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Andes® Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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Andes® Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 4
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After dinner, when you’re craving a touch of something sweet, a cup of decadent peppermint cocoa is a real treat. We didn’t mean to rhyme just then; we’re just really excited about this hot cocoa. We created the subtle, minty flavor found in this creamy drink using our other favorite after-dinner treat, the Andes® mint. Indulge away.
Updated Nov 14, 2019

Ingredients

Topping

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla

Hot Chocolate

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened dark baking cocoa
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate (1.5 oz)
  • 11 Andes® crème de menthe mints, unwrapped and chopped (1/3 cup)

Steps

  • 1
    In chilled medium bowl, beat Topping ingredients with electric mixer on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 2
    In 2-quart saucepan, mix granulated sugar and baking cocoa. Using whisk, gradually stir in milk and whipping cream until well blended.
  • 3
    Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly heated (do not boil). Remove from heat.
  • 4
    Add chocolate and 1/4 cup of the mints; stir constantly with whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  • 5
    To serve, divide hot chocolate among 4 mugs. Top each with topping; garnish with remaining mints. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Make your sweetened whipped cream topping first so it’s ready to top your freshly made peppermint hot chocolate.
  • tip 2
    Andes® crème de menthe mints can be found in the candy aisle of the grocery store. They are also sold in a baking chips variety, which are prechopped and found in the baking aisle of the grocery store. They add great chocolate mint flavor to this indulgently rich hot chocolate.
  • tip 3
    Switch things up by substituting regular unsweetened for the dark baking cocoa or swapping semisweet chocolate for the bittersweet chocolate baking bar.

Nutrition Information

590 Calories, 46g Total Fat, 10g Protein, 34g Total Carbohydrate, 29g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 3/4 Cup
Calories
590
Calories from Fat
410
Total Fat
46g
70%
Saturated Fat
30g
149%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
460mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
29g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1/2 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 8 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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