December 10, 2012

Jingle Bell Rock Blog Hop

Welcome to day three of the Jingle Bell Rock Blog Hop!  I hope you are loving this series as much as we are!  We have four more fun link ups in store and today is one of my favorites because I get to share a tried and true holiday idea.

Today we are talking about Christmas Yummies {aka food and drink}. Well in true L.A.I.D. fashion I'd rather share with you a delicious drink recipe.  If that doesn't count as a Christmas Yummy, I don't know what does.  

This recipe and I go WAY back.  I was still living with my parents the first time I made it and it comes from Food Network's very own Sandra Lee {of Semi Homemade Cooking}. So that means the recipe is very easy.  I watched her holiday special and immediately knew that I wanted to make this for my family as a top off to our wonderful Christmas.

It's called White Hot Chocolate and one cup will be enough, I promise.  I'm not usually a white chocolate lover but I am obsessed with this drink!  It's pretty thick and very fattening filling {thanks to the heavy cream} but it makes such a nice after dinner drink.  I promise it'll be a hit and it can be served "virgin" too, for the pregnants and underagers.

White Hot Chocolate


  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 cups half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Vanilla whipped topping, for garnish
  • Candy cane, crushed or whole, for garnish
  • Peppermint liqueur, optional
  • White chocolate liqueur, optional


In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine white chocolate chips and heavy cream. Stir continuously until white chocolate chips have completely melted. Stir in the half-and-half, vanilla extract and peppermint extract. Stir occasionally until heated through.
Pour into mugs and top with a dollop of vanilla whipped topping and a candy cane.
Cook's Note: For a tasty adult drink, add desired amounts of peppermint and white chocolate liqueurs.

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  1. OMG! That drink sounds AMAZING! I wonder how it would taste with that Whipped Cream vodka...?

  2. i like any of pretty paper parties designs with christmas lights on them- so cute!!

  3. the infantino products make me want to have a baby even more than i already do! love the baby bugs :)

  4. if i'm honest or realistic i would say that i should probs get towels or pillowcases from tres bien boutique because lbk (little baby knopf) isn't a reality in any way yet. but it would also depend on when lbk makes their appearance because dam those holiday onsies & t's are cute!!

  5. I love the chevron chalkboard christmas cards! I wish I hadn't already ordered mine!

  6. The Infantino Stretch for umbrella strollers is ingenious! I am definitely buying one!

  7. The 4th of July is a huge deal in my little town so I'd have to get the personalized Patriotic Stars shirt for my daughter from Tres Bien Boutique. So cute!

  8. I love the red and white Merry Christmas, chevron cards the best-

  9. My favorite new Infantino product is Violet the Happy Activity Pal

  10. My favorite shirt is the Poodle, but all of them are really, very cute!Precious shop!
    Trinity @ Ramsay Grace

  11. I made the following wishlist:
    Trinity @RamsayGrace