{Surviving Winter} Decadent Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon Marshmallows

I had planned to publish another travel post today, but after the response I had to this picture I decided to move this post up a few weeks.

Winter is in full swing in South Africa. Temperatures have dropped to around 16C in Joburg (freezing for us!) and this is of course paired with the return of the rolling blackout. But I have a solution to warm your heart and those icy cold fingers.

Decadent Hot Chocolate | I Want to Bake

This hot chocolate uses a whopping slab and a half of chocolate for just two cups! That’s pure chocolate decadence! Flavoured with a hint of cinnamon and just a touch of chilli for some extra warmth, this hot chocolate will see you through the winter.

Cinnamon Marshmallows | I Want to Bake

I added some home-made cinnamon marshmallows for an extra special touch. These are so easy to make and are just as delicious melted on sweet potatoes or in oatmeal. Sure, turn your healthy nose up at me now, but come back to me once you’ve tried it!

Decadent Hot Chocolate | I Want to Bake


Decadent Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon Marshmallows

Yield: 2 Cups


    Hot Chocolate
  • 100g Milk chocolate
  • 50g Dark chocolate (I used 70%)
  • 3/4 cup Cream
  • 1 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Chilli
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Marshmallows
  • 1 cup Water
  • 3 envelopes Unflavoured gelatine
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Light corn syrup (I used Lyle's Golden Syrup)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon


    For the Hot Chocolate
  • Combine the ingredients in a saucepan over a low heat.
  • Stir gently until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Adjust spices to taste.
  • For the Marshmallows
  • I used Butter's Famous Marshmallow recipe. You can find it here .

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