HOT CHOCOLATE! Creamy, rich, delicious hot chocolate. I don’t know about you, but hot chocolate is one of my favorite treats during the wintertime. Not only does it warm you up, but it also provides you with a satisfaction you can’t get from other warm beverages. Sure, it’s not the healthiest but in moderation I believe that it is a truly delicious option for a chocolate lover like me. One variation on traditional hot chocolate is peppermint hot chocolate and as the weather gets colder you begin to see this variation pop up in many coffee shops and restaurants like Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, and McDonalds. But what if you don’t have to spend $5 on a small cup of peppermint hot chocolate? What if you can make this tasty treat from the comfort of your own home? Well you’re in luck! I’m going to show you a quick and easy way to whip up peppermint hot chocolate at home…
- First, start out with the base. Make the hot chocolate the way you usually make it, whether that is with a cocoa powder, melted chocolate chips, whole milk, cream, or almond milk. I have been making mine with Starbuck Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa mix, and 8-12 oz of almond milk (heated), and it actually turns out pretty well considering I am using a pre-made mix.
- Once you’ve got your base done, here’s my little trick to get that peppermint flavor…CANDY CANES! Add a candy cane to your beverage and let it start to melt all that pepperminty flavor into the hot chocolate. If you want even more peppermint flavor, crush some candy canes and add it on top of whipped cream or marshmallows. You can also add a dash of peppermint extract if you like a stronger mint flavor.
And That’s it! You now have a simple and easy method for whipping up some peppermint hot chocolate! I hope you enjoyed this post. Don’t forget to check out my 4 Quick Ways to Relax During Winter!
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