Spiced Christmas Hot Cocoa Drink


  • White Sugar, 80 grams
  • Catalina Cocoa Powder, 100 grams
  • Ground Cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Star Anise
  • Mini Marshmallows, 75 grams


  • 4 Jars or 4 Cups


  1. Divide the sugar evenly between the jars and lightly shake to form a flat layer at the base of the jar.
  2. Sift the cocoa, cinnamon and salt into a clean, dry bowl. Divide the mix between the jars, gently spooning over the sugar to create 2 different layers.
  3. Gently put the marshmallows into the top of each jar. Close off the lid.
  4. Using 4 lengths of twine, tie each whole star anise to a cinnamon stick to create 4 separate spice bundles.
  5. To serve, remove the marshmallows from the jar, transfer the dry mix into a cup/mug place the star anise and cinnamon stick inside.
  6. Boil 200ml of milk pour into the cup/mug. Stir until fully mixed and add the marshmallows. Enjoy your hot spiced cocoa drink.