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
198
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
19g
21%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
26g
20%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
128µg
18%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Calcium, Ca
264mg
26%
Choline, total
32mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
13µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
30mg
9%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
211mg
30%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
111mg
7%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
181g
7%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.