the tea kettle on and start boiling your water. Open 2 packets of your
favorite brand of hot cocoa mix and dump 1 1/2 envelopes (could use all
of it if you wish) in a large mug. (I recommend a good brand like Swiss
Miss. A good Dutch chocolate is richer! And I use 1 1/2 envelopes to
make it taste richer and more full-flavored.) Then add espresso powder
and mix up with a spoon.
boiling hot water into the mug and stir until all is dissolved. Add
several drops of the peppermint extract and stir. Serve with any
topping you like. For instance, whipped cream, a peppermint candy cane,
shaved chocolate, marshmallows, etc. Enjoy!
To make it a little richer and creamier, use milk instead of boiling
water. Also, don’t forget this can be made for diabetics! Buy a
sugar-free hot cocoa mix. They are out there and are very good! You may
just have to dispense with all the toppings…but just a bit of whipped
cream won’t hurt. 😉 Anyway, I found this to be MUCH less expensive
than and much tastier than the McDonald’s counterpart… I like Mickey
D’s, but why spend $4 on a hot chocolate-peppermint-mocha?