Who doesn’t love a good Peppermint Hot Chocolate during the holiday season? I love making this on the weekend and cozying up with Zelda on the couch to watch a movie! To make this you need 3 oz. grated unsweetened hot chocolate (I grated mine by hand, it’s definitely an arm workout!), 4 cups whole milk, 13 cup sugar, 1/3 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon mint extract, whipped cream, and peppermint candy canes. peppermint-candy-cane-hot-chocolate Place the milk in a saucepan on medium heat and whisk in the sugar. Stir occasionally, until the milk begins to simmer.  In the meantime, bring 1/3 cup of water to boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and stir in the grated chocolate.  Remove the milk from the heat and combine with the water/chocolate mixture. Add in the vanilla and mint extracts, stir to combine. Ladle the hot chocolate into your favorite mug and garnish with whipped cream and crushed candy canes! Peppermint-Hot-Chocolate