Beverages

Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate

Somewhere along the line I have made my kids into Starbucks snobs

Cool that I can share my love of trendy coffee beverages but NOT cool because of how expensive trendy coffee beverages can be!!

We fell in love with the seasonal Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate but didn’t want to break the bank  so we decided to make our own at home

So here’s our quick & inexpensive version of a coffeehouse favorite

Measure out 2 cups of whole milk, one cup of strong black coffee or espresso, 3 ounces of semi sweet chocolate chips, a couple of candy canes and whipped cream

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Put 2 candy canes in a baggie and lightly tap with a meat mallet

Pour the candy canes and milk into a small saucepot over medium-low heat and whisk until the candy has melted

Remove the pot from the heat and whisk in the chocolate chips

Divide the coffee between two mugs and ladle in the hot chocolate mixture

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Top with whipped cream, and serve with an additional candy cane and crushed candy if desired

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Cheers!

Simply Sundays! ~ Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

2 cups of whole milk

1 cup of strong coffee or espresso

2 candy canes for the beverage and 2+ for serving

 3 ounces of semi sweet chocolate chips

Whipped cream for serving

Directions

Measure out 2 cups of whole milk, one cup of strong black coffee or espresso, 3 ounces of semi sweet chocolate chips, a couple of candy canes and whipped cream

Put 2 candy canes in a baggie and lightly tap with a meat mallet; pour the candy canes and milk into a small saucepot over medium-low heat and whisk until the candy has melted

Remove the pot from the heat and whisk in the chocolate chips; divide the coffee between two mugs and ladle in the hot chocolate mixture

Top with whipped cream, and serve with an additional candy cane and crushed candy if desired

Tools used to make this recipe

Pyrex Prepware 1-Cup Measuring Cup

Pyrex Prepware 2-Cup Glass Measuring Cup

KitchenAid Meat Tenderizer

ZYLISS Quik Blend Whisk

Royal Classique measuring spoons and cups

Home Essentials Brew Irish Coffee Mugs

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