Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate 

1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream, divided

1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons sugar

2 cups whole milk 

4 ounces bittersweet (preferably 60% cocoa) chocolate, coarsely chopped

1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract 

4 small candy canes (for garnish)   

For the whipped cream: 

In a chilled bowl, beat 1/2 cup cream and 1 teaspoon sugar in bowl until soft peaks form. Cover; chill. 

For the hot chocolate: 

Whisk 1/2 cup cream, 2 tablespoons sugar, and milk in medium saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to boil. Remove from heat. Add chocolate; whisk until smooth. Whisk in extract. Divide chocolate among mugs. Top with cream and garnish with candy canes. ENJOY!!!!! 

Source: Bon Appetit 

Mary Beth