Peppermint Schnapps makes this drink a candy cane with a kick, but the liquor can be omitted.

Either way, indulge and top the hot chocolate with whipped cream and more crushed peppermint candy. It will warm you right down to your toes.


12 c milk
9 oz. good quality white chocolate (such as Lindt), chopped
1 c crushed red-and-white-striped candy canes or hard peppermint candies
1/4 t salt
1 1/2 c peppermint schnapps, optional
whipped cream
Additional crushed red-and-white-striped candy canes or hard peppermint candies
Bring milk to simmer in heavy large saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add white chocolate, 1 cup candy and salt; whisk until smooth. Add schnapps, if desired. Ladle hot chocolate into mugs, dividing equally. Top with whipped cream and additional candy.


Serves 12


Source: Bon App?tit Quick & Delicious