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NORAD Santa Tracker and His Favorite Hot Chocolate: Peppermint

NORAD is tracking Santa as he makes his way around the world to every boy’s and girl’s house tonight. Santa is expected to arrive at each house somewhere between 9 and midnight, so have your little ones in bed early tonight! If your little ones aren’t asleep when Santa arrives, don’t worry, he’ll come back when they fall asleep. There’s not much time left to make some goodies for Santa tonight. But after you make the cookies, don’t forget to add a delicious cup of hot chocolate to go along with his cookies. It’s forecast to be a cold night all over the world, and Santa will need some hot chocolate to go along with his delicious cookies to help keep him warm. But what is Santa’s favorite hot chocolate? While peppermint of course! I’ve got Santa’s favorite hot chocolate recipe right here, straight from Mrs’ Claus herself. She kindly shared her secret peppermint hot chocolate recipe early this morning so I could share it with all of you today!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

For Hot Chocolate:

4 oz milk chocolate chips
4 tablespoons sugar
a small pinch of salt
4 cups milk
4 candy canes

    For topping:

    1 cup whipping cream
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

      Method

      1. In a small saucepan add milk and heat until steaming but not boiling. Add chocolate, sugar and salt. Simmer for 4 – 5 minutes, whisking constantly until chocolate is melted. Do not bring to a boil.

      2. In a large glass or metal bowl, add whipping cream, peppermint extract and sugar. Whip until light and fluffy.

      3. Serve hot chocolate topped with cream and add the candy cane. The candy cane will melt in hot chocolate and contribute more to peppermint flavor.

      Makes 4 servings

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