I have been saying since Christmas that I would be ready for spring after one decent snowfall. Well friends the time has come. Thanks to the winter storm that swept through our area bringing with it a significant and beautiful snow, I am more than ready to “spring forward”. Oh, spring…so close, yet so far away. We still have a lot of snow that needs to melt off and a lot of wet – not so pretty – muddiness that needs to dry out.
I enjoyed sipping on this White Peppermint Hot Chocolate as I sat next to the window watching the snow fall and accumulate.
I’m sure by now you have noticed the candy canes. I’m giggling to myself as I picture each of you raising your brows at this one. You’re asking yourself why you’re seeing candy canes so soon after Valentine’s Day? Well, because it was a perfect way to use up some of those candy canes left over from Christmas. Hey…it worked.
This White Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe has changed my thinking on hot chocolate. Normally, I go straight for the dark chocolate hot cocoa without exception, but after drinking this white hot chocolate I have choices. Excellent choices.
Stir in the melting marshmallows with the candy canes. Or, if you don’t have a stash of leftover candy canes from Christmas you can use peppermint sticks. As you do, the candy canes melt into the white chocolate adding even more peppermint-y flavor. Hot. Creamy. Smooth. Peppermint-y. This is an amazingly delicious, warm, smooth beverage to chase those winter blues away.
White Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Give it a try and enjoy!
White Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- 3 1/2 cups milk
- 8 ounces white baking chocolate
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Mini marshmallows
- Candy canes, or peppermint sticks
In a saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until steaming. Do not boil.
Add chocolate; whisking until smooth.
Stir in the peppermint extract.
Ladle hot chocolate into mugs and serve with mini marshmallows and candy canes, or peppermint sticks
I get mini-mini marshmallows from a bulk food store here in town, but the miniature marshmallows at grocery stores work well too.
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