Winter Warmer Recipe
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Winter Warmer Recipe

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"I found this beverage recipe more than 15 years ago, when I was in high school," recalls Sally Seidel, Banner, Wyoming. "My husband and I also enjoy it after the children go to bed."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 envelopes (1 ounce each) instant hot cocoa mix or 1/2 cup instant hot cocoa mix
  • 3 cups hot brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/4 cup whipped topping
  • Ground cinnamon, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 194 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together the cocoa mix, coffee, cream and rum extract until heated through and cocoa is dissolved. Pour into mugs. Garnish with whipped topping; sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Winter Warmer in Quick Cooking January/February 2004, p12

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Kelly Seidel User ID: 5573888 50978
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"Loved this recipe! Hot chocolate just seems too sweet anymore, but this is the perfect mix of hot chocolate and coffee; and not too sweet! Even good with real rum :)"

suebrad07 User ID: 5540900 104671
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"very good and very warming"

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