Peppermint Hot Chocolate
There's nothing like a hot beverage to warm you up during the colder months. Hot chocolate is a winter staple and making it at home is a breeze. Spruce it up this holiday season with a quick, rich, and comforting peppermint hot chocolate. You'll need:
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup of cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, cream, and sugar over medium-low heat. Right before the mixture starts to simmer, toss in your chopped chocolate. Make sure to use chocolate and not cocoa powder for a richer consistency. Stir, until melted and add the peppermint extract. Topped with some homemade whipped cream and garnish with chocolate shavings.