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Fluffy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Fluffy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Melted marshmallows provide the frothy texture that you'll savor in this sweet and speedy warm beverage. They're also what makes this hot chocolate different from (and better than) the instant kind you make from a store-bought mix. Chocolaty and comforting, it's our daughter's favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 8 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking cocoa
  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the first four ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until marshmallows are melted, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Ladle into mugs. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 249 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (30g sugars, trace fiber), 9g protein

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"We upped the chocolate and sugar a bit to make it a little more chocolaty. This is always a hit and so easy to make. The kids love it. I'm a big fan of a little dash of cinnamon in my cup. Definitely our go to hot chocolate recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"Much better than store bought! The melted marshmallows added a lot and it looked pretty since it was so fluffy."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014 Edited Feb. 5, 2014

"This was creamy delicious....I would agree that the melted marshmallows are a hit in this recipe. I would also agree to add more cocoa next time as the chocolate flavor was mild. I did use an off brand cocoa so that may be the reason.

*** I just made this again and added two extra teaspoons of cocoa....perfect now. If I continue to use off brand cocoa I will use 6 teaspoons of cocoa. A top shelf cocoa, I will stick to 4 until I know the flavor."

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"A really good hot chocolate that is a snap to make. I did alter it a tiny bit. I added a about 2tsp more cocoa powder and a pinch of salt to cut the sweetness and enhance the flavors. Everyone was very pleased with it during our arctic blast!"

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"This was amazing! Great tasting and I can't bring myself to drink regular store bought coca ever again!"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"I love hot chocolate from scratch. This is a great basic recipe that you can easily commit to memory. I am used to adding a little sugar & cocoa until it tastes right - these measurements make it simpler."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"My daughter often asks me to make this special beverage for her. Been following this recipe for many years."

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"Was very good. I added more cocoa too,1/2 tsp at time. My marshmallows didn't melt. I think to old. I will try again"

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2013

"This was very pleasant! I think next time I will add more cocoa to boost the chocolate flavor."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"This was a great start for me to create my perfect cocoa. I couldn't give it 5 stars because I ended up changing quite a bit. But the idea of melting the marshmallows into the cocoa was great, and for that, 4 stars! Thanks!"

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"made this in school for home ec and it turned out great my teacher added whipped cream (spray able), added crushed peppermint , and finally added a candy cane (peppermint) and it was AWESOME i highly recommend it!"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"Waaaay better than the packaged cocoa mix!"

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2011

"My family loved this recipe! The marshmallows are the star ingredient in this recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"I LOVE THIS HOT CHOCOLATE!!! it is so easy to make & it tastes soooo good =D My favorite hot chocolate recipe for sure!"

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"Having this right now and it is delicious! I've tried other recipes but like this one the best so far. The melted marshmallows provide a nice little foam on the top that makes you lick it off your lips while enjoying the chocolaty warmth!"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"Our family has enjoyed this recipe for over 10 years. It's become a tradition at Christmas while we watch our favorite Christmas special on TV."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010

"My kids loved the hot chocolate recipe. They have asked me to not buy the store kind again. I am a health nut person so I used raw sugar and I substituted light cool whip for the marshmallows. It turned out great. Love it!!!"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2010

"This was so easy to make & tasted so good!!! I will deffinatly make this again! Everyone who tryed it thought that it was delicious:) Practicaly no mess to clean up which is always nice."

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

"My daughter had to bring hot chocolate into her class at school. This was a big hit!"

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"This recipe was just what I was looking for to make my kids one snowy cold night! They loved it!"

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2008

"My family loves this easy recipe. I gave this recipe to several friends with their Christmas Cards and they all said it was great. A big hit with the kids!"

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