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
Servings
178
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Peppermint Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Peppermint Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
25g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
338µg
38%
Vitamin B12
0.9µg
15.6%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.2%
Vitamin C
2mg
4%
Vitamin D
3µg
1%
Vitamin K
0.8µg
1%
Calcium
509mg
51%
Fiber
0.9g
3.4%
Folate (food)
14µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
14µg
4%
Iron
0.6mg
3.1%
Magnesium
44mg
11%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.4%
Phosphorus
269mg
38%
Polyunsaturated
0.2g
N/A
Potassium
464mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
21.2%
Sodium
209mg
9%
Sugars, added
13g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
8%

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