I’ve said it before… I love me some White Chocolate! I think it pairs really well with so many things. Milk Chocolate, Fruit, Caramel, Pretzels, the list goes on. One thing I love mixing it with is Peppermint. And what better time of year than now to enjoy the combo! That is why today we are sharing a recipe for White Chocolate Peppermint Hot Cocoa!
I admit this drink is my new favorite holiday beverage. It is so decadent and delicious and would be perfect served at a Christmas party or even enjoyed while caroling. The kids especially loved this hot cocoa and were excited that candy canes were involved.
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We also like to gift hot cocoa to neighbors and friends, so if you’re looking for ideas on how to do that, be sure to check out: Hot Cocoa Jar Gift OR Hot Cocoa Mug Gift. I think they’d be a huge hit!
We seriously love us a nice, warm cup of cocoa during the holidays and winter time. I know you can pick some up at Starbuck’s, but we love making it at home.
For more great cocoa recipes, check out:
White Chocolate Peppermint Hot Cocoa
- 4 cups Half & Half
- 8 oz white chocolate chopped
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 tbso powdered sugar
- Chopped peppermint candies
Over medium low heat, combine half & half, white chocolate, peppermint extract and vanilla in a medium saucepan, stirring occasionally. Cook 15 minutes or until chocolate is melted and heated through.
Beat whipping cream in a bowl at high speed until thickened. Add powdered sugar and continue beating until soft peaks form.
Pour hot chocolate into mugs; top with whipped cream and peppermint candies, if desired.
Adapted from Land o Lakes.