Drink The Cold Away: Hot Cocoa With Peppermint Schnapps.

Hot Cocoa uploaded by Flickr User Theta Sigma

There’s nothing better on a cold winter day then a warm cup of hot cocoa.  Ever need a cup quick but don’t have any instant mix?  You don’t want to take the time to make it from scratch.  Well wait no more.  This recipe puts your cocoa from scratch in your cup in less then five minutes!

Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps

  • 1-2 c. milk- any percent or skim
  • 2 Tbs cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbs powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c. peppermint schnapps

Heat up your milk either on burner on low or in microwave. Stir occasionally so you don’t scorch your milk. For each cup of milk, mix together 2 Tbs of cocoa powder and powdered sugar each. In a mug, pour a shot of peppermint schnapps and stir in cocoa and powdered sugar mix. The alcohol helps dissolve the fat in the cocoa quicker then milk or water, removing a lot of unnecessary stirring.  When all the lumps are out, add milk and stir. Garnish with what ever fluffy fru frus you like. Drink up and feel the warmth of the hot drink and liqueur spread through your limbs. Yum.

The schnapps unfortunately makes this not so appropriate for work.  BOOO!  Unless you have an awesome job, of course.

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