Winter and hot chocolate, two things that go together hand in hand.  As much as I love winter, I am always cold.  Seriously from October to May my hands and feet turn into blocks of ice.  Even my boys ask me now “Mommy why are your hands so cold?”.  I wish I had a good explanation, but I don’t.  However I do have a good solution for warming up my hands while holding a cup of hot chocolate.  Doesn’t matter if I am working away at my day job or just came in from shoveling snow hot chocolate always hits the spot and warms me right up.  This time I decided to kick it up a notch with this Double Chocolate Peppermint Hot Chocolate.

double chocolate peppermint hot chocolate recipe

Because who doesn’t love peppermint and chocolate together???  It is a winning combination in my books.  And the debate on how to top your comes to an end with Gay Lea Real Dark Chocolate Caramel Whipped Cream.  Marshmallows and regular whipped cream and great, but the Dark Chocolate Caramel Whipped Cream takes the cake.  I told you last month how awesome the Gay Lea Real Dark Chocolate Caramel Whipped Cream was in the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Bites.  Well this versatile topping can be used on cookies, cakes, pies and beverages.

double chocolate peppermint hot chocolate recipe

Double Chocolate Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe

Double Chocolate Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe

Ingredients

  • 2-3 tbsp Hot Chocolate Mix
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 3/4 Cup Boiling water
  • 1/8 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • Gay Lea Real Dark Chocolate Caramel Whipped Cream
  • Crushed candy cane optional

Instructions

  • Combine hot chocolate mix, milk and peppermint extract in a mug.
  • Stir in boiling water until all of the hot chocolate mix is dissolved
  • Top with Gay Lea Real Dark Chocolate Caramel Whipped Cream and crushed candy cane
  • Enjoy!

double chocolate peppermint hot chocolate recipe

The secret to making amazing hot chocolate is using milk, not just water when making it.  Even swapping out a 1/4 of water for milk makes the hot chocolate a creamy delight to enjoy on a cold day.  Trust me when I say that Double Chocolate Peppermint Hot Chocolate will quickly become favourite.  Don’t wait too long to pick up your Gay Lea Real Dark Chocolate Caramel Whipped Cream it is only available until Dec 31, 2016, and you don’t want to miss out!

double chocolate peppermint hot chocolate recipe

Enjoy a Double Chocolate Peppermint Hot Chocolate all for yourself or share with a friend while you are visiting for the holiday.  And if you need some inspiration on what kind of cookies you can serve with your hot chocolate, check out the Gay Lea 24 days of cookies.  Not only are they sharing 24 tasty cookie recipes, but you can enter to win some great prizes including the grand prize which includes:

· 1 KITCHENAID® Architect Stand Mixer
· 1 KITCHENAID® 5 Piece Bakeware
· 1 LE CREUSET® Stackable Ramekin
· 1 KITCHENAID® Stainless Steel Utility Whisk
· 1 KITCHENAID® Three-Piece Mixing Bowl Set
· 1 KITCHENAID® Scraper Spatula”

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Good luck!

 

Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Gay Lea and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

 

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