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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Ingredients (4)

  • 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
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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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.

We recommend our pfeffernusse cookies for dunking in this warm treat.

Tips for Christmas

Instructions

  1. 1Combine 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. 2Add chocolate and whisk until it is completely melted and well incorporated, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.
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