Melted marshmallows provide the frothy texture that you'll savor in this sweet and speedy warm beverage. They're also what makes this hot chocolate different from (and better than) the instant kind you make from a store-bought mix. Chocolaty and comforting, it's our daughter's favorite.

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5 mins
10 mins
15 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a saucepan, combine the first four ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until the marshmallows are melted, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Ladle into mugs.


Nutrition Facts

221 calories; protein 8.8g; carbohydrates 36.2g; fat 5.1g; cholesterol 19.5mg; sodium 115.5mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (187)

Rating: 3 stars
I am giving this 3 stars because it gave us the AMAZING idea of melting marshmallows in hot cocoa which results in a wonderful taste and texture you won't get in other cocoas. BUT, it was not nearly chocolaty or sweet enough for our family. Try this: combine 1/4 cup of cocoa powder and 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/3 cup of hot water. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 min. Add 4 cups of milk, 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of marshmallows. Cook and stir over medium heat until marshmallows and chocolate is melted and incorporated well. DO NOT BOIL. Now that's a five star recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
It didn't take 15 minutes to make this sweet treat! I have tried several other recipes for cocoa from this website, but this is the best so far! I didn't think it was too sweet or not sweet enough - it was just right! Throw in a dash of cayenne pepper to enhance the flavor of the chocolate, and YUM-O! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This hot chocolate was the best! i made it for my family and they loved it! It was "very marshmellowy" be careful though. if you spill it while its cooking, it is slightly difficult to get off. Thanks for the recipe! Will make again!! :D Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Terrific recipe! I just made it and love it! The only thing I did differently was I used about 1/3 lb. milk chocolate and melted that with my milk and marshmallows. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This hot chocolate is wonderful and has become a staple during the winter months. I use the small jar of marshmallow fluff intead of mini marshmallows and it turns out wonderful! My family requests this hot chocolate on a regular basis. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I never thought to cook the hot chocolate with the marshmallows in it, but it turned out to be amazing! I think I added too much vanilla when I made it, though, because I thought it tasted more vanilla-y than chocolate-y. I would cut back on that next time, but that would be the only thing I would change. I was so great! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
this is like, AH-MAZING hot chocolate, but i gave it four start because it is pretty rich/sweet, so if you have a lot, its like..........woah Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Really careful of the milk boiling over though! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious!!! Tastes like liquid dessert, perfect! Read More