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Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

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. YIELD:18 servings


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


  • 1. In a bowl, combine 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. Yield: 18-19 batches (about 3-1/2 cups total). To prepare hot chocolate: Dissolve about 3 tablespoons hot chocolate mix in hot milk. Yield: 1 serving per batch.

Nutritional 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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Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

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

Reviewed 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!"

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2009

"I made this a couple of weeks ago and loved it. So now I'm making up little Holiday gift bags to hand out."

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

"I have this almost every morning! I do not add marshmallows to the mix. I add them to the hot chocolate in my mug. I also use dry powered milk, 1/3 cup, 1 cup hot water and the mix. If using powered milk mix with chocolate before adding hot water. While losing weight 65 pounds) this was treat I could look forward to."

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