Katie Lee Biegel's Luxury Hot Chocolate Beauty, as seen on The Kitchen, Season 33.
Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee Biegel

Luxury Hot Chocolate

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
In honor of sitting by a cozy fire, I’m combining two great fireside treats—hot chocolate and s’mores! I use the cereal-milk technique to infuse graham-cracker flavor into the milk, adding a subtle background flavor that rounds out the taste of the hot chocolate. Topped with toasted marshmallows, this luxury hot chocolate is the perfect treat for sipping on a cold night.


Hot Chocolate:

Mug Rims:



  1. For the hot chocolate: In a large bowl, combine the crumbled graham crackers and milk. Let sit for at least 10 minutes or up to 20 minutes.
  2. Strain the milk through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium pot, pressing the graham crackers with a rubber spatula to release all the milk. Bring to a simmer over low heat. Remove from heat. Add the chocolate and let sit for 1 minute. Add the vanilla and salt and whisk until the chocolate is completely incorporated into the milk.
  3. For the mug rims: While the milk is heating, place the ground graham crackers onto a small plate. Do the same with the marshmallow creme on a separate plate. Dip each mug into the marshmallow creme to coat the rim, then dip into the ground graham crackers.
  4. For the garnish: Pour the hot chocolate into the 4 mugs and top each with 2 toasted marshmallows.