December 6, 2013

White Chocolate Peppermint Eggnog

Non-peppermint lovers look away ... this White Chocolate Peppermint Eggnog is not for you!  Love the minty stuff?  Then this holiday drink is your peppermint heaven.


Candy canes are one of those age-old symbols that the Christmas season is upon us.  And who can resist those festive little red-and-white-striped beauties?  Well ... actually ... me.  I can totally resist a plain ol' candy cane.  In fact, I have absolutely zero desire to chow down on one.  But crush one up and put it in something? ... Now you're talking!  Candy canes in stuff are candy canes I can get excited about.

Though I do have a candy cane question ...
What's happened to the good ol' traditional red-and-white-striped peppermint candy cane??


I was shopping the other day and needed to grab a package of candy canes for some of my holiday baking.  Well, I had the hardest time finding a package of 'regular' candy canes!  I swear, I must have walked up and down the Christmas candy aisle three or four times, all to no avail.

Peppermint-chocolate candy canes ... check.  

Cinnamon red hot candy canes ... check.

Fruity candy canes ... check.

Life Savers 5 Flavors candy canes ... check.

Sweet Tarts candy canes ... check.

Sour Patch candy canes ... check.

Traditional red-and-white-striped peppermint candy canes ... nowhere to be seen.


After much searching, I did finally find one little display of just-your-basic plain candy cane.  Who knew it would be such a shopping challenge?

So then I went home and enjoyed some of those traditional, plain candy canes in a big mug of this White Chocolate Peppermint Eggnog.



To make this little cup of peppermint holiday heaven, simply combine some eggnog, white chocolate chips, and crushed candy canes in a saucepan and heat gently until the white chocolate and candy cane pieces melt.  That's it!  

Serve it up warm with a squirt of whipped cream and coarsely crushed candy canes on the top for a fun and festive treat.  It's a tad bit sweet, a good bit minty, and a whole lot delicious.

To finish it up, grab a {good ol' traditional} candy cane, dunk it in, and a enjoy a minty mugful!

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White Chocolate Peppermint Eggnog
Source:  Adapted from Best-Loved Holiday Recipes

Ingredients
  • 1 quart eggnog
  • 3/4 c. white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 c. crushed candy canes
  • whipped cream
  • coarsely chopped candy canes {for sprinkling on top}
Directions
  1. Combine eggnog, white chocolate chips, and crushed candy canes in a saucepan over low heat. Heat, stirring constantly, until white chocolate has melted and the mixture is heated through.
  2. Serve warm, topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with coarsely chopped candy cane pieces.

8 comments:

  1. would love to snuggle up with a cup or three of this :) Thanks for the recipe! We would love if you linked up to our Snickerdoodle Sunday @ http://2crochethooks.com/snickerdoodle-sunday-8/!

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  2. That looks super yummy! I'll have yo give it a try :)

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  3. Dear Tracey,

    I want to sincerely thank you for all the amazing recipes you share!

    Obviously the is a reason for such an early start at the kitchen (yes, age of 4 is really an early start;).

    And the reason is that you are a kitchen Fairy! :)

    Thank you a lot!

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    1. Oh, wow! Thank you so very much for your kind words, Grace. You made me smile, and touched my heart. I think I like the title 'Kitchen Fairy!' Thank you for reading The Kitchen is My Playground.

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  4. Im not an egg nog fan but I want to give this a try! Thanks for taking the time to come over and link up! Hope to see you back tomorrow! http://mommyondemand.com/

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  5. This looks like something to drink all winter long! Yum!

    Thank you for linking to last weeks Whimsey Wednesday! I have featured you today in my Winter White Desserts post. You can see it here...
    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/kitchen/dessert/winter-white-desserts/

    Happy New Year!
    Susan

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan. Popping over to check out the post!

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