Snow Day Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Posted by on Thursday, January 12th, 2012

peppermint hot chocolate

Today there is SNOW in our forecast. In the South this calls for an emergency run to the grocery store for staples like milk and bread and toilet paper and hot chocolate mix. I usually keep a stock of the instant hot cocoa mix during these cold winter months. However, I think my family is done with the fake stuff.  I created this recipe last year while the kids were out sledding.  They commented that this hot chocolate was the best hot chocolate they’d ever tasted.

  • 1 quart half and half
  • 1 12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chip pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • miniature marshmallows for garnish
  • crushed peppermint pieces for garnish

In a medium saucepan, heat the half and half and chocolate chips over medium heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and well mixed.  Add the peppermint extract.  Serve with miniature marshmallows and peppermint pieces.

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4 Responses to “Snow Day Peppermint Hot Chocolate”

  1. carolinaheartstringson 24 Jan 2011 at 11:42 am 1

    OMG. From your fellow southerners who do not do well in the snow… YUM! I have to try this. That sounds amazing!

  2. Carolyn - What Life Dishes Outon 31 Jan 2011 at 7:14 pm 2

    The Cocoa sounds delish, but I really wanted to comment on your dishes! Kings Crown, right? My late mother had those dishes and they went “missing” after she died and I will never get over it. It was such a treat to see them in your post on TK today! :-)

  3. Taraon 31 Jan 2011 at 8:26 pm 3

    Hi Carolyn. Yes the cup and saucer used in the cocoa post are King’s Crown. Ironically, these belonged to my late mother too. What pieces did your mother have that cannot be located now? Just curious. I know you must miss your mom and her dishes.

  4. Alana (@RamblinGarden)on 12 Jan 2012 at 7:03 pm 4

    Oh, that is a lovely cup and a lovely photo. The recipe sounds wonderful and I may try it when we finally get some snow, here in snowless upstate NY.