Peppermint Hot Chocolate 3 Ways
Hot chocolate is my favourite beverage, I am one of those weird people that don’t like coffee or tea, rather when I reach for something hot, it’s velvety and chocolatey.
When it comes to the festive season, regular hot chocolate sometimes doesn’t cut the mustard. So I add my favourite flavour — peppermint. I have three different ways peppermint can be added to hot chocolate.
Firstly, through a peppermint marshmallow. I used a normal marshmallow recipe (this one from Chelsea) and then substituted the lemon juice for 2 caps of peppermint essence to make them really pepperminty. My marshmallows are kind of floppy and not quite set, but I think that’s just because I didn’t beat them for long enough.
If I don’t have any marshmallows, then when making my hot chocolate I will just add a cap full of peppermint essence to taste.
Or if I’m in the mood for something a little extra, then I will add a splash of peppermint schnapps to my hot chocolate once it’s finished heating up.
For my hot chocolate, sometimes I like to use the Jarrah sachets, when I was in Australia, I loved the Coles Hot Chocolate mix. But most of the time I will heat up some milk for about 2 minutes in the microwave (it’s just faster than the stove), then add in a few heaped teaspoons of the Cadbury drinking chocolate.