What is the best part of the cold, windy and snowy days? Sipping on a steaming cup of a frothy, creamy and rich cup of hot cocoa. And what’s even better, a hint of peppermint in it! After all, nothing screams out winter and Christmas like a delish mug of hot cocoa. We have talked like a million times about your fondest memories of hot chocolate and spending time with family. I wanted to ask you guys, do you have a favorite spot where you want to enjoy your cup of leisure? I do! I usually sit by the porch door on my book-reading floor pillow with a cozy throw around and merrily watch it snowing outside! Ah, bliss! I could almost see you guys trying to picture yourself in your favorite spot! Peppermint hot cocoa is quintessential to any Christmas celebration. Could you mention any year when you went without hot chocolate on a Christmas or a snowy day, probably not, right? And if you are not able to get your hands on a bar of peppermint chocolate just experiment with some crushed and granulated candy cane, turns out awesome, seriously!
The peppermint hot cocoa with heavy whipped cream, melted chocolate, peppermint and a hint of vanilla is so creamy that the cups would go empty in a blink and should feel like Christmas in your mouth and soul. Making our ‘cup-of-bliss’ pretty, is another thing that would interest a lot from my tribe. I would love to stick a candy cane for a peppermint hot cocoa or float a few chocolate shavings for a regular cup of steaming cocoa. To enhance that ‘Christmasy’ feeling, just add a few edible white chocolate snowflakes, it would be the prettiest cup of hot chocolate ever!
You know what, I know that almost everyone out there has their personal trick to make the perfect cup of Christmas Peppermint Hot Cocoa, but how can a blogger go without reliving it in words and pictures. So here I am with our age-old Peppermint Hot Cocoa, can’t go without a cup of this heaven, can you!
Dairy-Free Peppermint Hot Cocoa
- 1 ½ cups coconut cream
- 1 ½ cups coconut milk
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 6 ounces of enjoy life bittersweet chocolate chips
- Optional Dandies Vegan Mini-Marshmallows
- 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.In a small saucepan combine cream milk and salt over medium heat. After about 3-5 minutes the mixture should begin to steam. Turn heat to low and add enjoy life bittersweet chocolate chips and chopped up peppermints. Top with Dandies Vegan Mini-Marshmallows