Easy Snickerdoodle Hot Cocoa (Keurig® Brewer Version Included)

Posted on Thu, Dec 27, 2018

Easy Snickerdoodle Hot Cocoa

Cinnamon and vanilla is a powerful flavor combination! The spice of the cinnamon amplifies the sweetness of the vanilla releasing its glory. It is for this reason that I am a complete sucker for snickerdoodle cookies and after trying this recipe– snickerdoodle hot cocoa!
Snickerdoodle hot cocoa is a quick and adaptable recipe. It can be made for a group using a crockpot or just for you with a Keurig® brewer.
Yields: 4 servings 


  • 4 cups milk or half and half 
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Whipped cream, for garnish 
  • Cinnamon sugar, for garnish 


(Crockpot version, perfect for a party, scroll to bottom of the post for Keurig® brewer option)

  • Pour the milk into a 1 1/2 quart crockpot.  Add the white chocolate chips, caramel, cinnamon sugar and vanilla extract. Stir well.
  • Turn the crockpot to the high setting for 1 1/2-2 hours, stirring every half hour. If not serving right away, reduce temperature to warm setting after the 2 hours. 
  • Pour the snickerdoodle hot chocolate into your serving glasses.  Add a generous helping of whipped cream.  Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. 


Pour 4 cups of milk or half and half into your crockpot.  Add 2 cups of white chocolate chips.


Add 1 tablespoon of caramel.


Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.


Add 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon sugar.


Turn the crockpot to the high setting for 1 1/2-2 hours, stirring every half hour. If not serving right away, reduce temperature to warm setting after the 2 hours. Pour the snickerdoodle hot chocolate into your serving glasses.


Top with whipped cream, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and drizzle with caramel.


Snickerdoodle hot cocoa can also be made with a Keurig® brewer and K-Cup® coffee pods. I am fond of Cafe Escapes varieties for these types of recipes. All of their K-Cup® pods are slightly sweet and have a hint of cream, perfect for indulgent lattes, mochas, and hot cocoas. I chose their Cafe Vanilla pod this time but, Cafe Caramel works great as well and you can skip the caramel sauce!

Keurig® brewer version:


  • 1 Cafe Vanilla K-Cup® coffee pod
  • 1/4 cup warmed milk or half and half
  • 1 teaspoon white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon caramel sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon sugar


  • Add white chocolate chips, caramel sauce, vanilla extract, and a pinch of cinnamon sugar to a large coffee mug.
  • Brew your Cafe Vanilla K-Cup® coffee pod on the low water setting of your Keurig® brewer into to mug.
  • Stir very well.
  • Add 1/4 cup of warmed milk or half and half (I highly recommend the half and half YOLO!)
  • Top with whipped cream, drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with cinnamon.

ENJOY!! (Best served with a side of snickerdoodle cookies!)


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