Crowd-Pleasing Mint Cocoa

Have a taste for mint chocolate candy? Make this fresh twist on hot chocolate and bring back a favorite flavor from your childhood.

Makes one serving (8 ounces milk per serving)


1 envelope (1/4 cup) - cocoa mix
1 cup - lowfat or fat free milk
1 teabag - mint tea
1/8 teaspoon - peppermint extract
(Optional) - colored sugar crystals
(Optional) - marshmallows


Whisk cocoa mix and milk together in a large microwave-safe mug. Microwave at high power for 2 minutes or until steaming. Add teabag and peppermint extract, and let steep 2 minutes. Serve immediately. Optional: Make multiples to please the crowd. For extra pizazz, place damp rim of glass into colored sugar crystals. Top with marshmallows.


200 calories; 3 g fat; 1 g saturated fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 10 g protein; 34 g carbohydrates; 1 fiber; 130 mg sodium; 350 mg calcium. Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk.