Christmas Cocoa

A spoonful of marshmallow crème tops steaming homemade cocoa with rich chocolate flavor and a hint of spice.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1/2
cup sugar
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/3
cup water
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
4
cups milk
3/4
cup marshmallow creme
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat sugar, cocoa, water, cinnamon and nutmeg over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 2 Stir in milk. Heat over low heat. Pour cocoa into 6 mugs. Top each with 2 tablespoons marshmallow creme.

Expert Tips

Make Mint Cocoa by omitting cinnamon and nutmeg and stirring in 1/2 teaspoon mint extract or 3 tablespoons crushed hard peppermint candies. Make Mocha Cocoa by stirring in 1 to 2 tablespoons instant coffee (dry).

Serve cocoa with candy canes to use as swizzle sticks!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
205
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
90mg
90%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.