WHITE CHOCOLATE & PEPPERMINT HOT CHOCOLATE
2/3 cup chilled whipped cream
8 hard red-and-white-striped peppermint candies, coarsely crushed
3½ cups milk
8 oz good-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt or Baker’s), chopped
½ tsp peppermint extract
additional coarsely crushed peppermint candies
1. Beat cream and 8 crushed candies in medium bowl until stiff peaks form. Cover and refrigerate whipped cream.
2. Bring milk to simmer in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add white chocolate; whisk until melted and smooth. Bring to simmer, whisking constantly. Mix in peppermint extract. Ladle into 4 mugs. Top with dollops of whipped cream. Sprinkle with additional coarsely crushed candies and serve.
Recipe Source: Bon Appetit
Read more: http://www.recipegirl.com/2008/11/18/white-chocolate-and-peppermint-hot-chocolate/#ixzz0YO0wlGyu