This is a quick, easy treat you can enjoy on a cold day or evening during the holiday season. It’s always fun to use candy canes in recipes, too…they make everything seem more festive! This recipe is made with a packet of your favorite hot cocoa mix. Only you make it with milk instead of water, which gives you a hot cocoa that’s really rich and creamy. This recipe makes 1 mug of hot cocoa.
PEPPERMINT HOT COCOA
- 1 cup milk
- 1 packet of your favorite hot cocoa mix (I used Nestle® Rich Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa)
- a drop or two of peppermint extract (you don’t need much!)
- a small candy cane, for garnish
Heat milk in microwave-safe mug for about 1 1/2 minutes or until hot. Remove from microwave and stir in packet of hot cocoa mix. Add a little drop or two of peppermint extract and blend well. Top with whipped cream and hook a little candy cane over the rim of your cup–you can stir the candy cane while you’re sipping the hot cocoa for some extra sweet, peppermint flavor!
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This is a recipe even I can follow. Sounds yummy! L.
What a simple, yet delicious idea.
Your Coco looks so warm and inviting, I wish I had a cup right now. Thank you for sharing and Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you, too! 🙂
Wow, I haven’t done the candy cane in cocoa in such a long time! I need to try this again! Thanks for the reminder of a fun treat : )