Peppermint Stick Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Stick Hot Chocolate Recipe
Jeff Kauck
For an adults-only party, consider spiking this drink with mint liqueur, such as peppermint schnapps or crème de menthe.


12 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup hot chocolate, 1 candy cane, 1 tablespoon marshmallows)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 194
Caloriesfromfat 18 %
Fat 3.9 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrate 34 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 96 mg
Calcium 32 mg


8 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
12 candy canes
3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
Whole grated nutmeg (optional)


Combine milk, brown sugar, cocoa, vanilla, nutmeg, and semisweet chocolate in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook 25 minutes or until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth, stirring occasionally. Serve with candy canes and marshmallows. Garnish with whole grated nutmeg, if desired.

David Bonom,

Cooking Light

December 2006