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It’s not an innocent cup of hot chocolate. Photo courtesy Baileys.
It’s National Hot Chocolate Day, or National Cocoa Day if you prefer (the difference between cocoa and hot chocolate). Today we’re making this adults-only version.
The recipe comes to us from Baileys Irish Cream, using the company’s Original Irish Cream with a hint of Mint Chocolate.
If you only have regular Irish Cream, add a bit of peppermint extract.
If you have no irish creme at all, you can use 1/2 ounce of crème de cacao and 1/4 ounces of crème de menthe.
RECIPE: BAILEY’S PEPPERMINT CREAM HOT CHOCOLATE
Ingredients Per Serving
2 ounces Baileys Original Irish Cream with a hint of Mint Chocolate
4 ounces hot chocolate
Fresh whipped cream
Garnish: crushed candy cane and mint leaf
1. CRUSH the candy cane with the back of a spoon. Set aside.
2. POUR the hot chocolate and Baileys Original Irish Cream into a coffee mug. Stir to combine.
3. TOP with a dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle the crushed candy cane on top and garnish with the mint leaf.
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