Tis the season for big mugs of creamy hot chocolate. I’m a big kid when it comes to making hot chocolate. I always add a ton of cream, marshmallows, and extra chocolate sauce to the top of my already perfect drink. My husband laughs at me, as I see how many marshmallows I can balance on top of my whipped cream.
There is nothing better than a hot chocolate after a cold winters walk. Or, even better, getting cozy with your fingers wrapped around a mug of hot coco, watching your favorite Netflix show.
My First Peppermint Hot Chocolate
The first time I had peppermint hot chocolate was at a café in Dublin airport. I was traveling to see my sister and I overheard someone in the queue talking about how delicious it was. I’m always up for trying new things, so I ordered one. Oh, my goodness, it tasted so delicious that I’ve been making peppermint hot chocolate ever since. This peppermint hot chocolate recipe feels extra Christmassy to me. I always add a few marshmallows, lots of whipped cream, and a little crushed candy cane to the top. Oh, and don’t forget to hook a candy cane over the edge of your hot chocolate mug, too.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- Into a small saucepan, add in all your ingredients and whisk together until the cocoa powder is mostly separated, there will be a few lumps in your milk, but they’ll disappear once your hot chocolate starts cooking.600 ml Milk, 2 tbsp Cocoa powder, 2 tbsp Granulated sugar, ½ tsp Vanilla extract, ⅛ tsp Peppermint extract, ⅛ tsp Salt
- Cook your hot chocolate milk over a medium heat and keep stirring slowly with the whisk for around 3-4 minutes.
- Once the hot chocolate is warmed through (not boiling) pour your hot milk into your favorite mugs.
- You can drink your peppermint hot chocolate as it is and enjoy, or if you’re like me add in a few mini marshmallows and top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.Marshmallows, Whipped cream, Crushed candy cane
If you love hot chocolate as much as me, check out my spiced hot chocolate recipe. Although I love all hot chocolate, I have to say winter spiced hot chocolate is my absolute favorite. I also have a hot chocolate bomb recipe too. I love having a batch of hot chocolate at the ready.
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