With the weather getting so cold, it’s time for some hot chocolate! This Peppermint White Hot Chocolate has an intense white chocolate flavor with a touch of peppermint. Served with whipped cream and crushed candy canes, this is the perfect drink for the holidays!
I know I am late! You guys must be thinking why am I still posting a peppermint recipe when we are done with Christmas. Well, this recipe of Peppermint White Hot Chocolate was supposed to be on the blog before Christmas but between all the madness back home and then flying between continents, I couldn’t get the time. I hope you guys will forgive me for this! Besides I think it’s still okay for peppermint recipes. Isn’t it? I mean it’s still December and so cold so hot peppermint white hot chocolate makes perfect sense!
I returned from India 3 days back and I am still struggling with the jet lag. I think this is the part I hate most, this never ending jet lag really tests my patience. Of course I also hate the fact that I was living in a house filled with 20 people in India and now there’s absolutely no one here 🙁 Oh well at least I was able to enjoy some quality time with my family and friends. Also the break has made me so lazy, I don’t feel like doing anything! Does that happen to you? I really hope to get back on track soon.
What is helping right now to get through these cold days and jet lag is hot chocolate! ❤ I have always been a fan of hot chocolate however I seldom like the ones we get in cafes. And so I like making it at home, because I can add more chocolate, make it creamier etc etc. These days my favorite is this Peppermint White Hot Chocolate! It has so much white chocolate flavor with a little touch of peppermint. I have mentioned this before that I like peppermint only in small quantity. The flavor has to be subtle, if it’s over-powering then me and peppermint cannot be friends.
For this recipe, I added little of vanilla extract as well. It is optional but recommended. I think it kind of balances the whole peppermint flavor however if you are a peppermint fan, then you can skip the vanilla. This peppermint white hot chocolate comes together in 10 minutes, just heat and stir everything together and enjoy. And if you want to make your serving glasses festive (like I did) , you simply need to do this – using a small brush, coat the rim of the cup with corn syrup. Roll this cup into a plate full of crushed candy canes and there you have it, a beautiful festive looking cup to enjoy your hot chocolate!
* To make the hot chocolate creamier, replace 1 cup of milk with half & half.
* You can skip the vanilla and add more peppermint extract if you are a peppermint fan.
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
- 2 cups milk
- 5 oz white chocolate, broken into small pieces
- ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- crushed candy cane, to serve
- whipped cream, to serve
- To a pan on medium heat add milk.
- Add the chocolate and mix. Keep whisking till the chocolate melts.
- Add vanilla extract and peppermint extract and mix.
- Remove the hot chocolate from stove top and pour into serving cups.
- Top the hot chocolate with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.
- Serve with a stick of candy cane on the side.
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate