By Sue Lau on May 20, 2002
Photo by Annacia
Photo by Annacia
"Great for breakfasts, chilly nights, "I don't feel so good" days, and just when you want to relax! Sometimes I like to mix this half and half with coffee. Other times I like to let it cool down and pop it in the blender with some ice cream and make a milkshake! Hot chocolate isn't just for snow-days, you know! ;)"
Serving Size: 1 (31 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 32
"The first time I made this I thought it needed a bit more cocoa. This time I left out the marshmallows and added 1/2 cup more cocoa and 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne. Hot Chocolate with a kick!"
"I cut this recipe in half, but kept the cocoa at 1 cup. I thought it could still use a little more, though -- just wasn't cocoa-y enough for my taste. I think I will add an extra 1/2 cup of cocoa next time in addition to leaving out the creamer (didn't care for the taste of it in this recipe). I love, love, love the cinnamon flavor of this -- will definitely keep experimenting until it's right for me."
"Oh SueL, as usual, another wonderful recipe. I also used splenda instead of sugar, and cut back on the marshmallows a bit. I love Mexican hot chocolate and this was quite delish! Thanks for a keeper SueL. Made for Comfort Cafe, Jan 2009."
"I thirded the recipe, omitted the non-dairy creamer, and added a dash of clove powder to the results. Marshmallows were added at mixing time depending on the mood. I like it!"
"I made 8 servings as I'm the only one who drinks hot chocolate here. I used Splenda for the sugar in a slightly less amount than ask for and skipped the marshmallows while adding half again as much cinnamon. For me this came out just right. You just can't find sugar free chocolate mix here in Canada so I'm truly delighted with this. Oh yes! almost forgot I also added 1/4 tsp of vanillin. Thanks very much Sue."
"Lovely - but found it very sweet (as I do quite a few U.S. recipes) even with just 2 cups of sugar! Added about 1/2 cup more cocoa and grated some Belgian chocolate in - just tried it and it's gorgeous!!"
"Easy and great tasting!"
"I left out the marshmallows. This was really good! To the second batch I added a bit of powdered cardamom and cloves, and I was very pleased with the result."
"The kids absolutely loved this as a milk shake!I had to tweak it a little because I didnt have any cocoa...instead I used about half of a can of folgers mocha choclate cappuccino instead"
"This is a good recipe. I like the variation on the theme. I did end up adding about 3/4 of a cup extra sugar and about 1/2 cup extra cocoa. This will make great gifts. :D Thank you!"
"Delicious!!! I made up a batch, and it beats the pants off any commercial hot chocolate mix on the market. It's especially good made with a shot of chocolate liqueur - mmm, pure indulgence. I'm going to mix up another batch to give as gifts. Thanks, Sue!"
"This recipe is fantastic, thank you! I was unable to locate confectioners sugar in the supermarket so instead added just 2/3 cup of caster sugar which worked well. Also, I really liked the cinnamon taste and added 5 teaspoons of cinnamon. Am looking forward to giving this as a gift!"
"Having an ice storm today so I decided to make this and jar it for christmas gifts- then I had to try it for myself- yummy! Also good in coffee."
"This was absolutely wonderful. I made up a batch to put in Christmas gift baskets, and now there's a big jar of it in our pantry, too. Really wonderful for gift-giving -- thanks!"