Hot Chocolate…Adult Style!

oh Christmas treeThe halls have been decked. The weather outside is frightful. And I’m ready for Christmas. After a wonderful Thanksgiving, I got right on it and decorated the house for Christmas. We’re very festive over here, and the holiday spirit is running over.

We’ve also been experiencing some chilling rain and messy weather. So, during those days, the perfect drink is hot chocolate, and nothing is better to warm you up than a “grown up” hot chocolate!

chocolate chipsFor this recipe, I took inspiration from Sandra Lee. It’s a creamy, peppermint hot chocolate, with a nice little kick. It’s also incredibly easy! Sandra’s recipe is a slow cooker recipe, but I just made it on the stove.

To start, combine a 12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips with 3 12 oz cans evaporated milk in a sauce pan. Heat on medium-low heat, stirring, until the chips melt and everything is hot and combined. You’ll want to get a little simmer.

liquorOnce you have a creamy mixture, take the pan off the heat. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 cup white chocolate liquor (I used Godiva), and 1/4 cup peppermint schnapps (Dekuyper). Stir to combine, and you’re done.

It’s warm, creamy, and delicious. Give it a try one of these cold nights, and enjoy the Christmas season. Before you know it, it will be gone!hot chocolate


5 thoughts on “Hot Chocolate…Adult Style!

  1. Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake

    I love hot chocolate, it’s one of my favourite things ever! And you’ve just taken it up a few notches, I absolutely love this idea I’m going to need to try it soon and enjoy a nice cup by the fire!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday 🙂


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