Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Better than Tim Hortons...

M and B love Timmie's Peppermint Hot Chocolate, but at $2.00 for a medium, we've found a perfect alternative. And it uses up the pounds and pounds of candy canes they get from the Santa Claus parade!

For the Hot Chocolate:

Mix up your favorite instant hot chocolate and add a tiny dribble of pepperment extract.

For the Pink Whipped Cream:

In a blender or food processor, pulverize some candy canes. Red and White ones work best for a pink topping, the green, red and white ones give a muddy sort of color to the whipped cream. Once you have a pink powder, use 3 tbsp to 1 cup of whipping cream and whip it up.

To put it all together:

Top the mug of hot chocolate with the pink whipped cream and sprinkle with additional crushed candy canes.

Yum! (and if you get everything on sale, about $0.30 per mug!)

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