Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Rich velvety hot chocolate with a hint of cinnamon. This cinnamon hot chocolate is perfect on a cold winter day.

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate | Cooking with a WallflowerCan you believe that there’s less than 10 days left until Christmas?

It doesn’t feel like it. That’s for sure.

I actually just got back from New Orleans the other night and I had to go to work the next morning. I think you can imagine just how hard that was for me. I had so much trouble waking up in the morning. But I had so much fun while in New Orleans. I brought my camera with me so in the next couple days, I’ll share photos of my trip with you! There are already some photos up on Instagram.

And in case you missed my last post, there’s a giveaway going on right now. You can enter for a chance to win by clicking here. There aren’t too many entries so you have a good chance of winning. Good luck!

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate | Cooking with a Wallflower

In the mean time, let’s talk hot chocolate. It’s been almost a year since the last hot chocolate post, and this is the perfect time for chocolate.

Today, this hot chocolate is flavored with a hint of cinnamon. If you’re a fan of cinnamon, then this is the perfect warm beverage for you.

Simple to make, you can have this hot chocolate to warm you up on a cold wintery night in just minutes.

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate | Cooking with a Wallflower

In a small pan, warm up the milkover low heat. You can use 2% milk, whole milk, soy milk, or you can mix a combination of milk and heavy cream. Whole milk and heavy cream makes the hot chocolate thicker and creamier.

While the milk is warming up, add cocoa powder, granulated sugar, and cinnamon into a small bowl. Spoon a little bit of the milk into the bowl and mix until the cocoa powder has dissolved and appear paste like.

Use a small spatula to scrape the chocolate into the pot of milk. Add the semi sweet chocolate chips into the pot. Stir to evenly incorporate all the ingredients and allow the chocolate to melt.

Pour the hot chocolate into a mug and serve the hot chocolate warm.

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate | Cooking with a Wallflower

You can add a cinnamon stick for garnish, but remember the cinnamon stick adds a more cinnamon-y taste to the hot chocolate. If you use the cinnamon stick, you may want to add less ground cinnamon.

Enjoy!

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
 
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Rich velvety hot chocolate with a hint of cinnamon. This cinnamon hot chocolate is perfect on a cold winter day.
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 1 mug of hot chocolate
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups milk (2%, whole, soy milk)
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar, more to taste
  • ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Cinnamon stick (optional)
Directions:
  1. In a small pan, warm up the milk over low heat. You can use 2% milk, whole milk, soy milk, or you can mix a combination of milk and heavy cream. Whole milk and heavy cream makes the hot chocolate thicker and creamier.
  2. While the milk is warming up, add cocoa powder, granulated sugar, and cinnamon into a small bowl. Spoon a little bit of the milk into the bowl and mix until the cocoa powder has dissolved and appear paste like.
  3. Use a small spatula to scrape the chocolate into the pot of milk. Add the semi sweet chocolate chips into the pot. Stir to evenly incorporate all the ingredients and allow the chocolate to melt.
  4. Pour the hot chocolate into a mug.
  5. You can add a cinnamon stick for garnish, but remember the cinnamon stick adds a more cinnamon-y taste to the hot chocolate. If you use the cinnamon stick, you may want to add less ground cinnamon.
  6. Serve the cinnamon hot chocolate warm.

 

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  1. kimberlee stirling says:

    I’m visiting with my neighbour Huguette and we just shared the delicious hot chocolate mix that I hand-poured for Christmas gifts-Huguette added a touch of almond milk and boiled it 3 times on the stove Mexican style, yum! Thank you for sharing your beautiful holiday pictures of my favourite beverage on any day of the year and the different ways of making it tasty!

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