Holiday

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Guess what, folks? As we gear up for the festive season, I’ve got a special treat to keep things warm and delightful – A homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate that’ll make your Christmas extra cozy. So, if you’re ready to sip and savor the holiday spirit, let’s dive into this simple yet oh-so-satisfying recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Milk or Heavy Cream
  • 4 oz Bittersweet Chocolate
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Peppermint Extract
  • Optional Garnish: Whipped Cream, Marshmallows, Candy Canes

Instructions

Step 1: Warm Up the Base

In a saucepan over low heat, pour in 2 cups of milk or heavy cream. Slow and steady wins the race, so let it simmer gently. No need to rush this – we’re setting the stage for a decadent experience.

Step 2: Chocolate Magic

Now comes the star of the show – 4 oz of bittersweet chocolate. I gradually sprinkle it into the warm milk, stirring consistently until it transforms into a velvety concoction. Keep that heat low; we’re aiming for perfection.

Step 3: Sweeten the Deal

Next, I add 2 tbsp. of sugar into the mix. Watch it dissolve and sweeten the pot – those chocolatey aromas are irresistible.

Step 4: Essence of the Season

Let’s infuse that unmistakable holiday flavor. A teaspoon of peppermint extract does the trick. Inhale deeply – that scent? Pure holiday bliss.

Step 5: Craft Your Masterpiece

As the chocolate melts and the mixture achieves that perfect thickness, I gracefully turn off the heat. Now, we’re ready to pour this liquid gold into your favorite mugs or jars – leave a bit of room at the top for the finishing touches.

Step 6: Optional Garnish

For the grand finale, let’s talk garnish. Top it off with a cloud of whipped cream – go big or go home. If you’re feeling extra festive, throw in some marshmallows and crush candy canes for a visually stunning presentation.

The aroma, the warmth, the unmistakable taste of Christmas – it’s all there in your cup. Imagine sipping this concoction by the fire, surrounded by the ones you love. Now that’s what the holidays are all about.

And there you have it, folks! A Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe that’s as easy as it is heartwarming. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or just treating yourself, this beverage is a surefire way to spread the joy.

Recipe Card

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 5 mins Total Time 10 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 1

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over low heat, warm up 2 cups of milk or heavy cream until it simmers slightly. Patience is key here.

  2. Gradually add 4 oz of bittersweet chocolate to the warm milk, stirring consistently until it completely dissolves. Keep the heat low to avoid burning.

  3. Introduce 2 tbsp. of sugar to the mix, ensuring it dissolves and enhances the sweetness.

  4. Add 1 tsp. of peppermint extract for that delightful holiday flavor. Adjust to your preference.

  5. Once the chocolate has melted and the mixture has slightly thickened, turn off the heat.

  6. Pour this luxurious chocolate blend into your favorite mugs or jars, leaving a bit of space at the top.

  7. Now, the optional garnish: Top it off with a generous swirl of whipped cream. For extra indulgence, add marshmallows and crush candy canes for a festive touch.

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