After seeing how fast I go through the hot chocolate K-Cups and listening to a friend's suggestion about just using the dispense water mode on my Keurig coffee maker, I decided to try something and it worked extremely well and is extremely delicious. First I start with just 1 pouch of the Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate Sensation:
Next I use 1 scoop (2 tablespoons) of Nestle's Rich Milk Chocolate hot chocolate powder:
Now this is optional but it's very delicious and makes things a little more exciting. I take 2 of Andes' thin after dinner mints and break them in half:
Next I do a dispense water run of 10 ounces and stir it while brewing to make sure it's dissolved completely and then for both smoothness and to cool it down to where it's drinkable, I add 3 ice cubes or 2 tablespoons of crushed ice and keep stirring it until the ice is completely melted. The photo below is the finished result:
One whiff of it and one taste will result in this empty cup:
All in all, I'm very pleased with my Keurig 2.0 and how easy certain things can be made with it. In the old days, hot chocolate use to take much longer than this did which was only 2 minutes from start to finish. I had to heat up water either in the microwave, stove top using either a pot or kettle in which I always got it too hot and ruined it or I didn't get it hot enough and just made a huge mess. The Keurig 2.0 K200 does all the work for you in this regard and makes things a lot easier. This method of mint hot chocolate is much easier and cheaper than the hot chocolate K-Cups are. Several times over in fact. I got 2 boxes of the dark chocolate hot chocolate powder for less than $3 U.S. Dollars and the the large can of Nestle rich milk chocolate powder which I'm no where near finished with was around $5 U.S. dollars and the bag of thin after dinner chocolate mints are less than $3 U.S. Dollars. I've done gone past the amount of cups of hot chocolate you get with the K-Cups per pack by at least twice the amount easy and they were costing me $5 U.S. Dollars per pack. So for about the price of 1 box of K-Cups you can get roughly around 50+ cups of Hot Chocolate versus 12 to 16 K-Cups for the same price.