Organic Valley Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Organic Valley Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Serves 4 people

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup cold Organic Valley whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
  • 2 peppermint candy canes (or 8 mini-candy canes)
  • 2 1/2 cups whole Organic Valley milk
  • 8 ounces organic chocolate (40% cocoa solids), finely chopped


Directions:

  • In a chilled metal mixing bowl, whip the cream until frothy.
  • Sift the confectioner's sugar over the cream and continue to beat until soft peaks form when you lift the whisk.
  • Set aside in refrigerator. 
  • Place the candy canes in a heavy sealable plastic bag and smash with a rolling pin or meat mallet until the candy is crushed.
  • Place the milk and 3 tablespoons of the crushed candy cane in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until small bubbles appear around the edges of the pan and the milk begins to left off steam.
  • Turn off the heat and all at once add the chopped chocolate to the hot milk.
  • Whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the hot chocolate into 6 mugs.
  • Top with dollops of the whipped cream and sprinkle with the remaining crushed candy cane.


 

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