Thursday, 4 December 2014

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Recipe

I've gone a bit candy cane crazy here lately, what with my candy cane Christmas wreath, but they just scream Christmas to me and I wanted a treat for us, so this seemed perfect.  Mint and chocolate are a winning combination always, and what could be nicer on a yuletide evening than a sweet and warming hot chocolate made with candy canes and real chocolate?  Perfect to have after a busy day's Christmas shopping or snuggled in front of the fire.  The candy canes give a mild mint flavour to the drink so even children should cope with this level of mintiness.  

Melting the candy canes into the hot chocolate will make it even sweeter than usual, so I've opted for bitter dark chocolate, although if you have a particularly sweet tooth you could use regular milk chocolate.

There's always chocolate and candy canes knocking about this house at this time of year and this is a wonderfully different way to devour them.

Ingredients (per mug - adjust accordingly to personal taste)

50g chocolate
1 small mint flavoured candy cane
200 ml milk
Whipped cream and marshmallows to serve (optional)

Break up your chocolate into small chunks (or use buttons or drops if you have them, they'll melt quicker).

Wrap your candy canes in a clean tea towel and bash with a rolling pin to smash.

Reserve the larger chunks of candy cane for decorating, and pour the powdered candy cane into a saucepan along with the chocolate and milk.

Heat gently stirring all the time.

Once all the chocolate has melted it's ready to pour into mugs.

Decorate with whipped cream, marshmallows and the reserved shards of candy cane.


  1. Oh wow! That sounds and looks delicious!

  2. Oh my goodness, that sounds GOOOOOOOOOD

  3. I love hot chocolate.
    My eldest daughter loves hot chocolate.
    We neeeeeeeeed to do this!

  4. Ooh will have to try this for the teen - she is crazy for the starbucks mint mocha at the mo!

  5. Looks and sounds yummy! I can taste it already :)

  6. Heaven heaven! *stares at glass of water with hatred*

  7. I say! lokks rather yummy and i have found some veggie marshmallows locally too

  8. That looks delicious - guess what we'll be drinking tonight ;-)

  9. oh hello.

    HELLO. That looks amazing. And I have some jam jar glasses that this would work perfectly in to greet the in laws when they arrive after their epic journey down south to spend Christmas with us. You can't beat a good hot chocolate. ANd boy does that look good

  10. So cool. We love peppermint hot chocolate so am off to try this

  11. Yummy, that looks amazing :-)

  12. This hot chocolate looks really yummy