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I am so excited to share today’s post with you because I get to share some of our holiday traditions with you! My favorite Christmas tradition is going each year to pick out a fresh cut tree, and then bring it home to decorate with the family.
This year, Levi was really into it – and Wyatt hung two or three ornaments and then sat back and watched us finish the rest. This is my favorite tradition because we make a whole day of it. We decorate our tree, make homemade hot chocolate, and then when it’s all done we snuggle up with our warm cups of hot chocolate and enjoy a Christmas movie together.
The holidays for us are all about celebrating together, and my kids really inspire me to keep our traditions each year. I want them to grow up remembering these memories, and cherishing them.
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Like I mentioned before, one of my favorite parts of decorating our tree is drinking the homemade hot chocolate afterwards. I’ve been really into making hot chocolate this year, and I wanted to share the recipe for a delicious Peppermint White Hot Chocolate that you can make in your crock pot! Easy, right? This recipe is perfect to start at home before you go out to get your tree, it takes two hours to cook on low – plenty of time to get your tree, bring it home, and begin to decorate!
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 6 cups milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 1/2 cups of white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup of crushed candy canes
- Add all ingredients into the crockpot, mix well
- Set to low
- Set timer for two hours
- Top with whipped cream, crushed candy cane pieces, and a fun straw
This hot chocolate is so, so delicious – I can’t wait for you all to try it! I also really love that it turns out pink because of the coloring from the crushed candy canes, as a mom to two boys, I’ll take a little pink sprinkled in whenever I can! 🙂
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