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Peppermint Schnapps Hot Cocoa


OK I must admit after I stopped saying "he Schnapped Me*" a million times, I got down to serious business and made this recipe. It was a pretty rich, delicious hot cocoa. I didn't have the pretty candy canes** to add to the mix for the photo op, but even without them, it was pretty darn good.  I added slightly more schnapps to the mix, 1/4 c was certainly not enough. The original recipe was for 8, I halved it and it made 3 large mugs. I'm not used to having a hot cocoa party, so the 8 is a bit excessive even for me.

He Schnapped Me Hot Cocoa (Adapted from Cooking Light)

6T cocoa powder
13.5 oz can coconut milk
1 c milk
1/4 c sugar
1t espresso powder
1t vanilla
1/3 c Pepperment Schnapps

In a saucepan, whisk cocoa powder into a small amount of the coconut milk. Add remaining coconut milk, sugar, and espresso powder. Heat over medium heat until very warm (not boiling). Stir in vanilla and schnapps. Garnish with candy cane or marshmallows.


*Seinfeld episode - Elaine drunk on schnapps (go find the clip on Youtube - it is well worth it)
**Cleaning out the pantry in July, I decided they probably weren't good any longer.

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