Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Recipe

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Recipe
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This Cinnamon Hot Chocolate is like a big hug from the inside. Rich and creamy packed with that delicious cinnamon flavor. This recipe is super quick to make and uses simple ingredients.

Why you will love this recipe

  • Super Creamy
  • Chocolate Heaven
  • Quick & Easy
  • Simple Ingredients

This hot chocolate will make every chocoholic’s dream come true! With only a few simple ingredients and 5 minutes of your time you’ll have a thick and creamy cup of hot chocolate.

Unlike many thin hot chocolates, you find in the US, this recipe makes a thick and creamy one that is similar to an Italian hot chocolate.

The recipe is based off my basic hot chocolate recipe and simply has cinnamon added to it. This recipe will make a cup that will warm you up from the inside. Perfect for those cold fall and winter days!

If you like this recipe, you should also try this Baileys version!

Ingredients needed for cinnamon hot chocolate

The ingredients needed for this recipe are simple. You probably already have them all in your kitchen.

  • Milk: Any milk will work here; cow’s milk and plant-based milk.
  • Heavy Cream: Use heavy whippy cream for a super thick and creamy hot chocolate or use half and half for a less creamy version.
  • Chocolate: Use the chocolate of your choice. I prefer a semi-sweet chocolate, however this specific recipe work with any kind of chocolate that does not have any addons like nuts in it.
  • Vanilla Extract: Make sure to use real vanilla extract to get the best flavor.
  • Cinnamon: You can simply use ground cinnamon or one whole cinnamon stick.

Step by Step Instructions

Add all the ingredients to a pot.

Cook on medium heat while stirring until the chocolate has melted.

Serve.

Make Ahead & Storage Instructions

Hot chocolate can be made ahead. Making a big batch would be perfect for a smores party. To keep it warm I recommend storing your drink in a thermos bottle or have it in a slow cooker on low.

If you do not finish your hot chocolate, then pour it into a bottle or air-tight container and keep it in the fridge. Usually, the mixture will thicken up more over time. Therefore, you will have to add some mil the next time you want to enjoy it. You can reheat your drink in the microwave.

Serving suggestions

Enjoy this cinnamon hot chocolate as is or top it off with your choice of topping.

Toppings for Hot Chocolate

  • Marshmallows
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Shavings

Frequently asked questions

Q: Can I replace heavy cream with half and half?

A: Replacing the heavy cream with half and half would be absolutely fine in this case. The hot chocolate will be less thick and creamy but will still taste amazing.

Q: How can I make this vegan?

A: Simply use a plant-based milk and a plant-based cream alternative to make your vegan hot chocolate. Alternatively, you can use the plant-based milk instead of the cream too.

Q: Can I make hot chocolate in the slow cooker?

A: Absolutely you can! Add all the ingredient to a slow cooker and let it cook for 2 hours on low. Make sure to give it a quick stir every once in a while.

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Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

This Cinnamon Hot Chocolate is like a big hug from the inside. Rich and creamy packed with that delicious cinnamon flavor. This recipe is super quick to make and uses simple ingredients.
5 from 10 votes
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine International
Servings 2 cups
Calories 333 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Pot

Ingredients
 
 

  • 8 dl Milk (cow's milk or plant-based)
  • 1 dl Heavy Cream or half & half (read notes)
  • 100 g Chocolate (see notes)
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon (see notes)

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients into a pot.
  • Bring the mixture to a slight simmer on medium heat while stirring with a whisk. You'll have to make sure to keep stirring till the chocolate is fully melted so it does not burn.
  • Once the chocolate is fully melted turn the heat onto high and let cook for 1-2 minutes to thicken it up.
  • Turn off the heat and serve.
    If you are making a big batch, make sure to store it in a thermos container or keep it on low in a slow cooker.

Notes

Milk: Both cow’s milk and plant-based milk work.
Heavy Cream: Use heavy whippy cream for a super thick and creamy hot chocolate or use half and half for a less creamy version.
Chocolate: Use the chocolate of your choice. I recommend semi-sweet.
Vanilla Extract: Use real vanilla extract to get the best flavor.
Cinnamon: You can simply use ground cinnamon or one whole cinnamon stick.

Your Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 333kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 8gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 87mgPotassium: 398mgFiber: 2gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 693IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 274mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate, cinnamon, Easy, Fall, hot chocolate, Quick, winter
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