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Hot Cocoa with Cinnamon Whipped Cream


This is the perfect time of year to curl up with a delicious mug of homemade hot cocoa. Top it with delicious cinnamon whipped cream for an added treat!


[recipe title=”Hot Cocoa with Cinnamon Whipped Cream” servings=”4″ time=”10 minutes active; 10 minutes inactive” difficulty=”Easy”]


  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) sugar or agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup (39 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 1/2 cups (840 ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) half-and-half
  • 3/4 tsp. (3.8 ml)  homemade vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) boiling water
  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) homemade vanilla extract
  • 1 drop cinnamon essential oil


  1. Combine the cocoa, sugar, and pinch of salt in a saucepan, and add the boiling water.
  2. Stir, and slowly bring to an easy boil. Be careful not to let it scorch.
  3. Stir in milk and half-and-half. Heat until hot but not boiling.
  4. Remove from heat, and add 3/4 tsp. (3.8 ml) vanilla.
  5. In a mixer, whip the heavy whipping cream with the agave nectar, 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) vanilla, and cinnamon essential oil until fluffy.
  6. Divide hot cocoa between 4 mugs, and top with the whipped cream.



  1. Much too much sugars!

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