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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

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2007


  • 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
  • Vegetable oil or cooking spray
  • Large marshmallows


  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. 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.

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  • mrs vee makes
    31 AUG, 2014
    This is a great recipe. I make it at least once a week and it's summertime! I was wondering if there are any nutritional values for this recipe such as carb count, calories, etc.? It's a great recipe! Thanks Martha! Love all you do:)
  • Connie Magar
    27 JAN, 2013
  • ojolie
    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.
  • ojolie
    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.
  • JLMetzinger
    11 FEB, 2011
    Has anyone found a heart-shaped cookie cutter this tiny?
  • regreen
    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?
  • mattesananda
    12 JAN, 2011
    cookie cutter
  • klnyc07
    8 FEB, 2010
    how do you make the heart out of marshmallows????
  • JMarsden
    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.
  • NicoleCh
    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!