Good evening my merry little mince pies! Welcome to Blogmas 8! With less than a week to go until the big day, I am feeling bloody delirious with excitement and just haven’t had time to stop and take everything in! How is it only 7 sleeps away!?
And as I have been so super busy over the last couple weeks, I’ve found it literally impossible to get a post up every day for Blogmas (which I am absolutely gutted about)! I had a feeling that could be the case when I first got a head start back in November (nice try Court) but I just haven’t been able to keep up! How do people do it!? It’s virtually impossible to create and post content every day whilst working a full-time job, I wish there were more hours in the day!
So anyway, I’ve decided (in order to make things slightly more realistic and achievable), to put a spin on Blogmas and instead of posting right up until Xmas Eve, I’m going to carry on for another 5 posts to reach 12 Days Of Christmas! So that basically means, creating 5 posts to cram into this one week (bearing in mind it’s Wednesday tomorrow- I’m again pushing it slightly) but hey-ho, let’s do this thang!
Right! So I thought it’d be fabulous to do a short but sweet lil’ guide on how to make a cosy, Christmassy hot chocolate- with a hint of mint! Everyone loves hot choc right? So what’s better than adding a festive twist to some for the holiday season! Below I’ve listed the super simple ingredients you will need for this yummy beverage, followed by the steps on how to create it! (in pretty much 5 minutes)! Enjoy muffins! x
- White Chocolate
- Whipped Cream
- Candy Canes
- Red And Green Ball Sprinkles
- Melt the white chocolate in a saucepan over the hob, gently stirring and ensuring it isn’t sticking to the bottom or burning. If in doubt, I always make sure to start off on a low heat, and increasing it if needed.
- Once the choc has melted to a smooth, creamy consistency, gradually add milk to the pan, stirring whilst doing so, (and you can add as much or as little as you like). Personally I like to have more milk than chocolate, just because white choc can be extremely sickly and also because adding too much choc will create more of a milkshake consistency, than hot chocolate.
3. Once you have achieved the desired consistency for your drink, make sure it is nice and hot and then pour carefully into a mug of your choice (Disney always being a good option!) 😉
4. Leave the drink to cool off slightly (I’d say a minute or two) and then get to blinkin’ town with that whipped cream! Obviously you can skip this part if you’re not a lover of cream, but personally a hot choc isn’t a hot choc without it and I love to squirt lashings of it onto mine!
5. Scatter a load of festive coloured sprinkles over the drink, to give a real Christmassy look!
6. Finish off with a candy cane hooked onto the side! This will give an extra festive feel to your hot chocolate and the candy cane will begin to slowly melt, leaving you with a creamy, minty, scrummy white chocolate drink for the Christmas season!
And that’s it! So what do you think? Will you be creating this festive beverage for the holiday period? I’d love to know!