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Hot Cocoa and Cinnamon Cream

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With this easy, creamy cocoa recipe in hand, your kids are the baristas (and you help with the heating). Think of this sweet warm-up after skating, sledding, or shoveling snow.
With this easy, creamy cocoa recipe in hand, your kids are the baristas (and you help with the heating).

The cinnamon cream that tops this cocoa is made the old-fashioned way—by shaking heavy cream, sugar, and cinnamon in a covered jar. If one child gets tired of shaking, pass it on to the next child. It's a group effort—and worth every minute of prep when you taste the delicious result that looks so fancy and tastes so good. Tip: Add a teensy pinch of salt to bring out the chocolate flavor.

What You’ll Need
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cinnamon sticks (optional)
What to Do
  1. To make the cinnamon cream, put the heavy cream, sugar, and cinnamon into a container. Cover tightly. Shake the container until the cream looks like whipped cream.
  2. Heat milk over low heat for 5 minutes. Add the chocolate chips and a pinch of cinnamon. Stir until the chocolate melts.
  3. Pour the cocoa into mugs and add a pinch of salt. Top with a dollop of cinnamon cream. Add a cinnamon stick, if desired, and stir.

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