Add some sizzle to snack time or some pep to your post-dinner feast with this Milky Mint recipe. Not only is it a good way to get some protein and calcium, but it is festive too.

Peppermint Beverage Recipe

Warm a cup of low fat milk in the microwave for about 30 seconds to one minute. Stir in the middle of the heat up for even temperature. Or add a cup to a saucepan and warm it up for about 5 minutes the old-fashioned-stove-top way.


Mix in a few drops of peppermint extract (look for the real thing, and not an imitation, in the baking or spice section at the grocery store.) Then break a candy cane into small pieces (or crush if giving to a younger child to reduce choking hazards). Set aside.

Take the heated milk and put into a blender for two minutes. Or if you are super snazzy, use a frother. Pour into cups and top with the crushed candy canes. Add a small candy cane for a stirrer.

Then sit back and enjoy the milky minty goodness. Mmmmm. Mmmmm. Mmmmm.

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