It is the first full week of December, the temperatures (especially here in Nashville) have dropped to near freezing, and Jack Frost has come into town. With it being so cold outside, it is always nice to warm up to a cup of hot chocolate late at night by the fireplace. We wanted to provide you with a few new recipes for your enjoyment during this holiday season. This is one of our personal favorite reasons for cold weather. We can take the cold as long as we know some hot chocolate is waiting for us at home.
Here at FreeCCM, we think that hot chocolate is best enjoyed when listening to some great Christmas music which is why we want to giveaway a copy of Christmas Joy: a compilation Christmas album with music from Sara Groves, Laura Story, Derek Webb, Fee, MercyMe and other great artists! Comment with your favorite hot holiday drink for a chance to win!
Chelsea and Brittany
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 3 drops peppermint oil
- Sweetened whipped cream, for garnish
- Chocolate shavings, for garnish
In a saucepan, combine the cream, milk, sugar, and salt and heat over medium-low heat. When the cream mixture just begins to steam, add the chopped chocolate, and stir, until melted. Stir in the peppermint oil. Divide the hot chocolate among mugs and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
S’mores Hot Chocolate
This recipe looks delicious! Click on the link below for more information!
Ingredients & Picture Directions: http://www.ourbestbites.com/2010/12/smores-hot-chocolate/