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Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate

Make your rich and creamy Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate from the comfort of your own home with only a handful of ingredients for a delicious treat. Perfect for those winter evenings when you just want to sit and relax with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.

Jar of homemade hot chocolate with cinnamon sticks.

This easy-to-prepare hot chocolate gives you all the warmth and spice from ground cinnamon and all of the flavor of a snickerdoodle cookie. The perfect hot chocolate mix to whip up when you want to enjoy a chocolate flavor drink with a difference, especially during the winter time of year.

Are you a fan of the Starbucks Snickerdoodle hot chocolate? Then this is the recipe for you. Easy to make, simple ingredients, but packs a punch in flavor giving you that warming hug in a mason jar. Your classic cocoa with a twist. Yum!

If you love hot chocolate and want a new drink to try then this Hot Chocolate Latte needs to be added to your list. Creamy and rich with your daily dose of caffeine all rolled into one. Love cookies? Try these Hot Cocoa Cookies- YUM!

Jar of homemade Snickerdoodle hot cocoa.

💜 Why You’ll Love This Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate

  • A handful of ingredients - No big shopping lists for your local grocery store
  • Key ingredients you will likely have in your pantry
  • Super simple to make - Even the kids can get involved
  • Kid-friendly - The children will love this twist on their traditional hot milk

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Ingredients Needed

  • Milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Caramel sauce
  • Garnish - Whipped Cream, Extra Cinnamon, Mini Marshmallows
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How To Make The Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate

  1. In a medium saucepan or pot add milk, chocolate syrup, and cinnamon and whisk together.
  2. Heat milk on the stove until boiling, whisking every couple of minutes to prevent it from curdling.
  3. Once it has reached a boiling point, turn the heat down to low to medium heat and let simmer for another 10 minutes. You will need to stir the mixture every few minutes.
  4. Add the caramel sauce and stir until melted and incorporated. This might take 1-2 minutes, whisk as needed.
  5. Serve while it is hot with your chosen garnishes.
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Recipe Variations

Add a splash of Bailey's. If you are of legal age to drink. This can add an extra depth of deliciousness and is a wonderful treat. Yum!

Can I use other types of milk? Whole milk is the preferred option for its nice fat content, but you can use other milk if needed. Instead of cow's milk, use almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, etc.You could stir in some heavy cream if you wanted. It works really well with the cinnamon flavors.

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Tips & Tricks

  • It is important to let the hot chocolate simmer for a while so the cinnamon flavor can incorporate into the hot chocolate and give the snickerdoodle flavor
  • While the extra cinnamon and marshmallows and/or whipped cream garnish, the extra sweetness from either addition adds to create the classic homemade cookie taste too. White chocolate chips are also a great option or why not grate some dark chocolate over the top?
  • Stir in some vanilla extract to give the hot chocolate a different creamy flavor.
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FAQ

Can I make this snickerdoodle hot chocolate recipe in the microwave?

Absolutely! You just need to heat the milk and the other ingredients in the microwave and keep stirring and checking on the mixture.

How Long Is This Good For?

We recommend drinking and enjoying it as soon as you make it. There won't be any leftovers of this homemade version of this traditional snickerdoodle.

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Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate

A nice jar of Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate will warm you up from the inside out. It's simple to make and the cinnamon chocolate combo is heaven!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Mason Jar Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of milk
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ cup chocolate syrup
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce
  • Whipped Cream for garnish
  • Extra Cinnamon for garnish
  • Marshmallows for garnish

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan or pot add milk, chocolate syrup, and cinnamon and whisk together.
  • Heat milk on the stove until boiling, whisking every couple of minutes to prevent it from curdling.
  • Once it has reached a boiling point, turn the heat down to low to medium heat and let simmer for another 10 minutes. You will need to stir the mixture every few minutes.
  • Add the caramel sauce and stir until melted and incorporated. This might take 1-2 minutes, whisk as needed.
  • Serve while it is hot with your chosen garnishes.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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