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 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 snowfall 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
Disclaimer: Nutritional values (per serving) are approximates only and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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