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Christmas Cocoa Recipe

Christmas Cocoa Recipe

“A sprinkling of crushed candy cane lends a festive touch to this creamy hot cocoa…or place a chocolate mint candy cane in each mug as a stirrer,” suggests Lori Daniels of Beverly, West Virginia. TIP: Serve this heartwarming beverage with Christmas cookies to welcome friends in from the cold after skating, sledding or caroling.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup instant chocolate drink mix
  • 5 chocolate mint candy canes, crushed
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the milk and drink mix. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. Remove from the heat. Set aside 1 tablespoon crushed candy canes for garnish. Stir remaining candy canes into cocoa; keep warm.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Ladle cocoa into mugs. Top with whipped cream; sprinkle with reserved crushed candy canes. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 823 calories, 43g fat (27g saturated fat), 155mg cholesterol, 308mg sodium, 107g carbohydrate (92g sugars, 4g fiber), 12g protein .

Reviews for Christmas Cocoa

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"Delicious! The light topping is worth the extra (simple) step. Fun and easy for kids too!"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"This is delicious served with Christmas cookies. I could not find the chocolate mint candy canes so I just used the regular peppermint."

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"This is delicious. We always bring some with us to sip while we look at Christmas lights."

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