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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

More than a hint of cool mint makes this delicious sipper a special switch from traditional hot chocolate. Besides the rich beverage that's quick to fix, a dollop of whipped cream with crushed candy tops each mug lusciously. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 8 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 spearmint or peppermint candies, crushed
  • Additional crushed peppermint candies, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until steaming. Add chocolate; whisk until smooth. Stir in peppermint extract.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in the crushed candies. Ladle hot chocolate into mugs; dollop with whipped cream. Sprinkle with additional candies if desired.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 380 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.

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