Sweet World #35: Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This is holiday bliss in a cup!

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Per serving of Peppermint Hot Chocolate:

  • 3 T. Chocolate Ganache (regular or white)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 t. crushed peppermint candies or 1/8 t. peppermint extract
  • whipped cream
  • candy canes

1. When ready to serve, add the ganache, milk and peppermint candies to cup. Heat in microwave for 1-2 minutes, until chocolate and candies are melted and the milk is warm. (You can also heat the milk in a saucepan and pour into cups.)

2. Stir, then top with whipped cream and serve with a candy cane.

Recipes for Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

  • 2 cups chocolate chips (bittersweet or semi-sweet)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream

White Chocolate Ganache

  • 2 cups white chocolate, chopped
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1-1/2 T. butter, cut into cubes

1. Place chocolates in a bowl. For Regular Chocolate, also add salt. Set aside.

2. Heat heavy cream on medium high until it comes to a boil. Immediately pour cream over chocolate, (for White Chocolate add butter, too) and stir until completely mixed and smooth. Cool to room temperature then refrigerate until ready to use. (Note: To soften the ganache, place in microwave on 1/2 power until just spoonable.)

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