Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 7 mins

This makes a great gift! Adapted from All Star Holiday Gifts on the Food Network by Tyler Florence, you'll love this! This is really rich, so you may want to cut back a little on the cocoa mix or just add 1/2 cup more water to the cup.


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Take the bittersweet chocolate and roughly chop it up to give a chunky but consistent size.
  3. Mix well with a wooden spoon and then store in a dry airtight container.
  4. To make the hot chocolate, simply add 1 cup of water per 1/2 cup of hot cocoa mix.
  5. Heat in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring with a whisk.
  6. Heat until hot, but do not boil, about 6 to 7 minutes.
  7. Serve with marshmallows.
Most Helpful

In trying to use up some powd. milk I came across this recipe. We all loved it, although I made mine with milk to make it thicker. It is also good without the bittersweet bits, and less of the cinnamon.

recoverinpickyeater March 07, 2008

Great little breakfast getter-upper! Warms you right up, and the taste is fabulous! *Zaar Star Tag January 08*

Debber January 21, 2008

I'm sorry, but this is just too rich, too sweet and yet, at the same time, too watery. Its like a "death by chocolate" dessert made liquid -- only thin rather than creamy. We had to take the batch and dilute it to 8 servings with hot milk. I enjoyed it that way, but others didn't. I'd say that this one is only for those who know they like the rich, ultra-sweet, ultimate-dark chocolates. And even then I'd suggest a tablespoon or two of half and half in each cup.

3KillerBs December 19, 2007