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Mint Hot Cocoa

Mint Hot Cocoa
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    servings, about 1 cup each



COMBINE evaporated milk, water and morsels in medium saucepan and warm over medium-high heat. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until morsels are melted and the mixture is steaming. Remove from heat. Stir in peppermint extract.

WHISK cocoa mixture until slightly frothy, then divide among 3 mugs. Top each with whipped cream and a sprinkling of crushed peppermint candies, if desired.

Tip: This cocoa can also be served in smaller mugs or cups!

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 18g 28%
  • Saturated Fat 9g 45%
  • Cholesterol 25mg 8%
  • Sodium 170mg 7%
  • Carbohydrates 39g 13%
  • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
  • Vitamin A 10%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 40%
  • Iron 0%
  • Sugars 32g
  • Protein 0g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.