Hot Chocolate Peppermint Mocha
Blue Ribbon Recipe
This is a great alternative to spending the big bucks for this delicious holiday treat. Warm and yummy, this hot chocolate has a hint of peppermint and espresso flavor. We tried both water and milk. With milk, it's richer and creamier. But both are delicious on a cold day. It's basically Christmas in a cup! The Test Kitchen
1 1/2envelopes of your favorite hot cocoa mix (I use swiss miss)
1 tspinstant espresso powder
10-12 ozboiling hot water
3 to 5drops peppermint extract (how minty do you like it?)
·whipped cream, marshmallows, peppermint candy (optional)
How to Make Hot Chocolate Peppermint Mocha
- Open 2 packets of your favorite brand of hot cocoa mix and dump 1 1/2 envelopes (could use all of it if you wish) in a large mug. (I recommend a good brand like Swiss Miss. A good Dutch chocolate is richer! And I use 1 1/2 envelopes to make it taste richer and more full-flavored.) Then add espresso powder and mix up with a spoon.
- Variation: To make it a little richer and creamier, use milk instead of boiling water. Also, don't forget this can be made for diabetics! Buy a sugar-free hot cocoa mix. They are out there and are very good! You may just have to dispense with all the toppings... but just a bit of whipped cream won't hurt. ;-) Anyway, I found this to be MUCH less expensive than and much tastier than the McDonald's counterpart... I like Mickey D's, but why spend $4 on a hot chocolate-peppermint-mocha?