Tuesday, February 1, 2011

We're snowed in...

Or rather, we're iced in. The roads are a solid sheet of ice, it's 10 degrees outside, and while attempting to walk to the apartment gym I almost fell flat on my bum. I can't even get to a Starbucks to enjoy my favorite caffeinated beverage (peppermint mocha!). So what's a girl to do?

Make spiked hot chocolate of course!!

Recipe for "Perfectly Chocolate" spiked peppermint hot cocoa:

Makes one cup (if you need to make this cocoa virgin, this recipe is just as delish without the liqueur, it's just half the fun!)
  • 2 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Unsweetened Powdered Cocoa
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 oz. Creme de Menthe Liqueur
  • Dash Salt
  • Marshmallows

Fresh Whipped Cream Topping
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Sugar

1. Mix sugar, cocoa, and salt in a large mug.

2. Heat milk in the microwave at High for 1 minute 30 seconds. While milk is heating, combine heavy cream and sugar and beat until thick and delectably delicious!

3. Gradually add milk to cocoa mixture and stir well.

4. Add Creme de Menthe, vanilla and stir well.

5. Top with marshmallows, fresh whipped cream, and a sprinkle of the cocoa powder. 

6. Enjoy yourself a warmcreamychocolateypepperminty winter treat!! 

Happy Snow/ICE day everyone!!


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