Chase away winter's chill with yummy hot chocolate that tastes just like Starlight mint candies! This is a great way to use up some leftover candy you might have from Christmas. This pretty beverage would be wonderful to serve the youngsters on Valentine's Day!
*Check out the adult cocktail version below~
Starlight Mint Pink Hot Chocolate
3 C milk
20 Starlight mints, unwrapped
1 C white chocolate chips
1/2 C half-and-half
1/4 C instant fat-free dry milk powder
1 tsp. cornstarch
Corn syrup, crushed Starlight mints, peppermint OR regular miniature marshmallows OR whipped cream, candy cane sticks, maraschino cherries, miniature candy bars like Twix (or your favorite) or cookies for garnish~
In pot, combine milk, mints, chocolate chips, half-and-half, milk powder and cornstarch. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking, until mints have melted and mixture is smooth. For extra frothy, pour into blender; cover and blend. If desired, brush rims of 4 mugs with syrup; dip into crushed mints. Divide hot chocolate among mugs; top with marshmallows or other desired toppings. Serve with candy cane sticks, if you like.
Makes 4 servings
Make it a cocktail: Add 2 Tablespoons clear chocolate vodka to each serving.