Spiced Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
- 1 cup of white chocolate chips
- 10-12 peppermints
- 3 cups of coconut milk (or other desired milk)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla abstract
- 3 teaspoons of sea salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
Bring the milk, peppermints, and spices over medium-high heat on the stove top. Take off the heat right before it is about to boil, then stir in the white chocolate chips until fully melted. Pour into a mug, top with whipped cream and crushed peppermints.
I have never really been the biggest fan of hot chocolate. It was always one of those "a couple times in the season" sort of drinks for me, but then I realized all of the spices and flavors I could develop to make a hot chocolate "my own". With Christmas right around the corner, I decided to go for a seasonal flavor, peppermint (and mixed with some sea salt and a bit of spice). Not only is this drink rich and wintery, but it's also the prettiest shade of pink, which won me over for this recipe even more.