Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Float

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Float

Can you believe it is the 10th of December!  Yikes, how did that happen??  Well, we’re back with another amazing  Blog Hop.  Peppermint is definitely the flavor of the season and it is also our theme for the  month.  We’ve got lots of peppermint flavored treats to share with you as well as some darling peppermint inspired crafts!  Be sure and visit all the blogs to check out the details on their peppermint project.  We’d love for you to pin the collage below,  check out my recipe below  and then go see all of the other fabulous projects created by some of my blogger friends too. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season!!

Peppermint Collage

Your Homebased Mom sharing  Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Float 

Lolly Jane sharing Striped Peppermint Wreath

Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke sharing Peppermint Brownie Bites

Little Miss Momma sharing Christmas Hot Chocolate

Or So She Says sharing Peppermint Creme Brulee

Simply Kierste sharing Peppermint Striped Candlesticks 

Six Sisters Stuff sharing Peppermint Fudge

Eighteen25 sharing Peppermint Santa ‘Staches

30 Handmade Days sharing Frozen Peppermint Pie

Landee Lu sharing Andes Peppermint Crunch Cookies

We are not coffee drinkers at our house so our hot beverage of choice is usually hot chocolate.  With the cold, cold weather that seems to be blanketing our nation we’ve been drinking lots of it!
Today I want to introduce you to a concept though that may just take your hot chocolate drinking to a whole new level.  My favorite flavor combination of the season is white chocolate and peppermint.  You might have noticed that if you’ve read my blog for very long as I have a lot of white chocolate and peppermint recipes (see below for some of my favorites).

Today’s hot chocolate is made with my favorite flavor combination – white chocolate and peppermint.  To make the hot chocolate I actually used the white chocolate and peppermint kisses that come out every holiday season.  I buy bags of them and then hoard them so they last me until the next holiday season.

I heated a glass of milk and then added in about 6-8 chopped up kisses  (depending on how sweet you like it).  Stir until the kisses melt.  You can do this on the stove top or in the microwave.

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You t hen have a very pretty cup of peppermint white hot chocolate.

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Float

Then of course you must top it with some whip cream and some more chopped up kisses.

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Float

And then comes the good part.  O.K., so peppermint white  hot chocolate with whip cream is good too but we are going to make it even better.

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Float

You are going to add a scoop of peppermint ice cream into the hot chocolate.  Yes, ice cream!  I was first introduced to this idea of ice cream in your hot chocolate by some friends years ago.  It changed my life.  The original version I had was regular hot chocolate with a scoop of Tillamook Brown Cow Ice Cream (a combination of white chocolate and chocolate)  It was amazing.

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Float

I think you might just find this version amazing too.  The peppermint ice cream just makes it creamier and more pepperminty!

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Float

The flavor combinations are pretty much endless.  Just imagine!  So please trust me on this one.  You want to try this.

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Float

If you can’t find the Peppermint/White Chocolate kisses you can make your own white hot chocolate using this recipe and then add in some peppermint extract and maybe a bit of pink food coloring if you want.

What flavor combination are you going to try?

For some more of my favorite flavor combination check out these:

 White Chocolate Peppermint Meringues

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White Chocolate Peppermint Toffee

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Peppermint White Chocolate Caramel Corn

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White Chocolate Peppermint Blondies on a Stick

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Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Float

1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 C of milk
  • 6-8 white chocolate/peppermint kisses
  • 1 scoop of peppermint ice cream
  • additional chopped kisses for garnish
  • whipped cream

Instructions

  • Chop up kisses.
  • Heat milk and add in kisses.
  • Stir until melted
  • Pour into cup and top with whipped cream and additional chopped kisses
  • Add a scoop of peppermint ice cream

Enjoy!

Leigh Anne

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Comments

  1. 1

    Sounds amazing!!! Your pictures are also so pretty;)
    capturing joy with kristen duke recently posted..Peppermint Brownie Bites

  2. 2
    Mique says:

    I looove peppermint so much and am having a blast with all these ideas. Yours looks delicious! xo
    Mique recently posted..3 Ingredient Frozen Peppermint Pie

  3. 3
    Lolly Jane says:

    White chocolate is my fffffffffffffav!!!!! Must try this asap!
    Lolly Jane recently posted..striped peppermint wreath

  4. 4

    This is genius!! It looks so yummy – can’t wait to try a hot chocolate float :)
    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos recently posted..Holiday Cash Giveaway {$500 Visa Gift Card}

  5. 5
    Holly says:

    I HAVE to show this to my 12 year old daughter when she gets home from school. These are all of her favorite loves! Just need to shop for the goodies, first! Never heard of hot chocolate floats, but I’m curious. Will just have to be mint-free for me. Never liked mint ice cream. Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. 6
    MelanieL says:

    This looks so good and I’m intrigued by the ice cream!! I think my son and I need a white hot chocolate float date!!

  7. 7

    This looks amazing! I’m kicking myself for being lactose intolerant. Dang!!
    Mariel @ Or so she says… recently posted..Gifts for Women ~ Mariel’s Picks 2013

  8. 8
    Gurvy Green says:

    Wow your pictures make this float look so beautiful and delicious! Thanks for sharing.
    Gurvy Green recently posted..Munch on this Monday — Pecan Pie

  9. 9

    I just want to go swimming in that float Leigh Ann! What a fun and festive holiday drink!
    Trish – Mom On Timeout recently posted..Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

  10. 10

    My preference in hot chocolate is that’s it’s made with real milk and real chocolate. I love how creamy and how pretty this festive drink looks!
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes recently posted..NANAIMO BARS, a Favorite Canadian Treat

  11. 11
    Leilani says:

    Mmmm!! I love peppermint and whipped cream. This float looks so nice, but I think it will put me on the Naughty list. haha!

  12. 12
    Catherine says:

    Dear Leigh Anne, This drink looks beautiful and sounds like the ultimate holiday treat! Just passing by from Best of the Wknd. Have a wonderful day. Blessings, Catherine
    Catherine recently posted..Simple Lemon Bundt Cake with Lemon Syrup

  13. 13
    Dusty says:

    um, yum! these photos are great and this just looks delicious! what a great idea.

  14. 14

    This sounds so fabulous! Looking forward to giving it a try some time soon!
    Emily from Reaching Beyond My Reach recently posted..Adding Gifts of Hope to Your Christmas Shopping List

  15. 15

    I seriously gasped when I read this! Kisses in milk?! That is genius! Aah! Can’t wait to try it! :D Pinned!
    Jillian @ Hi! It’s Jilly recently posted..Delicious Crockpot Hot Chocolate

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