Santa’s favorite Hot Chocolate: Peppermint
Norad will be tracking Santa’s progress as he makes his way around the world tonight. He’s already began his 24-hour journey. Have you made his Christmas cookies yet? We’ll be making him some chocolate chip cookies with red and green M&M’s and a few cut-out sugar cookies later today. I’ll also be making Santa his favorite hot chocolate to go along with the cookies, peppermint hot chocolate.
Merry Christmas to everyone! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe
For Hot Chocolate:
4 oz milk chocolate chips
4 tablespoons sugar
a small pinch of salt
4 cups milk
4 candy canes
1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1. In a small saucepan add milk and heat until steaming but not boiling. Add chocolate, sugar and salt. Simmer for 4 – 5 minutes, whisking constantly until chocolate is melted. Do not bring to a boil.
2. In a large glass or metal bowl, add whipping cream, peppermint extract and sugar. Whip until light and fluffy.
3. Serve hot chocolate topped with cream and add the candy cane. The candy cane will melt in hot chocolate and contribute more to peppermint flavor.
Makes 4 servings