It’s supposed to rain later this week. I’m preparing. Flannel pyjamas have been washed, blankets have been located, the fireplace has been inspected and hot chocolate will be made. I’m a wimp, I know.
If you love mint and dark chocolate then you will love this hot chocolate and all ingredients are available at Smart & Final.
Note: This recipe makes approximately 3 mugs of hot chocolate (depending on mug size)
- 1 1/2 cup First Street Half & Half
- 1/2 cup First Street 2% Reduced Fat Milk
- 1 sachet Nestle Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix
- 1 tbs Ambiance Vanilla Hot Beverage Sprinkles
- 6 Cool Mint Oreo’s (crushed) + 2 more in a separate bowl
- 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 6 First Street Marshmallows (regular size, not mini)
Beat the heavy whipping cream with an electric beater until stiff peaks form.
Place the marshmallows into a microwave safe bowl and cook for 15 seconds. Mix them with a spoon until they are melted and smooth. Pour the marshmallow into the cream and give it a quick mix on low speed. Set aside.
Heat the half & half and milk in a saucepan, add the dark chocolate cocoa, 6 crushed Oreo’s and vanilla. Continue stirring until hot and well combined. If there are still a few chunks of crushed Oreo’s, use an immersion blender, just give it a couple of quick pulses.
Pour the hot chocolate into mugs, top with the marshmallow cream and then the extra crushed Oreo’s.
I added fun shamrock wooden stirrers to make these a little more festive for St. Patrick’s Day.
All you need are wooden stirrers, a picture of a shamrock and hot glue. I cut a couple of shamrock’s out of one of the many St. Patrick’s Day coasters I have left over from previous celebrations.
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