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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 10 mins | Active Time: | Makes: 2 drinks

Lacing hot chocolate with peppermint candies gives it an instant holiday twist. But we’d turn to it anytime a hot chocolate craving sets in.

What to buy: For this recipe, use high-end chocolate, such as El Rey 41 percent milk chocolate.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 6 peppermint candies, crushed (about 4 teaspoons)
  • 5 ounces good-quality milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine milk, cream, and candies in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Whisk occasionally until candies are dissolved, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add chocolate and whisk until it is completely melted and well incorporated, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.