Minted Hot Cocoa Mix

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Southern Living. Great holiday or winter hot drink.

Top Review by John W

Very good mix. My one complaint (easily remedied) is that it is very sweet. Cutting the sugar to 1/2c or 3/4c will be in order for the next batch. --- I have tried other approaches to Mint Hot Chocolate, but this works the best so far. --- Also I used 30 peppermint "pinwheel" candies instead of sticks. I'm not sure how that reckons out to the sticks, but it gave a good minty flavor! I have also found mixing all ingredients (carefully) in a blender makes for the best consistency.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • hard peppermint candy (three 4 1/2 inch sticks)
  • 1 cup Coffee-mate
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 14 cup cocoa


  1. Place candy in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; crush candy with a mallet.
  2. Combine crushed candy and remaining ingredients.
  3. Store in an airtight container.
  4. To serve, combine 1/4 cup cocoa mix and 3/4 cup boiling water; stir well.

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