▷ Holiday Drinks: Candy Cane Hot Chocolate
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▷ Holiday Drinks: Candy Cane Hot Chocolate | The Brand Decò
By The Brand Decò
Recipe Category: Cocktails
Recipe Cuisine: American
I feel like I haven’t been in here in ages. Even the last recipe was one that I made a while ago and had saved for a busy week. There are a number of reasons why I haven’t been around. First, I had a few kitchen disasters. Two almost wonderful recipe that I intended to post didn’t work as I had hoped. They both tasted delicious but the texture was just off. I am determined to fix them so hopefully you will see them soon. After that, the water main outside of my building broke and we didn’t have water for three days. I have to say, I never realized how many daily happenings relied on having water, so it goes without saying that no cooking took place. I am very grateful to have it back!
Luckily, this hot chocolate has come to the rescue. I definitely think that hot chocolate is a bit of an indulgence at home, but when it’s -40 outside (yes, I said -40) for MULTIPLE days in a row, it’s definitely called for. One day last week, Calgary was actually the coldest place on earth. It beat the arctic circle by a few degrees. I have to admit, it’s pretty depressing but I am trying to shift my focus to wintery activities we’ll be able to do throughout the long season ahead. While a lot of these aren’t suitable for -40 degree weather (think skiing, snowshoeing, skating etc- maybe in -20 degrees?), drinking this hot chocolate is suitable no matter what it’s like outside. In fact, it’s even more satisfying on a snowy, cold day.
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
- 4 cups of milk
- ¼ cup Peppermint Schnapps or 1 tsp peppermint extract
- Whipping cream for garnish
- Candy canes or candy cane dust for garnish
1. In a medium pot over medium heat, add chocolate and milk. Heat mixture, while whisking constantly, but do not boil.
2. Once the mixture is hot and chocolate has melted, add peppermint extract or peppermint schnapps just before serving. Mix well.
Yield: Makes 4
Fat: 2 g per serving
Fat: 2 g per serving
Average Rating: 5.0chocolate, Candy, milk, Peppermint, cream, Hot