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Peppermint Hot Cocoa

A low-fat, low-calorie version of hot cocoa
Peppermint Hot Cocoa

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This recipe has half the calories of most store-bought hot cocoa brands, but it still tastes just as rich and chocolatey. Get the best of both worlds by preparing this unique, healthy peppermint hot cocoa recipe.

This recipe is courtesy of Joy Bauer.


  • 3 Cups skim milk
  • 4 Teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Dash of kosher salt
  • 1/4 Cup semisweet chocolate chips


Heat 3 cups skim milk in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until the milk is hot and starting to steam. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in 4 teaspoons sugar, 1/4 teaspoon each peppermint and vanilla extracts, a pinch of kosher salt, and 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips. Continue to whisk until the chocolate is completely melted. Pour into mugs and garnish with whipped cream if desired.