Alpine Mint Hot Chocolate

You'll warm right up with this minty white chocolate drink.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

1
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons powdered sugar
1
tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
1/4
teaspoon peppermint extract
6
cups milk
3
cups white vanilla baking chips
1/2
teaspoon peppermint extract
Candy cane or crushed hard peppermint candy, if desired

  • 1 In chilled small bowl, mix whipping cream, powdered sugar, cocoa and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, heat milk just to simmering over medium-low heat - do not boil. Reduce heat to low. Add baking chips; stir constantly with wire whisk until melted and smooth. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract.
  • 3 Pour hot chocolate into cups or mugs. Top each serving with whipped cream. Garnish with candy cane for stirring, or sprinkle with crushed candies.

Expert Tips

Melt white vanilla baking chips carefully. They burn easily, so be sure to cook over low heat, and stir constantly.

Use 1/3 cup peppermint schnapps for the 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract in the hot chocolate to make a delicious adult drink.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
(
Calories from Fat
260),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
29%
(Saturated Fat
20g,
20%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
51g
51%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
51g
51%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.