Christmas is in the air and the days are getting colder. After your evening stroll get in from the cold and cozy up to the fire with some hot and yummy holiday beverages this Holiday Season ~
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|Candy Cane Cocoa|
Original recipe makes 4 (1 cup) servingsChange Servings
3 (1 ounce) squaressemisweet chocolate, chopped
4 peppermint candy canes, crushed
1 cupwhipped cream
4 small peppermint candy canes
In a saucepan, heat milk until hot, but not boiling. Whisk in the chocolate and the crushed peppermint candies until melted and smooth. Pour hot cocoa into four mugs, and garnish with whipped cream. Serve each with a candy cane stirring stick.
|Pumpkin Spice Latte|
Makes 1 to 2 servings
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin OR 1 teaspoon Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup (your choice)
1 to 2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more to garnish
1 to 2 shots espresso, about 1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee
Whipped cream, to garnish
In a saucepan whisk together milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice, transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don't have a blender, don't worry about it — just whisk the mixture really well with a wire whisk.
Pour into a large mug or two mugs. Add the espresso on top.
Top with whipped cream, if desired, and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon on top.
|Minty White Chocolate Eggnog |
Makes 8 to10 servings
In a medium saucepan, combine 1 carton of eggnog, 1 cup chopped white baking chocolate, and 1/3 cup crushed peppermint sticks. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is heated through. Serve warm topped with freshly grated nutmeg and additional peppermint sticks as stirrers.