Peppermint Hot Chocolate is one of our favourite treats during the holidays and perhaps one of the best things about winter.
Made with real semi-sweet chocolate chips and a dash of peppermint, this makes the perfect treat for the holiday season. They’re as easy as they are delicious.
4 cups of milk
Dash of cream if you want the hot chocolate thicker and creamier
1 to 1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of peppermint extract (or to taste)
Crushed candy cane
Heat milk (and cream) over medium heat until hot, but not boiling. Stir in the semi-sweet chocolate chips (you can use pretty much any chocolate for this) and whisk together. Stir occasionally while heating. Add vanilla and peppermint extract. Whisk until chocolate chips are completely melted.
Once hot, pour mixture into cups and serve with whipped cream and crushed candy cane sprinkled on top. You can also pop in a peppermint candy cane to add flavour and use for mixing your hot chocolate.
And of course, you always turn your hot cocoa into a little naughty cocktail (I promise, Santa won’t mind!) by adding some minty liqueur, or Baileys.
Oh boy, they’re gooood!
Now, pop on some Christmas tunes and light the candles. Have you started to feel festive yet?!
Also, check out a recipe for Finnish Gingerbread biscuits for dunking.