The 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!
For 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.
Once 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.