This is probably my favourite winter drink; comforting and indulgent, it is the best reminder that Christmas is approaching.
If you live in Canada, you may be aware that Tim Hortons brings out their Candy Cane Hot Chocolate near the beginning of December. Last year in particular, it was slow coming to our school campus, so tired of delays, we decided to venture out and buy the ingredients to make it ourselves.
Simple to make, I think I had this drink at least once a day for a week…
What you’ll need:
- peppermint candy canes, crushed
- hot chocolate mix
- hot milk or water
- whipped cream (ones with a spray nozzle work best for effect)
Prepare the hot chocolate according to directions, and once mixed together, add a little crushed candy cane to melt it in. Garnish with whipped cream and candy canes, and enjoy!
Alternatively, Tim Hortons does sell tins of their candy cane hot chocolate mix, but it does seem incomplete without the whipped cream and candy cane. A tip for crushing candy canes; use a paper bag over plastic for less of a mess!
For those who have a little more time on their hands and aren’t on a student budget, consider melting chocolate on a double boiler and then adding it into hot milk, and whip your own cream for a more indulgent version.