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Make yourself a festive holiday drink in 5 minutes by combining creamy milk, chocolate, and minty candy canes for a cup of easy peppermint hot chocolate. | aheadofthyme.com

Easy Peppermint Hot Chocolate


  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Drink

Description

Make yourself a festive holiday drink in 5 minutes by combining creamy milk, chocolate, and minty candy canes for a cup of easy peppermint hot chocolate.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 large mint-flavored candy cane, crushed and divided
  • whipped cream, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Bring milk to a simmer over medium heat. Turn heat down to low and add chocolate and half of the crushed candy cane. Whisk until chocolate and candy cane has melted, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Pour hot chocolate into two cups and top with whipped cream and the remaining crushed candy cane.

Notes

  • Make homemade whipped cream: Combine 1/2 cup heavy cream and 2 tablespoons of icing sugar in a small bowl. With a hand mixer, whip until medium peaks form.