Cinnamon Vanilla Hot Chocolate

Cinnamon Vanilla Hot Chocolate

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Dress up your usual hot chocolate with a splash of French vanilla syrup and cinnamon

Hello, PinkWhen readers! It’s Dee from Meatloaf and Melodrama, and I’m here to share a wonderful quick and easy recipe that’s perfect for this time of year. I don’t know about you, but I crave everything chocolate around the holidays, including drinks. My kids just love hot chocolate, but if I’m having some, I like to dress it up and make it more flavorful. So, the other night, I made this Cinnamon Vanilla Hot Chocolate.

It’s smooth, rich, chocolaty, and it’s the perfect drink to enjoy on a cold night!

Looking for more? You might also love these Hot Chocolate Bombs or these yummy Valentine Hot Chocolate Bombs.

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Cinnamon Vanilla Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream Topping

I seriously can’t believe it’s almost Christmas. I mean, where did the time go?! Because we’re all so busy right now, I like to relax and enjoy those little moments when we’re all at home. And when it’s cold out, I just love warm drinks. Usually, I’ll sip some hot tea, but around the holidays, it’s all about chocolate.

Cinnamon Vanilla Hot Chocolate

I confess that I used to use those little packets. I mean, it’s so simple to just open them up, dump the mix into a cup and add hot water, right? But honestly, making your own hot chocolate is just as easy, and it tastes a lot better than the stuff you get from the store! And if you want to be super organized, you can even make your own little packages and have them ready to go when you need them. I’m not quite there yet, but maybe someday!

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Creamy Cinnamon Vanilla Hot Chocolate

Usually, if I’m making hot cocoa for everyone, I’ll make a big pot of it and then fill everyone’s cups up individually. But if it’s just for me or maybe one or two of the kids, I’ll just mix up the ingredients individually and then add some warm milk and plus a splash of French vanilla syrup — yum!

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Cinnamon Vanilla Hot Chocolate

Then, I’ll add a generous helping of whipped cream and a few shakes of ground cinnamon. When I made this for my older daughter, she thought it was better than her usual drink from her favorite coffee house. Plus, it’s less expensive too!

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Cinnamon Vanilla Hot Chocolate

Dress up your usual hot chocolate with a splash of French vanilla syrup and cinnamon

Course Drinks

Cuisine American

Prep Time 10 minutes

Total Time 10 minutes

Servings 1 cup

Calories 363kcal

Author Dee Martin


  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon French vanilla syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups milk


  • Add the cocoa, sugar and cinnamon to a large coffee cup or mug.

  • Heat the milk in a small pot on the stove or in a separate cup in the microwave until it’s just hot but not boiling.

  • Add the warm milk to the dry ingredients and stir well.

  • Top with whipped cream and extra cinnamon, if desired.


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 635mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Calcium: 426mg | Iron: 1.4mg

**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.

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Happy Holidays!

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