If you're anything like me, you're currently looking at the countless peppermint candy canes laying around wondering what you're going to to with all of them now that the holidays are over. It seems like such a waste to just toss them, but seriously, who actually eats peppermint candy canes?!
Maybe I'm in the minority here, but even so I can tell you that this recipe below will have you searching your local stores for those 90% off leftover candy canes in the picked over Christmas sections. There are substitutions, of course, if you don't have any candy canes laying around your house, or can't get your hands on candy canes anymore. Those red and white peppermint starlight mints would do the trick, or if you just don't want to deal with making your own ice cream you can always buy peppermint ice cream. For us, there's just something fun about stirring the crushed candy canes into the vanilla ice cream. It gets that perfect minty flavor all while maintaining the staple vanilla we all love. It also allows Adelyn to get in on the fun!
Kids can essentially help make this entire thing from start to finish...with help and supervision of course! Adelyn loves adding ingredients, and let's be honest, nothing beats homemade hot cocoa.
If you haven't tried it before, homemade hot cocoa insanely easy to make with just a few simple ingredients: unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, milk, vanilla & a tiny sprinkling of salt (just trust me on that!). The secret is all in the ingredients. Serve it after an afternoon playing in the snow, in pajamas while watching a movie or brew it & keep it warm in a crock pot for a party. Our new favorite way to serve it is over the peppermint candy cane ice cream (call it a float of sorts).
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