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Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Hearts

Nothing says "I love you" like a warm mug of chocolate with floating marshmallow hearts.

  • yield: Makes 4 cups




  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus one teaspoon unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped or shaved semisweet chocolate
  • Vegetalbe oil or cooking spray
  • Large marshmallows


  1. Step 1

    Bring milk, sugar, cocoa powder, and chocolate to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until chocolate has melted (do not let boil). Pour into mugs.

  2. Step 2

    Grease a heart-shaped petit four cutter or aspic cutter with vegetable oil or cooking spray. Cut several marshmallows in half horizontally, and then press the cutter into the center of each one. Float the marshmallows and the cutouts on hot chocolate.

Martha Stewart Living, February 1996



Reviews (15)

  • 4 Feb, 2013

    Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Hearts
    Russell's Monday Dinner
    Nutritious and Delicious!

  • 27 Jan, 2013


  • 3 Feb, 2012

    I forgot to mention that you can make your own homemade size marshmallows. Martha has a great recipe. Large marshmallow squares with a designed middle could be used as a side treat instead of in the hot chocolate cup.

  • 3 Feb, 2012

    I found small cutters in the d'oeuvres section of a kitchen ware store. But I also have other very small cutters that came with a snowflake cookie cutter set. The smaller ones are used to make designs in the large cookies.

  • 11 Feb, 2011

    Has anyone found a heart-shaped cookie cutter this tiny?

  • 20 Jan, 2011

    do you think it would be almost as good if I used skim milk and Splenda? I wonder if Splenda could somehow be used for the marshmallows?

  • 12 Jan, 2011

    cookie cutter

  • 8 Feb, 2010

    how do you make the heart out of marshmallows????

  • 16 May, 2009

    This recipe is one of the best homemade hot chocolate ever. Every Sunday, I make a large cup for me and I absolutely love it.

  • 31 Jan, 2009

    Another cute idea for those of you who love the heart marshmallows, especially if you were to use them to garnish a cake, is to dip the cut side into colored sugar!

  • 31 Jan, 2009

    I loved this hot chocolate. It was delicious although I drank it pretty quickly so I felt sick to my stomach when it was gone. I'll definitely make it again but will linger over it a bit more. :o)

  • 29 Jan, 2008

    This was so easy and just takes seconds to do (especially with store bought marshmallows - ) adds such a nice thoughtful touch.

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  • 25 Jan, 2008

    Heart marshmallows

  • 25 Jan, 2008

    Love the marshmallow ideas. I would make these and put them on top of a chocolate iced cake or a pink iced cake, for Valentine's day.