Friday, December 10, 2010

White Christmas Cocoa

'Tis the season...

We're decking the halls!

Tree is up, stockings are hung, and shopping has begun. (One gift down, dozens to go!)

Dreaming of a white Christmas? I am!

Let it snow!

While waiting on mother nature and thinking of some more cheesy Christmas cliches, some white chocolate hot cocoa might hit the spot. When I found this recipe, I couldn't resist. (Thank you Food Network!)


Such a festive treat, topped with marshmallows or whipped cream and garnished with a candy cane stirrer.


We also tried rimming the mug with melted chocolate and dipping it in crushed peppermint. (I'm a margarita drinker, can you tell??) The kids loved this one, a bite of candy with every sip. It was the perfect end to a long, cold day.

How about some holiday cheer? White Christmas Cocoa with a little (or a lot) of peppermint liquor, cheers! Or get creative, I added my favorite...


Mmmmmm, talk about warm and cozy!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! (sorry, couldn't resist)

White Christmas Cocoa
1 cup white chocolate chips (don't be shy)
1 cup heavy cream
4 cups half-and-half
1 tsp vanilla extract
whipped topping or marshmallows
candy canes

Melt white chocolate with heavy cream over medium heat, stir continuously until completely melted. Stir in half-and-half and vanilla. Continue stirring until heated through. Pour into mugs and garnish with topping and candy.

Enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. Your post can't help but put everyone in a festive Christmas mood with these luscious hot white chocolate drinks.

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  2. That looks so rich and delicious! I just love the candied rim.

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  3. This looks fabulous. It's freezing cold and we finally got our first snow here in Kansas City. Hot cocoa sounds perfect today. Love your Christmassy mug in the first photo and also the rimmed mug.

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  4. MMM this sounds delicious! I bet this does the job on a cold night.

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  5. What a cool idea to candy coat the rim of a hot cocoa mug. Thanks for the idea:)

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