The Grinch’s Favorite Hot Chocolate

Made with peppermint, whipped cream and candy hearts

It’s that time of the year, Christmas time is finally here! What better way to start off this holiday season than with a mug of the Grinch’s Favorite Hot Chocolate. Whether you’re a fan of the movie ‘The Grinch’ or not, this special treat will instantly give you all the Christmas feels. So put on a Christmas movie and grab your favorite Christmas mug and let’s give this recipe a go!

White Peppermint Hot Chocolate:

• 1 cup white chocolate chips
• 1 cup heavy cream
• 4 cups half-and-half
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1-2 teaspoons peppermint extract, to taste

Whipped Cream:
• 1 cup heavy whipping cream
• 2 tablespoons powered sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• green gel food coloring
• red heart sprinkles, for topping

1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine white chocolate chips and heavy cream.
2. Stir continuously until white chocolate chips have completely melted.
3. Stir in the half-and-half, vanilla extract and peppermint extract. Stir occasionally until heated through.
4. Pour into mugs and top with green whipped cream and garnish with red heart sprinkles and/or a candy cane.
5. Whipped Cream: Pour heavy whipping cream, sugar, vanilla extract and a few drops of green food coloring into the cold bowl and whisk on high speed until medium to stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes.


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