Recipe: Candy Cane Hot Chocolate

I am a bit of a Christmas fiend, the second December 1st rolls over and I am in full festive mode – decorations, songs, movies and Christmas cookie baking. I mean, why not have a bit of fun with it!

A few years ago I was watching Love Actually staring at the candy canes. Not because I was overly keen on breaking my teeth on one of them, but because I had just had a great idea – it was a Christmas Miracle.

Five minutes later and I was sweltering, but stoked, as I sipped my candy cane hot chocolate.



  • Milk Chocolate Bar (Or hot chocolate powder if you can’t be bothered)
  • Candy Cane
  • Milk
  • Whipped cream in a can (or whip it yourself, again, depends how dedicated you are)
  • Baileys…Hey it’s Christmas!


  1. Heat some milk on the stove on a low heat.
  2. Break your candy can in half. Crush up the straight part and leave the curved bit for decoration. Add it to the milk.
  3. Add your chocolate.
  4. Pour into your mug (Christmas themed mug is optional).
  5. Top with cream, grated chocolate/powder, the curved half of your candy cane.