For You ~ The Romance of Hot Peppermint Cocoa

One of my very favorite drinks on a cold winter’s night is a cup of hot cocoa. The only things that can make hot cocoa any better are a little peppermint and romance.

Whether it is for you alone or to share, the romance of cocoa is Magical.

All photos © Fete et Fleur Designs










Peppermint Cocoa Recipe (for two servings):

1. Ghirardelli’s Sweet Ground Chocolate

2. One 5-inch candy cane: crush 3 inches of it into a powdery consistency and set aside. Now crush the remaining 2 inches and reserve this for sprinkling on top of the whipped cream.

3. 18 oz. of 2% low fat milk

4. Whipped Cream

5. Large wine glasses


Slowly heat the milk until it’s hot, but not simmering. Add 3 tablespoons of cocoa and the 3 inches of the pulverized candy cane. Stir constantly on low heat until dissolved and the milk is slightly steamy.

Pour immediately into the wine glasses and top with whipped cream and the remaining candy cane powder. Now sip away and relax.

22 comments:

LW said...

Nancy,

I am putting this on my Christmas day must have list….
My kids and Grandchildren will without
A doubt think that I am the best….

Thank you, I will be getting extra kisses and hugs this year….

Louise

P.s. the pictures are wonderful

Sweet Old Vintage said...

HUMMMM.... What a lovely presentation and special treat....

Loving Her Beautiful said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous and tres romantique, oui? Oui, oui!
How 'bout I come over on some enchanted evening and we sip away together, ma cheri?
Anonymous ;)

lorhen82 said...

Oh...my...gosh. That looks so yummy! I'm not supposed to have chocolate anymore (can you imagine???), but I don't see that becoming a reality! I just might have to make some of this!

Thanks for sharing!
Lori

bluemuf said...

Nancy...this looks and sounds delicious. This one I have to try.
thank you for sharing.

Hugs Karen

suzeeez said...

Beautiful photos .......looks so yummy ! I've been in the mood for cocoa myself these days . :o) Sue

...Miss..Maddie's... said...

Sounds divine! Thank goodness you left out the calorie content.
You couldn't get a better offer than that Loving Her Beautiful beau.Enjoy the evening!
PS~ The pic is of poinsettias, they start out white and are spray painted to yield a rainbow of colors.
xo Susan

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello Nancy,

This is so yummy!

~ Gabriela ~

Mildred said...

Wow - if I get hooked on this and gain 100 lbs., I'm holding you responsible!!! Your photos are just delightful. Thanks for sharing this dreamy treat.

NeereAnDear said...

Oh girl!! Wicked indeed!!! You got me beat on this one...!!
There goes my healthy eating right OUT!! the window!

How many different languages can you say YUUUUUUMMMMMMMMM????

LOVE IT!!!

LOTS OF HUGS

JO

chatelaine said...

Beautiful photos. I never thought of cocoa as romantic. Usually it's a nice treat after ice skating or another cold weather activity but now I can see the romance in it. And you can't go wrong with Ghiaradelli chocolate!

madrekarin said...

Hot cocoa stirred with a candy cane is my favorite bedtime drink in the winter! Although my cup never looks as enticing as your photos. I'm usually too much in a hurry to take a sip than to make it look perfect. lol

Rosemary said...

Lovely Nancy,
sweet and romantic!!
Sounds really good, thanks!
Rosemary

TattingChic said...

Mmmmm! That looks nummy and I'm sure it tastes delicious! I love the taste of chocolate and peppermint together! My Mom used to give us hot chocolate w/ a candy cane for a stirrer and as the candy cane melted in the hot chocolate it added the most delicious hint of peppermint...YummY!

Patti said...

Yummo Nancy!

I love your calendar also.
Happy Holidays to you and your husband
Hugs
Patti

faerie enchantment said...

Now I want to make this, the pictures look so yummy!
Love Peppermint!
Magic and Joy!
Lisa!

justjen said...

You really know how to dress up everything, even hot chocolate. We often put a few drops of extract in ours but this is gorgeous!

Lady Laurie said...

What a lovely idea ~ it looks so beautiful in the glasses. I wish my hubby liked hot chocolate, but I guess I'll have to suffer and make it just for me!

Dapoppins said...

Now that is wonderfully romantic...until my daughter comes and tries to lick up all the cream!

Miss Sandy said...

Sigh, Nancy, I sure wish I had your style! Beautiful photos! Sigh, I sure wish I liked chocolate, this looks dreamy delicious.

Florence said...

That sounds heavenly I will have to try it. It is very cold here today and is suppose to be all week. That cocoa would be the perfect treat. Thanks. Florence

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

How'd I ever miss this post? The peppermint cocoa looks delicious, I will try this season. Thank you for the recipe, Nancy.
xoxo