Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Posted on January 24,2013 by jackieqmspp

I don't have anything ground breaking for you today because it's a snow day in this house. I already had the day off and am planning to be productive, but my husband called in to his internship so he wouldn't have to drive in the crazy snow we got overnight.

In between homework, job applications and maybe one movie if my husband is persuasive enough, I plan to make some peppermint hot chocolate. If you're trying to keep warm on this winter day as well, you should try this for yourself!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate (recipe from The Food Network):

Picture of Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 drops peppermint oil
  • Sweetened whipped cream, for garnish
  • Chocolate shavings, for garnish

Directions

In a saucepan, combine the cream, milk, sugar, and salt and heat over medium-low heat. When the cream mixture just begins to steam, add the chopped chocolate, and stir, until melted. Stir in the peppermint oil. Divide the hot chocolate among mugs and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

If you don't have heavy cream or peppermint oil in your house, just make instant hot cocoa with milk instead of water and add a leftover candy cane from Christmas. It tastes almost as delicious.

Happy Snow Day!