This peppermint white hot chocolate is a drink that can stand on its own but with the added yum of all the minty deliciousness your taste buds can handle.
Snow. Dark days. Cold temperatures.
It's what I think of when I think of December.
Most people think about Christmas and the holiday festivities. But for a person who hated the freezing cold, December has always been the time of year that I have declared I am over winter.
The big puffy coats, freezing fingers, snow brushes.
But like so many other things my transition to the south is changing my feelings and thoughts about winter.
This past weekend we got snow. And while most people were excited, I can't say I felt that. BUT I didn't feel the dread I would feel up north when the snow came.
I would usually feel like “this winter. This is gonna be the one to take me out. I just can't do another winter”. But instead, when it snowed I felt like, “I'm gonna stay in. Stay warm. Have a warm drink and cozy up on the couch”.
Because I know that this snowfall wouldn't last long. And while I don't like it. I can handle it.
But I did more than handle it. I totally embraced it and I owe that to this delicious cup of peppermint white hot chocolate.
A warm cup of white hot chocolate is the perfect remedy to the cold, snowy blues.
But even if you don't have the blues. This. This will make your insides warm and your heart happy.
Ingredients Needed To Make Peppermint While Hot Chocolate
- white chocolate chips
- sweetened condensed milk
- peppermint extract
Optional Ingredients for Garnishing Your Hot Chocolate
- whipped cream
- peppermint chunks
How To Make Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
Start by heating your milk over medium-high heat in a saucepan on the stove, and whisk in the condensed milk and peppermint extract.
To keep the milk mixture from sticking to or burning the bottom of the pan, whisk occasionally.
Bubbles will start to form, that when it is time to whisk in white chocolate chips until they are fully dissolved. It will take a few minutes for the chocolate to dissolve into the liquid and make it nice and creamy.
Once it is fully dissolved remove from heat and allow your hot chocolate to cool for a few minutes.
Divide among cups and top with whipped cream and peppermint chunks and enjoy!
How are you keeping warm this winter?