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Mexican Marshmallow Mocha

Prep time 4 mins
Cook time 7 mins
Other time 30 mins
Yield 3 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
We added marshmallow creme to make this exotic mocha drink especially rich. For an even lighter version, substitute a calorie-free sweetener, such as Splenda, in place of regular granulated sugar.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutrition Information

  • calories 170
  • fat 2.7 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • protein 6.9 g
  • carbohydrate 44.6 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 97 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 14 %
  • fiber 2.4 g
  • calcium 211 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine milk and cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer (do not boil). Remove from heat, and cool to room temperature. Discard cinnamon stick.

  2. Combine cocoa, sugar, and coffee granules in a small bowl; stir well. Add cocoa mixture to milk mixture in pan, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Stir in marshmallow creme. Cook mixture over medium heat 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly with a whisk. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 minute, stirring vigorously with a whisk to froth mixture. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into mugs.

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