Off white cup of hot cocoa with Ceylon cinnamon and cinnamon sticks on lace

Double Cinnamon Hot Cocoa

Two kinds of cinnamon plus cocoa equals the best cinnamon hot chocolate (or cinnamon hot cocoa) you've ever had. Rich, complex, and satisfying.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 116 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon see note
  • 1 pinch ground Ceylon cinnamon see note
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups milk


  1. Combine the sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and water in a small saucepan.  Heat over medium low heat, whisking briskly, until combined into a smooth and glossy liquid, about 2 minutes.

  2. Slowly whisk in the milk until fully incorporated and slightly steaming (don't boil!).  Serves four.

Recipe Notes

Ground cinnamon labeled just "cinnamon" is made from cassia cinnamon bark.  This is the first cinnamon called for in the ingredients.  The second type of cinnamon will be labeled "Ceylon" cinnamon, which has a different flavor from cassia cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts
Double Cinnamon Hot Cocoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Potassium 202mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 17g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 3%
Calcium 11%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.