This stunningly simple cinnamon hot cocoa recipe will have everyone leaving pre-made packets behind and reaching for these simple, kitchen ingredients instead.

True, it may take longer to make than it does your average cup of Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, but trust us — you won’t regret those extra couple minutes.

Hot cocoa and chill, anyone?

Cinnamon Hot Cocoa

  • 3 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 1-2
  • Easy

Step 1

Break up chocolate into smaller pieces. If you’re using chocolate chips, leave them as they are.

Step 2

Combine chocolate, cinnamon, brown sugar and ½ cup milk into a pot.

Step 3

Mix on medium-low heat until the chocolate melts.

Step 4

Add remaining milk.

Step 5

Mix and then pour into cups, serve, and enjoy.