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It’s not even winter yet and my son has already been on a hot chocolate kick. Almost every night for dessert he wants hot chocolate. I mean he could want worst things so I can’t complain too much. At least it’s milk, right!?
Making regular hot chocolate gets old after a while so I decided to switch things up and try white hot chocolate. Not any white hot chocolate, though. Candy cane white hot chocolate! I already have an overabundance of candy canes from last year eating up room in the pantry. It was a win, win for us. Good thing these things don’t seem to go bad!
For extra fun, I even frothed some of the white hot chocolate with an Automatic Milk Frother. It gave it a nice cappuccino feel. I love how this frother can just heat milk and/or froth it. It’s super easy to use too. With just a push of button, you have frothed milk in seconds. I love it!
The “white” hot chocolate does turn pink because of the candy canes. It would be perfect for a breast cancer awareness drink!
My kids loved it. They said it tastes like the reindeer food we make at Christmas time. Delicious!
Candy Cane White Hot Chocolate
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 2 candy canes + extra for topping crushed
- whipped cream
In a medium saucepan, heat milk, chocolate, and crushed candy canes over medium-low until chocolate and candy is melted. Remove from heat.
Take 2/3 cup of the peppermint white hot chocolate and froth it. Split remaining hot chocolate between two mugs. Top each with froth, whip cream, and crushed candy canes.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.