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Candy Cane Hot Chocolate
* 1 qt. O Organics™ Whole Milk
* 1 qt. O Organics™ Low-Fat Milk
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 8 oz. O Organics™ Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
* 4 oz. red-and-white striped peppermint candies
* 1 cup Lucerne® Whipping Cream
* Peppermint schnapps or peppermint extract
* 8 candy canes, each at least 4 in. tall
In a 5- to 6-qt. heavy pan over medium heat, combine whole milk, low-fat milk, and 1/2 cup sugar. Whisk often, just until milk is steaming, about 10 minutes; do not boil. Reduce heat to low and add chocolate chips. Whisk constantly until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth; keep warm.
While milk heats, place the 4 oz. of peppermint candies in a food processor and whirl just until coarsely crushed. (Or place candies in a heavy zip-lock plastic bag and pound with a mallet or rolling pin until coarsely crushed.) Set aside.
Pour whipping cream into a medium-mixing bowl. Beat on high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. With a spatula, gently fold crushed peppermint candy into whipped cream.
To serve, divide hot chocolate among mugs. If desired, add peppermint schnapps or extract to each mug to taste. Top each with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with a candy cane.