Candy Cane Hot Cocoa

Serves: 4

This "white chocolate" blends eggnog, milk, and a dash of peppermint spice for everything nice all winter long.


  • 8 ounces good quality white chocolate
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups eggnog
  • 1½ teaspoons peppermint extract or ⅓ cup chopped peppermint candy
  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh grated nutmeg or ground cinnamon or sprinkles
  • Sprig of mint
  • Candy canes


  1. Using the coarse side of a hand grater, grate the chocolate into shreds.
  2. In a spouted medium saucepan coated with Teflon™ nonstick, mix the milk and eggnog over medium-low heat.
  3. Stir in the peppermint and white chocolate.
  4. Cook on medium-low heat—stirring frequently to prevent burning—until mixture begins to simmer.
  5. Remove from heat, pour into mugs, and top with whipped cream, nutmeg or sprinkles and serve with a candy cane stirrer.