Peppermint Stick Hot Chocolate

For an adults-only party, consider spiking this drink with mint liqueur, such as peppermint schnapps or crème de menthe.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup hot chocolate, 1 candy cane, 1 tablespoon marshmallows)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 194
  • Calories from fat: 18%
  • Fat: 3.9g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbohydrate: 34g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Iron: 0.6mg
  • Sodium: 96mg
  • Calcium: 32mg

Ingredients

  • 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)

Preparation

  1. 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.
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