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Christmas Cocoa

christmas cocoa Beverage
Christmas Cocoa
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 6

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

Updated November 15, 2011

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
205
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
0%
Saturated Fat
2g
0%
Cholesterol
10mg
0%
Sodium
90mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
4%
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;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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