We have been having some crazy weather for the end of the Fall season! Within the past week and a half we have had an unexpected snow storm and several smaller snow showers — I almost feel as though I’m pretty much over Winter already, and it isn’t even officially here until Saturday.
I will say that the first unexpected snow storm did get me fairly excited though. I always enjoy the first snow of the season and it’s one of Kia’s favorite elements to be outside playing in (I took her out that morning as soon as there were a few inches of snow on the ground). We were outside until my feet and hands were essentially numb, so when we got back inside I knew immediately I wanted to have some hot chocolate. For something a little more special, I ended up making peppermint spiked hot chocolate.
Hot chocolate is super easy to make and I usually always have the ingredients needed on hand. I had recently made homemade marshmallows which made me even more excited to make this hot chocolate — it was going to be delicious!
I am a huge fan of the cooling bite that peppermint brings to this hot chocolate. That perfect pairing combined with the gooey homemade marshmallows made the most special cup of hot chocolate I have had in a long while!
By the end of the day, it had snowed 8 inches in the city and there wasn’t much chance of venturing outside to go anywhere. If you happen find yourself cooped up in the house on cold and frigid day or night, you’ll have to try this peppermint spiked hot chocolate that will warm you up in one sip!