Have I mentioned how much I hate the snow? Sure it's pretty and it looks like a winter wonderland out there but I don't like to drive in the snow and I hate to shovel the snow. I used to just hate shoveling a little bit but now that I have some should problems shoveling is both tiring and painful.
Last week we had several snowstorms. That meant a lot of shoveling. To encourage Frank and I to get out there and shovel and we would reward ourselves when we came back in. One day we had pizza when we got back in, another day we had Arby's. The next day I made these spiked white chocolate peppermint steamers.
Are you wondering what a steamer is? A steamer is simply a drink made with steamed (or heated) milk. In this version I used Godiva white chocolate liqueur, peppermint schnapps, and homemade whipped cream to jazz it up. This may be my favorite hot drink of all time. The milk is velvety smooth with a little sweetness from the white chocolate liqueur and just a hint of refreshing peppermint. The whipped cream was just lightly sweetened as well which worked perfectly on top of the steamed milk.
This drink warmed us up after coming in from the freezing snow. I think one of the reasons I really enjoyed it is because it's not sickeningly sweet like some of the espresso drinks I get at coffee shops. I also might have enjoyed it because of the white chocolate liqueur and peppermint schnapps. Either way it's a wonderful cold weather beverage.
Spiked White Chocolate Peppermint Steamer (a Hezzi-D original)
1 oz. Godiva white chocolate liqueur
½ oz. peppermint schnapps
8 oz. steamed milk
⅓ c. homemade whipped cream (using ¼ c. heavy whipping cream and 1 tablespoon sugar)
1 candy cane, crushed
½ oz. white chocolate, shaved
1. Prepare the homemade whipped cream using a hand mixer. Set aside.
2. Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to steam. Do not let it boil.
3. Pour the Godiva liqueur and peppermint schnapps into a coffee mug. Pour the steamed milk over top of it.
4. Spoon the whipped cream on top and garnish with crushed candy cane and shaved white chocolate.