Peppermint Stick Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Stick Hot ChocolateRecipe
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.