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Andes® Peppermint Hot Chocolate

andes® peppermint hot chocolate Beverage
Andes® Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 4

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. MORE+ LESS-

Updated November 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

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  • 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

  • Make your sweetened whipped cream topping first so it’s ready to top your freshly made peppermint hot chocolate.
  • 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.
  • Switch things up by substituting regular unsweetened for the dark baking cocoa or swapping semisweet chocolate for the bittersweet chocolate baking bar.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 3/4 Cup
Calories
590
Calories from Fat
410
% Daily Value
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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