so I made this this afternoon... while the water was boiling, I added the cocoa powder, 2 caps ful sugar free syrup, and about 2T cream with a small shake slt and 1/8 tsp cinnamon. stirred until creamy (was way easier to mix the cocoa once I added the cream). Then I added the boiling water, and 1/2 tsp instant coffee. I stirred everything, and added a little splash more cream.
In my opinion, there was a great improvement, though probably most of it came from the additional cream. the cinnamon flavor was nice but it didn't completely incorporate into the drink, which was fine with me. Using this version, I liked it better than the 25cal sf swiss miss hot chocolate.