Peppermint Hot Chocolate With Crushed Candy Canes

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COURSE: Drinks
CUISINE: Western
PREP TIME: 2 minutes
COOK TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 12 minutes
SERVINGS: 2 people
CALORIES: 499kcal
AUTHOR: The Home Cook's Kitchen
Our peppermint hot chocolate with crushed candy canes is the perfect winter warmer! Bring on the festive season!
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Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • .5 oz candy canes, crushed
  • 4 tbsp cream, whipped

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together milk and cocoa.
  • Add sugar and chocolate chips.
  • Slowly heat milk over medium heat until warm, not boiling.
  • Add peppermint extract and stir.
  • Continue to heat hot cocoa until it has reached your desired temperature - approximately 10 - 15 minutes depending on how high stove is. Keep tasting until desired heat has been reached.
  • Taste, and adjust peppermint extract and sugar to suit taste.
  • Serve with whipped cream, a dusting of cocoa and the crushed candy canes.

Nutrition

Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 548mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Calcium: 401mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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