Peppermint Hot Chocolate

30 Dec 2012

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

New years is just around the corner, and it gets a girl wondering: what are my resolutions? What do I want to accomplish during the year of 2012?

Every year my resolution is the same, and every year I fail within the first week.

You are probably thinking that I'm dreaming big. To be a vegetarian, or to go to the gym every day.

But no. I've been trying to start small, and I cannot get past this one stage. My new years resolution is, yet again, to floss everyday. The compliment I hear most from people is that my teeth are gorgeous. All from flossing maybe 50 times in my lifetime.

But this year I am determined. I have bought a lot of floss, and have even stashed some in my purses, so I will have no excuse.

And I think especially need to take care of my teeth at this time of year. Do you know how many sweet treats I have indulged in this holiday season?

Actually, don't guess. I think I would prefer not to know. I will try to remain ignorant as I drink this hot chocolate jam-packed with chocolate and sugar that I will forget what I was thinking about in the first place.

Makes 1 drink
What you'll need:

-1 1/2 cups milk
-2 tablespoons sugar
-3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
-1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
+whipped cream


    1.   In a saucepan on medium heat, combine the milk and sugar. When it negins to steam, add the chopped chocolate and stir until the chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and mix in the peppermint extract.
    2.   When the drink is to your desired temperature, remove from heat and pour into a mug. Top with whipped cream.

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  1. A cup of your hot choc would be nice on a cool cloudy morning like today. Happy New Year and hope your resolutions will be achieved this 2013, Cathleen. Cheers!

  2. LOL. I always tell myself to floss everyday, but for some reason, I always forget to. I do carry floss around with me though, because you may never now when you`ll need it...

    And chocolate!

  3. Great minty twist to hot chocolate!

  4. Looks perfect for a cold rainy day like today. Wishing you and your family a very happy new year!

  5. I love homemade hot chocolate - it's such a wonderful treat! I make it each year when my husband and I go out to look at all the Christmas lights in our neighborhood a few days before Christmas. Peppermint is my favorite way to change it up! Yum!

  6. Yummy! Love anything peppermint and chocolate, such a delicious combo !

  7. I like those little floss sticks (they're called Plackers i think) - I used to have to force myself to floss now I floss twice a day religiously :) Beautiful hot chocolate, I love the mint! I might even make it 'adult' and add peppermint liquor! Happy new year.

  8. Yummy drink and a perfect toast to the new year. Wishing you a wonderful 2013 and many good things to come(resolution or no resolution)!

  9. Cathleen , flossing ?! Thanks for reminding me ! lol Anyway , that hot and yummy choco concoction looks really great right now since it's a tad cold in our side of the world :D

    Happy New Year to you and your family !!! Don't forget to floss every night ;D

  10. I...actually never floss. I just hate it so much. :P

    This peppermint hot chocolate looks delicious!

  11. ummm... yeah... thanks for the flossing reminder! i only remember to do it a couple of weeks before a dental cleaning appointment. your hot choco drink looks delicious! alright, i am off to floss now... LOL! happy new year cathleen!

  12. Happy New YeAr Cathleen:)
    That is a lovely minty chocolate drink!
    Wish you all the best in a whole new year!

  13. Well I think new year resolutions are made to be broken :) things that you really want to change you can change anytime :)

    Wish you a Very Happy New Year! :)


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