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The 12 Days of Mocktails: Day 3

The 12 Days of Mocktails: Day 3

What's better than a delicious cup of hot chocolate? Peppermint hot chocolate. Treat your family and friends to this seasonal drink, served with a candy cane!


1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 quart milk

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (3 ounces) 

7 peppermint sticks; 3 crushed (1/4 cup), 4 left whole

Pinch of salt


Place cocoa in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk until cocoa has dissolved. Add chocolate chips and crushed peppermint; simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate and peppermint have melted, 8 to 10 minutes. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Add salt. Ladle into mugs; serve each with a peppermint stick.

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