Peppermint hot chocolate that is perfect for the holiday season!
Christmas is literally just around the corner, as in DAYS AWAY. How and when did this happen? And who can I pay to come and wrap all my gifts for me?
The greatest day of the whole year, in my opinion, is Christmas Eve. Sitting around in your pajamas, all snuggled up, anxiously awaiting Santa with a Christmas movie and a big, warm mug of hot chocolate.
Nothing fills your insides with holiday joy quite like hot chocolate.
And sugar cookies.
Neither of us have ever really been huge fans of peppermint in our food. It always reminded us too much of toothpaste, and we had a hard time pushing past that. But, we cannot talk holiday recipes without acknowledging the beloved peppermint candy cane!
Candy canes get a bad rap most of the time. They are those things that always show up in your stocking that you know are coming every year, and you also know that you will 99% never eat them. But, you love them anyway.
Here’s a simple use for them. Peppermint hot chocolate. If you are one of those people that doesn’t particularly like peppermint, this hot chocolate might change your mind. The peppermint is the perfect subtle complement to the chocolate. It adds a little something extra, and surprises you in the best way.
We went a little overboard with the toppings. As usual. Whipped cream, chocolate ganache, peppermint pieces, marshmallows. All the things. It’s the holidays, it’s fine. You deserve it.
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and Santa brings you everything you asked for!