It has gotten colder here in Texas and that means it has become good hot cocoa weather! This is a simple idea if you have any leftover pepermint oil/extract and candy canes left from all of the holiday baking.
Peppermint Hot Cocoa
•1 cup milk
•1 packet of your favorite hot cocoa mix
•a drop or two of peppermint extract (a little goes a long way)
•a small candy cane, for garnish
Heat milk in microwave-safe mug for about 1 1/2 minutes or until hot. Remove from microwave and stir in packet of hot cocoa mix. Add a little drop or two of peppermint extract and blend well. Top with whipped cream and hook a little candy cane over the rim of your cup–you can stir the candy cane while you’re sipping the hot cocoa for some extra sweet, peppermint flavor!