Peppermint Hot Chocolate: For the perfect punch of peppermint flavor that isn’t overpowering (as a splash of extract can often be), swirling a candy cane into your mug of hot cocoa provides just the right touch. Plus, this simple trick for making peppermint hot chocolate makes good use of the abundance of candy canes your kids tend to collect around the holidays. They’ll enjoy having their own personal stirring sticks as much as you’ll enjoy the splash of peppermint schnapps added to your grown-up mug.
Total Time: 10 Mins
Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 6 oz.)
3 cups whole milk
1/3 cup turbinado sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
4 oz. miniature milk chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch kosher salt
4 peppermint sticks or candy canes
Peppermint schnapps (optional)
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