Just so you know, after you consume this drink, you may end up on a permanent sugar high. But you need to know that this hot cocoa is amazing. I've noticed that a local coffee shop chain is serving Toasted Marshmallow Hot Cocoa this Fall. Sounds awesome, but I want to make this at home, especially since my outings are planned around nap schedules, you know? So after looking around online, I couldn't find a recipe for Toasted Marshmallow Hot Cocoa that didn't require using Toasted Marshmallow Syrup. I don't know about you guys, but I don't think I want to order a giant bottle of Toasted Marshmallow Syrup. Pantry space is limited in this house. And why can't I use REAL marshmallows? So I decided to make my own. And then I decided to upgrade and included graham crackers. S'mores. Even better.
So here it is, friends. The next time you feel a longing to eat a s'more but you're missing a campfire, try this instead. Or when that sugar craving sneaks up, satisfy your sweet tooth with this warm drink. This cocoa will make you want to turn down your lights, curl up under a warm blanket, and sit by a fire place. This presents a problem if your house doesn't come with a fire place. Hmmm...I am not responsible for unfulfilled cozy wooden cabin feelings this cocoa may arouse.
This recipe is for one serving (me), but it's easy to double or even quadruple because sometimes we want to enjoy our cocoa with others too, right?
Ingredients for one serving:
- 1.2 oz of milk chocolate, chopped (about 1/3 of a 3.5 oz chocolate bar)
- 2/3 cup of milk (I used fat free because that's what was in the fridge)
- 2 jumbo marshmallows (the super huge kind)
- 1 teaspoon of graham cracker crumbs, plus additional squares for garnish and dunking
Broil one marshmallow in toaster oven (or regular oven) for about 2 minutes or until marshmallow is browned and smells toasty and sweet. (You know the smell - when you roast it over a campfire.) Set aside. Combine milk and chocolate in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Wisk continuously until well blended. Cut remaining marshmallow into smaller pieces, and add to chocolate mixture. Wisk until completely melted. Remove from heat and pour into a mug. Top with toasted marshmallow and graham cracker crumbs. Enjoy cozy feelings resulted in this drink.