“Hot chocolate season” is upon us. Just thought I’d share our favorite recipe for peppermint hot chocolate.
As I’m typing this, I’ve got some chocolate walnut cookies in the oven and John is heating up the fireplace. I really love fall and winter!
- 1 packet hot chocolate mix
- 3/4 cup warm milk
- 2 cap-fulls Peppermint Schnapps
- If you’re concerned about the alcohol content, get the 60-proof version instead of the 100-proof. You’re not adding much of it anyway, but really, you’re after the lovely (and ultra smooth) peppermint taste, not a buzz. Yes, you could use peppermint flavoring, but it just doesn’t taste as good as the Schnapps does — the flavoring tends to have a bit of a bite to it, and most flavorings do have alcohol in them anyway (although it’s a pretty insignificant amount).