Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Recipe of the Month - December 2010


This treat is great for any chilly, winter night. The peppermint whip cream tastes like a

chocolate candy cane.

for the hot cocoa: for the peppermint whip cream:
4 cups milk 1 cup heavy cream
¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
4 candy canes ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract

To make the hot cocoa, heat 3 ½ cups of milk in a saucepan over low heat. Do not let the milk boil. In a small bowl mix together the cocoa, sugar, and the rest of the milk. Add the cocoa mixture to the warm milk and stir to combine.
To make the peppermint whip cream, beat the heavy cream in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Slowly add the cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and peppermint extract. Beat until combined.
Pour hot cocoa into mugs. Dollop a spoonful of peppermint whip cream into each mug and add a candy cane.
Serves 4.