Friday, December 19, 2014

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

In the winter my kids love hot chocolate and popcorn together as an after school snack.  It's how they unwind and I get a chance to find out what happened in school.

I cherish quality time with my children and I try to make ordinary days special.

I decided to ditch the instant kind we usually buy from the store for homemade peppermint white hot chocolate.

They love the surprise of an unexpected treat!  It's super rich, warm and creamy.  Crushed candy canes add in a flavorful holiday twist.  I hope you enjoy it too!

3 cups milk 
1 cup evaporated milk
 3 (1 ounce) squares, Premium White Chocolate, chopped
 5 peppermint candy canes, crushed
pinch of salt

In a saucepan, combine milk and heat until hot, but not boiling. Stir in salt and white chocolate, then crushed peppermint candy canes until melted and smooth.  Pour mixture into mugs.  Recipe yields: 4, 1 cup servings.

*I'm sure everyone will be super busy next week so I'm going to sign off early for the holidays.  My daughter and I are flying out Christmas morning for a mother/daughter trip.  We'll be back just in time to ring in the New Year with my husband and son.  Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year!  Thank you for being so kind and supportive.  I'm very appreciative to be able to share with you! 

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  1. Yummy! This looks delish! Must try this for sure!

  2. I love this. I usually make 'chocolate' hot chocolate and add candy cane pieces, but I'm going to have to try white chocolate now.

  3. Merry Christmas and safe travels to you and your family. This looks so good I want to make it and just take photos lol

  4. Oh this looks so good Brandi! I always leave you hungry lol. I hope you and your daughter have a wonderful trip. Merry Christmas

  5. Thanks for the recipe it looks really good. We love hot chocolate this time of the year.

  6. this looks fabulous. I love love love your blog and wish you and yours the merriest of Holidays and of course a happy happy, healthy new year.

  7. aww Brandi this look absolutely beautiful!! and love the pictures!!
    Have a happy Merry Christmas!!!

  8. I could really use a cup of that right about now. It looks delicious... :)

  9. Oh Brandi, this looks decadent!! Love the crushed candy canes around the edge of the mug.
    Have a wonderful time with your daughter, and Merry Christmas!
    Mary Alice

  10. wow, that sounds really good! I just set up our hot chocolate station yesterday and pulled out all the stops. It's so nice to come home to a steaming cup of love. (:

  11. This looks so wonderful. Yum. Have a great trip with your daughter and Merry Christmas to you and your family! Two legged and four. Sorry I have been MIA lately.

  12. How do you get the candy cane crunchies to stick to the mug like that?

  13. Sounds YUM!!! I'll have to make myself a cup or two now that school is finally out and I have time to relax a bit. Have a happy and blessed holiday season. Hope you and your daughter have a wonderful time.

  14. Oh Brandi what a lovely treat for your children and us too I might add. The day after Christmas is National Candy Cane Day, appropiately so I think:)

    I'll not only be pinning your warm and comfy Peppermint Hot Chocolate, I'll be enjoying some real soon too:)

    Thank you so much for sharing, Brandi...It has been a delight getting to know you and your creative blog this past year. Wishing You and Yours a safe and Blessed Christmas with a Prosperous and Healthy New Year ahead!!! Louise

  15. You're such a wonderful Mom, Brandi! Love the candy-cane 'heart'. This looks so delicious. Have a lovely Christmas and wishing you many blessings for the New Year! xo Karen

  16. Wow, how did you know that I was looking at a white hot chocolate recipe just today! This looks so delicious and the presentation is stellar. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas celebration and safe travels!

  17. Brandi
    Beautiful magazine quality pictures and the white cocoa looks so delicious.
    These days spent with your children are the best days of your life, cherish them!!

  18. What a great mama you are Brandi! I'm sure this made the kiddos day! Looks so delicious! Perfect treat on a chilly winter day! I would love to serve this to guests on Christmas! Homemade always trumps store-bought! P.S. Thank you so much for the kind words on my video Brandi! <3

  19. Hi Brandi, this looks so good. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas.

  20. Wow...I would love to come home to this as well! It looks so good and your pictures are so pretty Brandi! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, a wonderful trip with your daughter and a festive New Years Eve:)

  21. Hi Brandi!!!

    Merry Christmas Darling!!! Love this post, totally stealing this recipe. Love peppermint. Great for my holiday guests!!

    Have a fabulous New Year if we don't chat sooner!!!


  22. You know how they say something is pretty enough to eat... it's literal in this case! Love the look of the crushed peppermint around the cup.

    Have a merry Christmas and enjoy your trip!

  23. I like the mix of peppermint and chocolate, great recipe and it looks so appetizing!
    Have a great trip and Merry Christmas!

  24. Such pretty pics! The recipe sounds delicious! Homemade is always better than store bought. :) Enjoy your mother-daughter trip and wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

  25. OMG Brandi this looks sooooo good. Thank you so much for sharing.

  26. What a pretty treat! I bet they loved it!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Have a safe trip with your daughter.


  27. Such beautiful pictures and it looks delicious.

  28. This is a really fancy holiday treat:)

  29. My kids would love this! And wow, a Christmas morning trip!? Looking forward to hearing about it.

  30. Dear Brandi!

    This look like delicious!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New 2015!


  31. Brandi what a Beautiful presentation. Merry Christmas!

  32. Quality time with family is always so special around this time of year. Such a wonderful and beautiful post. Love the hot chocolate

  33. That sounds absolutely delicious!!! My crew would love it!

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas with your family!

  34. the prettiest Christmas cheer I've ever seen!

  35. Brandi - This sounds delightful! And not too hard to make, either. I'm sure your kids loved it! I wish I could come over and enjoy a glass with you. Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful time with your daughter on your trip!
    Alissa xoxox

  36. Brandi, I hope you have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!! xoxo

  37. Brandi, you even make coco look elegant.
    You just have that special touch that turns
    everything from plain to fancy :)
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    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

  38. Hi Brandi, hoping you had a lovely Christmas and a fun getaway with your daughter. The hot chocolate looks and sounds delicious....Love the cup rim, too. Jane

  39. Yum. This looks really warming and refreshing after spending time in the snow.

  40. This looks and sounds amazing. Your kiddos are so lucky!

  41. So pretty! And sounds yummy, of course!
    Did you dip the rim of your cups in white chocolate so that the peppermint candy would stick to it?
    I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season with your family sweet lady!
    Looking forward to seeing what lovely posts you bring to us this year.


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