It’s been anything but a relaxing holiday week around here…lots of festivities and other big events (I’m an aunt again!), along with some illness. ‘Tis the season, right? No matter how crazy things are, a nice warm cup of hot cocoa always seems to calm things down.
As part of the DailyBuzz Food Tastemaker Program, I was sent some Sweet’N Low samples so I could create a winter beverage that’s low in sugar but still great in taste. I immediately gravitated toward hot cocoa with a bit of a festive twist – peppermint.
Yes, I know there’s sugar in the candy cane, but using the Sweet’N Low still cut back on the overall amount and made it just as delicious. I only needed a single serving so I made this in the microwave – so easy! This really hits the spot on a cold winter evening.
Peppermint Hot Cocoa
slightly adapted from Hershey’s Kitchens
1 heaping teaspoon cocoa
1 packet Sweet’N Low sweetener
pinch of salt
milk (enough to fill your mug)
Combine cocoa, Sweet’N Low and salt in a mug and. Add 2 teaspoons milk and stir until smooth. Add milk until mug is almost full. Microwave on high for about 60-90 seconds, or until hot. Stir. Add marshmallows and candy cane and serve.
Linked to: Sweets for a Saturday