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Peppermint hot chocolate

Everyone's favourite quick winter treat gets a festive facelift

  • Prep: 2 mins
    Cook: 10 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy
  • Serves 6
  • Easy
  • Calories 324
  • Carbohydrates 42
  • Saturated Fat 9
  • Sugar 42
  • Protein 6
  • Fat 16
  • Fibre 1
  • Salt 0.14

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 324
  • Carbohydrates 42
  • Saturated Fat 9
  • Sugar 42
  • Protein 6
  • Fat 16
  • Fibre 1
  • Salt 0.14

Ingredients

  • 200g bar plain chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 600ml milk
  • 150ml pot single or double cream
  • sugar, to taste
  • 6 peppermint candy canes, to serve

Method

  1. Put the chocolate in a pan with the milk. Gently heat, stirring until all the chocolate has melted. Continue heating until the milk is steaming, then remove from the heat and stir in the cream.

  2. Divide the hot chocolate between 6 mugs, add sugar to taste and hang a candy cane on the edge of each. Pass the mugs round and let everyone stir their hot chocolate with their candy cane – letting as much of the sweet peppermint dissolve as they fancy.

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