Bring the magic of the holidays home with this peppermint mocha recipe that’ll put you in the spirit of the season with just one sip.

 

Ingredients:
• 2 cups strong brewed coffee
• 1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk, divided
• 3 tablespoons sugar
• 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1 ounce 60% bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
• 1 to 2 drops peppermint oil
• Crushed peppermint sticks (optional)


How to Make It:
1. Combine coffee and 1/4 cup milk in a small saucepan over low heat. Add sugar, cocoa, and chocolate to pan; cook over low heat 4 minutes or until chocolate melts, stirring frequently. (Do not simmer.) Stir in peppermint oil. Divide hot coffee mixture among 6 small coffee cups.
2. Place remaining 1/4 cup milk in a microwave-safe 1-cup container with a lid. Shake vigorously for 1 minute or until milk is frothy and doubled in volume. Remove lid; microwave milk at HIGH for 30 seconds. Top each coffee cup with a dollop of milk froth. Divide any remaining hot milk evenly among cups. Garnish each cup with crushed peppermint, if desired.

 

Nutritional Information:
• Calories: 61
• Fat: 2.1 g
• Saturated fat: 1.2 g
• Monosaturated fat: 0.2 g
• Polysaturated fat: 0.0 g
• Protein: 1 g
• Carbohydrates: 11 g
• Fiber: 1 g
• Cholesterol: 2 mg
• Iron: 0.0 mg
• Sodium: 11 mg
• Calcium: 27 mg
• Sugars: 10 g
• Est. Added Sugars: 8 g