This Candy Cane White Hot Chocolate recipe is like drinking liquid Christmas. Warm and buttery, rich and smooth, with a hint of peppermint. It is the stuff childhood fantasies are made of.
Most prepackaged white hot chocolate you find at the store is loaded with ingredients that are hard to pronounce, but you can make this drink recipe at home with only a few ingredients.
Candy Cane White Hot Chocolate
This Candy Cane White Hot Chocolate recipe is like drinking liquid Christmas. Warm and buttery, rich and smooth, with a hint of peppermint. It is the stuff childhood fantasies are…
By Jaime Richardson
candy canes: 8
white chocolate: 8 ounces
milk: 3 cups
heavy cream: ½ cup
pure vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
pure peppermint extract: ¼ teaspoon
Step 1: Peel the plastic off the candy canes. Crush 3 and place in a shallow bowl. Set the remaining candy canes aside.
Step 2: Using a sharp knife or kitchen shears, chop all the white chocolate into small pieces. Place 2 ounces in a microwave safe bowl, and set the rest aside. Microwave the bowl of white chocolate on high for 20-30 seconds. Stir. Microwave for 15-20 seconds more, and stir again. Repeat until all the white chocolate is melted. Dip the rims of 5 small mugs in the white chocolate or use a spoon to cover the rims in white chocolate.
Step 3: Dip the mug rims in the crushed candy canes. Place mugs in refrigerator to set while you make the white hot chocolate.
Step 4: In a saucepan set over medium-high heat, bring milk and heavy cream to almost a boil. Remove from heat. Whisk in vanilla and peppermint extracts, and the remaining white chocolate. Continue to whisk until the chocolate is completely melted.
Step 5: Ladle hot chocolate into prepared mugs. Serve immediately with reserved candy canes.