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Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Mix

When our children left for college, they each insisted on taking a large container of this cinnamon-y cocoa mix with them to the dorm. For rich results, all they need to do is add hot milk, stir and enjoy! —Linda Nilsen, Anoka, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving per batch


  • 1-3/4 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup hot milk


  • In a large bowl, combine the milk powder, sugar, creamer, cocoa and cinnamon. Add the marshmallows; mix well. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months.
  • To prepare 1 serving: Dissolve 3 tablespoons hot chocolate mix in hot milk.
Nutrition Facts
3 tablespoons: 101 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 fat-free milk.

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  • Ajay
    Jan 11, 2018

    Thank you for sharing

  • beckyjoyful
    Dec 26, 2017

    Awesome gift thats,quick to make!

  • Leahpagan
    Jan 3, 2013

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  • ayeluvfrogz
    Jan 22, 2012

    I love this recipe. It isn't overly sweet. We made about 12 batches and gave them out as Christmas gifts. We added 50% more of the baking cocoa and cinnamon though.

  • agoramae
    Jan 3, 2012

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  • kjtr
    Dec 22, 2010

    I have made this for years for gifts. I put it in quart mason jars after I have stenciled the lids with a Christmas design. Put marshmallows in a holiday mug tie it off with plastic wrap and raffi. I do add a little more chocolate drink and cinnamon to my recipe. I have been told it taste better if it is 3-6 months old. If you are gifting make ahead.

  • tiring
    Dec 17, 2010

    I found it left a taste of the powdered milk. Might taste better with more chocolate drink mix.

  • proediger
    Dec 7, 2010

    Made this every year for years for each child in my class at school. I watched for mugs to come on sale at the local party store and gave each child a holiday mug filled with a bag of cinnamon hot chocolate mix. They loved it!

  • Anonymous
    Dec 7, 2010

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  • jasavage17
    Jan 7, 2010

    Gave this as Christmas gifts this year and it went over really wll. Tried it b/4 I gave it out and it was really good, I had it with warm milk and warm water and both were very good.