Twelve Days of Christmas: Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Add any number of liquors for extra adult fun

Add any number of liquors for extra adult fun

Hot chocolate shouldn’t taste like warm chocolate-flavored milk. It should be all about the chocolate — thick, rich chocolate. This drink is super indulgent, super chocolatey and super creamy. It’s not for the weak of heart. If you must, increase the milk. Or just pour yourself an espresso cup full and sip slowly.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate 

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 crushed peppermint (we used a coffee grinder
  • 1 cup dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Over medium-low heat melt chocolate with peppermint, stirring often. Don’t allow the mix to boil. Whisk in the cream and cocoa powder. Pour in the milk and bring to heat without allowing to boil. Whisk constantly to break up any peppermint bits. Serve warm.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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5 Responses to Twelve Days of Christmas: Peppermint Hot Chocolate

  1. sallybr says:

    This is dessert in a cup! 😉

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    Please don’t take away my WP Citizenship but I’ve never tried peppermint hot chocolate. I’ve always preferred my hot chocolate straight up but maybe it’s time for a change. 🙂

  3. This is just lovely and cozy looking…perfect for this time of year!

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