Two Ingredient Peppermint Hot Chocolate

I'm sorry...can someone please tell me how it is almost Christmas??

In one of my recent Instagram posts I talked about how crazy this holiday season has been for me. I moved house the week before Thanksgiving, and have been unpacking and adjusting to a new space ever since. I feel like my holiday recipes have all been pushed aside, and I seriously miss being in the kitchen.

I couldn't let Thanksgiving week come and go without baking something, so I settled on making a traditional pumpkin pie, of the most difficult French pastry recipes there is.

You know, because it's me.

If you've watched The Great British Bake Off, you've probably heard of kougin amann. They're delicious little croissant like pastries with a caramelized sugar coating. We had them when we were in San Francisco over the summer, and I've been wanting to recreate them since.

Now, was it wise of me to begin this recipe at 6pm when the recipe calls for laminated dough? Probably not. Should I have listened when recipe said it would take all day to make? Yes, but I didn't.

Instead, I stayed up until 1:00am and ended with pastries that were passable for kougin amann. They were good, but definitely not quick and easy.

Not like this Two-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Chocolate.

This is not your average hot chocolate. It doesn't come from a powder, and there aren't a ton of ingredients. It's super rich, decadent, and delicious.

Did I mention it's easy, and only has two ingredients? My secret: peppermint ice cream. It does all of the heavy lifting. Mix melted peppermint ice cream with melted semi-sweet chocolate in a saucepan until heated through. Pour into your fav mug (how cute are these snowmen mugs?!), and serve while hot.

This recipe makes enough hot chocolate for two, so grab your bestie or your babe and cozy up to the Netflix fireplace. It's almost Christmas, and you deserve it. 🌟

Two-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Two-Ingredient Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Decadent and rich, this easy two-ingredient peppermint hot chocolate is the perfect go-to for a cold winter night.

  • 3 cups of peppermint ice cream
  • 8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
1. Melt chocolate and set aside. 
2. Melt peppermint ice cream over low heat until melted through. Sir in melted chocolate until completely combined. Stir continuously until mixture is hot. 
3. Serve in mugs while hot.

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Yield: 2 servings

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