Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate

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Sweetened cinnamon and white chocolate makes this snickerdoodle hot chocolate a perfect cozy cold weather drink. It’s made in 5 minutes with just 6 ingredients (which includes the homemade whipped cream).

Snickerdoodle white hot chocolate drink with whipped cream in a glass mug.

Recipe Highlights

  • Snickerdoodle is a sugar cookie with cinnamon and sugar. The sweetened cinnamon flavors from the cookie make up this snickerdoodle hot chocolate.
  • It’s a quick and easy recipe made with just 6 ingredients. Milk, white chocolate chips, and cinnamon syrup make up the snickerdoodle hot chocolate. The heavy cream, and sugar are whisked together for the homemade whipped cream topping. Top it all off with a little cinnamon sugar.
  • Store-bought or homemade cinnamon syrup can be used. I recommend using homemade cinnamon syrup since it’s really easy to make.
  • Starbucks has a snickerdoodle hot chocolate on their menu but it’s not available all year. You can order it even if it’s not available by asking for a white hot chocolate with 2 pumps of Cinnamon Dolce syrup and 2 pumps of White Chocolate Mocha sauce.

Want more hot chocolate recipes? Try making my Frozen Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, and Peppermint Hot Chocolate.

Ingredient Notes

Snickerdoodle hot chocolate ingredients.
  • Cinnamon syrup
    Use store-bought or homemade cinnamon syrup. The homemade version only has 3 ingredients and it’s super easy to make.
  • White chocolate chips
    This is the chocolate base for the drink and it goes really well with cinnamon syrup. You’ll notice that white chocolate is slightly yellow once it’s made into hot chocolate. This is perfectly natural as the yellowish color comes from the cocoa butter.
  • Milk
    Any kind of milk can be used but it’s a lot creamier with whole milk.
  • Heavy cream
    This is for the whipped cream topping.
  • Sugar
    To sweeten the whipped cream.
  • Cinnamon sugar
    This is completely optional but you can garnish your drink with a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the recipe.

  1. Make whipped cream topping.
    Heavy cream and sugar are whipped together using a handheld milk frother. Fluffy whipped cream is made in seconds.
  2. Combine milk, white chocolate chips, and cinnamon syrup in a saucepan and stir on low heat.
    Use the handheld milk frother to help mix the chocolate and milk together.
  3. Assemble drink.
    Pour snickerdoodle hot chocolate into a mug. Spoon on whipped cream and garnish with cinnamon sugar.
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Expert Tips

  • Homemade cinnamon syrup can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Once the syrups are made, it’s just a matter of heating up and combining the milk, white chocolate chips, and the syrup.
  • The whipped cream can be made as stiff or soft as you like by adjusting the time you whisk. If you want a more pourable whipped cream with soft peaks that will stir into the drink easier, whisk until it thickens slightly. Whisk it for a little longer for stiffer peaks. Make sure to move the handheld milk frother up and down to get air into the cream.
  • Whipped cream can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Stir it a little since it may have deflated a bit.

Questions You May Have

Is there caffeine in snickerdoodle hot chocolate?

No, there’s no caffeine in white chocolate or in any of the other ingredients.

Is there chocolate in white chocolate?

White chocolate doesn’t actually have any chocolate in it. It’s made with cocoa butter, sugar, and milk solids.

Why is the snickerdoodle hot chocolate off-white in color?

Good white chocolate is made from cocoa butter, which is off white, and slightly yellow in color. If your white chocolate is pure white, additional ingredients like artificial color or vegetable oil, may have been added.

Snickerdoodle white hot chocolate in a glass mug.

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Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate

Author: Jee Choe
This snickerdoodle white hot chocolate is a cozy cold weather drink.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate

Whipped Cream Topping

  • cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon sugar (⅛ teaspoon cinnamon + ⅛ teaspoon sugar)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Make whipped cream topping.
    Heavy cream and sugar are whipped together using a handheld milk frother. Fluffy whipped cream is made in seconds.
  • Combine milk, white chocolate chips, and cinnamon syrup in a saucepan and stir on low heat.
    Use the handheld milk frother to help mix the chocolate and milk together.
  • Assemble drink.
    Pour snickerdoodle hot chocolate into a mug. Spoon on whipped cream and garnish with cinnamon sugar.

NOTES

  • Any kind of milk can be used but it’s a lot creamier with whole milk.
  • Homemade cinnamon syrup can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Once the syrups are made, it’s just a matter of heating up and combining the milk, white chocolate chips, and the syrup.
  • The whipped cream can be made as stiff or soft as you like by adjusting the time you whisk. If you want a more pourable whipped cream with soft peaks that will stir into the drink easier, whisk until it thickens slightly. Whisk it for a little longer for stiffer peaks. Make sure to move the handheld milk frother up and down to get air into the cream.
  • Whipped cream can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Stir it a little since it may have deflated a bit.
  • Good white chocolate is made from cocoa butter, which is off white, and slightly yellow in color. If your white chocolate is pure white, additional ingredients like artificial color or vegetable oil, may have been added.

NUTRITION

Calories: 727 | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 493mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 1570IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 392mg | Iron: 2mg
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