Hot Chocolate with Mini Marshmallows

After putting up my Christmas tree this weekend, it seems that the holidays are really in full swing! During this hectic time of year – between holiday shopping, seeing friends and family and wrapping up a busy work year – there is often little time to sit back and relax. No matter how hectic it is, it’s always healthy to take a little time to yourself and enjoy the simple pleasures. A warm cup of hot chocolate topped with mini marshmallows and a festive candy cane is a great place to start in my book!

Hot Chocolate with Mini Marshmallows

Ingredients per mug
1-1/2 to 2 cups of milk
1 tbsp of good quality cocoa powder
1 tbsp of bittersweet chocolate chips
1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
1 candy cane
5 or 6 mini marshmallows

Add the milk to a saucepan on medium high heat. Bring the milk to a high simmer and mix in the vanilla extract. Set aside.

In each mug, add the cocoa and chocolate chips. Slowly whisk in the milk, making sure the mixture is homogeneous as you go.

Garnish with a candy cane and mini marshmallows. Enjoy!

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15 Comments on Hot Chocolate with Mini Marshmallows

  1. Juanita
    December 8, 2011 at 9:19 am (6 years ago)

    Sounds delicious. Looks decadent. I really like the styling in that photo – that mug is very cool!

  2. Zee
    December 8, 2011 at 9:24 am (6 years ago)

    I wish I could grab this hot chocolate mug from my screen and
    enjoy it sip by sip while looking at snow falling outside.. This is absolutely lovely! Love hot chocolate with marshmallows.

  3. thelittleloaf
    December 8, 2011 at 9:59 am (6 years ago)

    Anything with candy cane and little marshmallows on top gets my vote! This looks like a real hug in a mug – the perfect winter warmer 🙂

  4. Pat Dohaney
    December 8, 2011 at 10:06 am (6 years ago)

    Love this photo. My granddaughter, Ryleigh will love to help Gramma make this recipe.
    Merry Christmas, everyone.

  5. Chocolate Shavings
    December 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm (6 years ago)

    Juanita: Thank you – it’s the perfect holiday mug!

  6. Chocolate Shavings
    December 8, 2011 at 12:31 pm (6 years ago)

    Pat Dohaney: Let me know how it goes – hope you love it!

  7. Susie
    December 8, 2011 at 12:41 pm (6 years ago)

    What a beautiful photo!!! I love a good hot chocolate, especially when it’s as pretty as this 🙂 Tomorrow I’m posting a peppermint drink recipe, too (with rum!!)


  8. We Are Not Martha
    December 8, 2011 at 12:42 pm (6 years ago)

    Oops! I meant to comment using my blog email 🙂


  9. Jennifurla
    December 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm (6 years ago)

    that is just what I need this evening, looks fab.

  10. Rosa's Yummy Yums
    December 9, 2011 at 8:07 am (6 years ago)

    Mmmhhh, so comforting and divine! Very stylish too.



  11. Lou
    December 11, 2011 at 6:38 pm (6 years ago)

    looks fantastic, absolutely love the idea of adding candy canes to hot chocolate!

  12. Meatloaf
    December 12, 2011 at 2:34 am (6 years ago)

    Delicious! It’s make me hungry 🙂 Thanks a lot for sharing.

  13. Food Manager Certification Texas
    June 27, 2012 at 5:15 am (6 years ago)

    This drink really looks Christmas-y and great! I love to sip hot chocolates with those mini marshmallows floating around.


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