Alpine Mint Hot Chocolate

Recipe by SarahBeth
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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 6-8
YIELD: 10 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup whipping cream
  • 2
    tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 14
    teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6
    cups milk
  • 3
    cups white vanilla baking chips
  • 12
    teaspoon peppermint extract
  • candy canes or crushed hard peppermint candy, if desired
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DIRECTIONS

  • In chilled small bowl, mix whipping cream, powdered sugar, cocoa and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  • In 2-quart saucepan, heat milk just to simmering over medium-low heat - do not boil. Reduce heat to low. Add baking chips; stir constantly with wire whisk until melted and smooth. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract.
  • Pour hot chocolate into cups or mugs. Top each serving with whipped cream. Garnish with candy cane for stirring, or sprinkle with crushed candies
  • TIP:.
  • Melt white vanilla baking chips carefully. They burn easily, so be sure to cook over low heat, and stir constantly.
  • VARIATION:.
  • Use 1/3 cup peppermint schnapps for the 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract in the hot chocolate to make a delicious adult drink.
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