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.