Blogmas Day 3: My Favorite Winter Beverage

Hey Guys!

Welcome to Blogmas Day 3!  Today I’m sharing my favorite winter beverage. (No it doesn’t include alcohol!)

Author: Little Spice Jar
Prep time:  5 mins
Cook time:  2 hours
Total time:  2 hours 5 mins
Serves: 4-6 servings
There is nothing like drinking homemade Hot Chocolate… or anything chocolate for that matter.  This one is an amazing twist with peppermint pieces in it.  It’s a warm and comforting drink that is made all the better for being done in a big batch with peppermint (or candy canes).  Awesome for everybody!
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup hot water
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (roughly chopped)
  • 4 cups (1 quart) milk
  • ¼ cup half and half (or replace with additional milk)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 5-7 candy canes (pulsed in food processor) you could also use peppermint candies, probably about 20 to 30 of them.
  1. In a small bowl, combine the hot water and the cocoa powder, stir until smooth.
  2. Add the bittersweet chocolate, milk, half and half, sugar, and candy canes to the slow cooker along with the cocoa paste. Heat on the low setting for 2 hours, stir every 30 minutes or so. If you notice the chocolate is not melting after the first hour, switch to the high heat setting and let cook the remaining 1 hour on high (stirring every 30 minutes).
  3. Serve warm with marshmallows, whipped cream, crushed candy canes, sprinkles, chocolate syrup, or chocolate shavings.

Well I hope ya’ll enjoy this recipe as much as I did.  I’m hoping if it gets cold enough I can make a batch of this Christmas or New Years.

Until Next Time!



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