Friday, November 21, 2008

Drink The Cold Away: Hot Cocoa With Peppermint Schnapps.

Hot Cocoa uploaded by Flickr User Theta Sigma

When I checked the temperature this morning, I immediately thought of all my friends who have recently moved to warmer climates. 16 degrees with a windchill of 6 degrees.
So, Leah and Greg, how's California?

Really though, I don't mind. Riding my bike the 6 miles to work this morning, I just thought, well this keeps us all hardcore. However, on days like this, there's nothing better then a warm cup of hot cocoa when you come in from the cold. Here is my favorite recipe for a warm tummy.

Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps
  • milk- any percent or skim
  • cocoa powder
  • powdered sugar
  • 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. 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.


Kelly said...

That picture makes me lust for that drink. Mmmm.

gemma said...

Ooh, I love these. I've always known them as Peppermint Patties. They remind of the days when I would go out west every winter to ski. They truly are the best after a cold of day of work.

Andrea said...

Totally! Hot Cocoa always reminds me of the ski hills I grew up on in the UP. We'd be so cold and always burn our tongues by trying to drink the cocoa too fast trying to warm up in the chalet. We were young so no booze of course.

TTK said...

I love you for this. Now you need to give us your Hot Toddie recipe.

Mental Planet said...

Use Rumple Minze for an extra kick, 100 proof peppermint schnapps. Yummy!

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They remind of the days when I would go out west every winter to ski. They truly are the best after a cold of day of work.

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