I adore hot chocolate.
Something happens to me around mid-October, when the leaves begin to fall and the air starts to sting your nose with its chill.
There’s nothing better on a game night than a gloved hand around a steamy styrofoam cup of hot cocoa, the chocolaty air escaping the top of the rim as you try not to burn your lips.
Fast forward to December, when the leaves have all but disappeared, and in their absence are millions of twinkle lights. Loading up your family in the car to drive through the neighborhoods known for their amazing decorations, loaded down with Christmas music on the radio and a Thermos full of cocoa is just about as good as it gets.
I was recently introduced to what may be one of the best Hot Chocolates for the season. Not your typical Hot Chocolate, for sure…it’s WHITE Chocolate. Super rich, super sweet. And – a nice jolt of peppermint makes it perfection. This recipe is just one of the many holiday recipes you can find over on the McCormick site – and they all sound great! Give this one a try, load up the fam, and see if it isn’t just the thing to give you that final push through the Holidays!
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
- Makes about 6 (1-cup) servings.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
1 cup heavy cream
8 ounces white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
4 cups half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Peppermint Extract
Whipped cream (optional)
1. Place heavy cream and chocolate in medium saucepan. Cook and stir on medium heat until chocolate is melted.
2. Stir in half-and-half and peppermint extract. Cook and stir until heated through.
3. Pour into serving cups. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by McCormick. All thoughts and opinions are my own.