December 22, 2015

Winter in a Cup

Winter in a Cup
What’s better than a fresh warm cup of hot chocolate on a ice cold day? Everyone’s favorite cold weather drink is being brought to the next level. Try this fast and delicious recipe over your winter break! Don’t forget the marshmallows!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate


1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3 drops peppermint oil
Sweetened whipped cream, for garnish
Chocolate shavings, for garnish

In a saucepan, combine the cream, milk, sugar and salt and heat over medium-low heat. When the cream mixture just begins to steam, add the chopped chocolate and stir until melted. Stir in the peppermint oil. Divide the hot chocolate among mugs and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Recipe courtesy of Jackie Riley via The Food Network -

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