Christmas is such a special date. It’s all about get-togethers with friends and family for a good meal and a few rounds of deliciously heart-warming drinks. And although Christmas dinner is the main event, Christmas morning is, in a way, even more special — there’s magic in the air!
Now, what to drink on Christmas morning? The recipe below makes the most beautiful seasonal drink, and it’s designed to pair great with the Christmas morning vibe.
This coffee drink calls for a shot of freshly brewed espresso, so, in case someone just gifted you a coffee maker, use it! You’ll also need milk, and any milk alternative will work equally well. Make sure it’s creamy, though, and not too thin.
All the flavor comes from cacao powder, cinnamon powder, sugar and white chocolate chips. The trick here is mixing all these ingredients in the milk and warming it either in a saucepan or microwave to melt that silky white chocolate. The resulting milk is delicious on its own, and it’s a great drink to make for the kids. For the grown-ups, we’re adding espresso to give the drink a caffeine boost.
The garnish matters in this one more than in any other drink. You want it festive, so top each coffee cup or mug with a hefty layer of whipped cream and top it with crushed peppermint candies. That’s right.
You can also top it with a few extra white chocolate chips. We’re going for an all-white decor for this one, though, so skip the chocolate sauce or any other topping that would disrupt the overall ‘snowy’ look.
Here’s what you’ll do. Sip the coffee through the whipped cream without stirring to appreciate the creaminess of the drink thoroughly. You naturally sip on a few crunchy peppermint bites as well, in an explosion of Christmas flavors.
Let’s make ourselves this holiday special and, why not? Let’s add it to our list of Christmas morning traditions.
Combine the milk with cacao powder, cinnamon, sugar and white chocolate chips.
Warm in the microwave until steamy. Stir to dissolve completely.
Brew the espresso, pour it in a cup and top it with the milk mixture.
Garnish with whipped cream and top with crushed peppermints.