My husband and I hosted Christmas at our house for the first time this year. I felt so grown up :-). I also felt quite in the mood for Christmas-y things and was looking for a way to use some of the peppermint pieces leftover from peppermint ice cream. My sister and I made this hot chocolate and thought I’d share!
1 mugful of coconut milk (from a carton- I prefer the original flavor)
3 T. Ghiradelli Double Chocolate hot chocolate mix (may contain traces of allergens if that concerns you)
1-2 T. peppermint stick, crushed (sold pre-crushed in a bag in the baking aisle)
1-2 T. SoDelicious whipped topping or your own homemade topping
Directions: Microwave the coconut milk in the mug until hot (2-4 minutes depending on your microwave).
Stir in the hot chocolate mix.
Stir in 1+ T. peppermint sticks crumbles to taste.
Top with whipped topping and a few more crumbles of peppermint stick.
This recipe works just as well with regular milk and regular whipped topping, so use what you need.