Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What---A Peppermint Patty?? Hot Peppermint Cocoa, Ideal Protein Style

Since I am procrastinating in a serious way, I thought I'd take the opportunity to share a truly delicious and super easy treat. I love love love (did I mention I love?) hot cocoa. So now that fall is here, I'm so excited to sip some in the evening.

I also love flavors with chocolate, especially mint and peanut butter. I haven't figured out the whole pb situation yet on IP, but mint is another story! Last night, I quickly whipped up a fabulous peppermint hot chocolate. Such a treat, but not a restricted one. Here's what I did:

Ideal Protein Peppermint Hot Cocoa
10 oz. hot water
1/2 tsp alcohol-free peppermint extract (I use Frontier brand of organic extracts, which are 0,0,0)
1 packet Ideal Protein Chocolate Drink Mix

Mix it all together in a shaker. If you like it even warmer (which I do), pop in the micro for 30 seconds or more until you reach desired temperature.

Couldn't be much easier, and you'll feel like you are having a devilish treat from Starbucks.


PS: You can do the same thing with the dark chocolate pudding for a peppermint patty pudding treat. So good!

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