I am kicking this season off with Mint Hot Chocolate. I stumbled across this recipe off of Pinterest several years ago. I believe I saved it to my “must try food folder,” never actually got around to making it.
The intention was there.
The other night at Target I was searching for an Advent Calendar and I came across one that just so happens to be my background in the photo above.
I have no decorations up yet…except for Sophia’s Advent Calendar…so it’s definitely serving a purpose!
On December 1st I made Sophia her first Mint Hot Chocolate!
Did she try it? No.
She said “ew no mama.” I wasn’t expecting that reaction! I think it was the green color…
So not judging by Sophia’s reaction…the drink was really good…sweet…and oh so easy to make. A great holiday accent!
What You Need:
2 Cups of Milk 1 tsp. Peppermint Extract
2 Cups of Half & Half Few drops of Green Food Coloring
1/2 bag of White Chocolate Chips Crushed Andes Candies & Whipped Cream
- Heat Milk and Half & Half in a pot over medium heat; be careful not to burn it.
- Add White Chocolate Chips..stirring constantly.
- Add Peppermint Extract, then add your few drops of food coloring
- Andes Candies and Whipped Cream for garnish (optional)
Milk and Half & Half are heating up. I stirred mine quite frequently.
Then I added the White Chocolate Chips. Please stir it constantly…you don’t want to burn the milk of chocolate.
I put the Peppermint Extract in the mixture. Stir…then I immediately added the Green Food Coloring. I also found that 8 drops of the Green Food Coloring was the perfect mint color.
Mix the food coloring until well combined. At this point your Hot Chocolate should be hot. If not let it heat up a little bit more…if it’s hot take it off the heat!
Garnish if you desire an extra kick!
What do you look forward to the most this time of the year?
Any recipes you would like me to make this holiday season?
Any fun weekend plans?
I’m ‘nebby,’ aka noisy… just throwing in some Pittsburgh lingo…