Candy Cane Affogato

What’s your Christmas party style? Are you the games and appetizers kind of hostess, preferring a casual hangout with friends? Or do you go for a more formal affair, a complete dinner with a fancy spread type? My (Rebecca’s) personal favorites are caroling parties, traipsing around the neighborhood with all of your friends and singing to the neighbors until their ears hurt and your toes and nose are frozen. Hoop skirts, bonnets, and top hats are optional, of course.

But let’s be real—no matter how you host, it can be a lot of work! And while feeding people is pretty much my love language, I also want to be able to spend time with my friends and family and actually create memories beyond the kitchen!  That’s why easy but still impressive options are my MO, and these candy cane affogatos definitely deliver. How often do you find a dessert that takes five minutes, Martha Stewart would approve of, and your guests will love? It’s a win-win on every count!

If you prep the hot chocolate ahead of time, all you have to do is reheat it and scoop ice cream to serve a dessert that’s practically bursting with Christmas cheer and has so many options! You can serve them in fancy glasses, or a clear plastic party cup.  If white hot chocolate isn’t your jam, just add the peppermint to regular cocoa and skip the red coloring—you could even offer both options! Of course, you want to add the hot chocolate just before serving or you’ll have melted ice cream. Instead, these want to be eaten just as the steamy, pink goodness begins to soften the ice cream into little creamy white drips around the edges, with the unique hot/cold contrast that is the hallmark of a good affogato.

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So no matter what your party style is, these candy cane affogato are the perfect dessert for ending an elegant meal, a relaxed hangout with friends, or thawing out noses and voices.

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Candy Cane Affogato

    • Serves 4

    Ingredients

    • 1 quart Vanilla Ice Cream
    • 16 ounces White Hot Chocolate
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Peppermint Extract, to taste
    • 3 dashes Red Food Coloring
    • 4 Candy Canes
    • 3 drops Red Food Coloring

    Instructions

    • Prepare the white hot chocolate.
    • Add 2 drops of red food coloring.
    • Flavor with peppermint extract to taste.
    • Set our 4 clear glasses and place 2 small scoops of vanilla ice cream in each.
    • Pour about half a cup of the peppermint hot chocolate over each.
    • Garnish with a candy cane, and serve immediately.

    Rebecca of Good Things Baking Co

    rebecca of good things baking co for sugar & cloth

    By day she’s a crime-fighting, baby wrangling super mom, and by night (and nap-times) she uses her experience cooking for 9 siblings and passion for cookbooks to create the beautiful recipes and photos behind Good Things Baking Co.

    Read more from Rebecca of Good Things Baking Co

    Candy Cane Affogato

    What’s your Christmas party style? Are you the games and appetizers kind of hostess, preferring a casual hangout with friends? Or do you go for a more formal affair, a complete dinner with a fancy spread type? My (Rebecca’s) personal favorites are caroling parties, traipsing around the neighborhood with all of your friends and singing to the neighbors until their ears hurt and your toes and nose are frozen. Hoop skirts, bonnets, and top hats are optional, of course.

    But let’s be real—no matter how you host, it can be a lot of work! And while feeding people is pretty much my love language, I also want to be able to spend time with my friends and family and actually create memories beyond the kitchen!  That’s why easy but still impressive options are my MO, and these candy cane affogatos definitely deliver. How often do you find a dessert that takes five minutes, Martha Stewart would approve of, and your guests will love? It’s a win-win on every count!

    If you prep the hot chocolate ahead of time, all you have to do is reheat it and scoop ice cream to serve a dessert that’s practically bursting with Christmas cheer and has so many options! You can serve them in fancy glasses, or a clear plastic party cup.  If white hot chocolate isn’t your jam, just add the peppermint to regular cocoa and skip the red coloring—you could even offer both options! Of course, you want to add the hot chocolate just before serving or you’ll have melted ice cream. Instead, these want to be eaten just as the steamy, pink goodness begins to soften the ice cream into little creamy white drips around the edges, with the unique hot/cold contrast that is the hallmark of a good affogato.

    MY LATEST VIDEOS

    So no matter what your party style is, these candy cane affogato are the perfect dessert for ending an elegant meal, a relaxed hangout with friends, or thawing out noses and voices.

    MY LATEST VIDEOS

    Candy Cane Affogato recipe by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #recipes #christmas #holiday #entertaining #idea best Candy Cane Affogato recipe by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #recipes #christmas #holiday #entertaining #idea holiday Candy Cane Affogato recipe by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #recipes #christmas #holiday #entertaining #idea christmas Candy Cane Affogato recipe by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #recipes #christmas #holiday #entertaining #idea favorite Candy Cane Affogato recipe by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #recipes #christmas #holiday #entertaining #idea festive Candy Cane Affogato recipe by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #recipes #christmas #holiday #entertaining #idea delicious Candy Cane Affogato recipe by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #recipes #christmas #holiday #entertaining #idea winter Candy Cane Affogato recipe by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #recipes #christmas #holiday #entertaining #idea

    Candy Cane Affogato

      • Serves 4

      Ingredients

      • 1 quart Vanilla Ice Cream
      • 16 ounces White Hot Chocolate
      • 1 1/2 teaspoons Peppermint Extract, to taste
      • 3 dashes Red Food Coloring
      • 4 Candy Canes
      • 3 drops Red Food Coloring

      Instructions

      • Prepare the white hot chocolate.
      • Add 2 drops of red food coloring.
      • Flavor with peppermint extract to taste.
      • Set our 4 clear glasses and place 2 small scoops of vanilla ice cream in each.
      • Pour about half a cup of the peppermint hot chocolate over each.
      • Garnish with a candy cane, and serve immediately.

      Rebecca of Good Things Baking Co

      rebecca of good things baking co for sugar & cloth

      By day she’s a crime-fighting, baby wrangling super mom, and by night (and nap-times) she uses her experience cooking for 9 siblings and passion for cookbooks to create the beautiful recipes and photos behind Good Things Baking Co.

      Read more from Rebecca of Good Things Baking Co

      Comments

      • Esti Licht

        12.11.18

        Hi do sell your products wholesale I have a store in New york.

      • This looks so festive! We are very casual holiday party people. This would be a bit hit at our family Christmas gathering and it looks so easy to make!

      • Kate Kreates

        12.12.18

        Wow, I’m loving this… it looks amazing! I’m definitely going to give it a try at Christmas!

      • Neely Moldovan

        12.12.18

        This would be so fun to make for a girls night! I am going to bookmark this!

      • Ann F. Snook-Moreau

        12.12.18

        Well if that isn’t the most Instagrammable drink ever! This sounds so delicious and festive . . . I love peppermint for the holidays!

      • Stephanie

        12.12.18

        Oh man, I’ve never tried ice cream with my hot chocolate, but this sounds amazing! I am a games and appetizers type of host. I have friends coming over this weekend, we may have to try this.

      • Joshua

        12.12.18

        This candy cane affogato sounds delicious. Hot chocolate and ice cream, doesnt get any better than that!

      • I’ve hosted a gingerbread party and a hot chocolate party and they both were so much fun! I definitely want to make this and see if I could add it to my list.

      • Tonya Morris

        12.13.18

        Wow this looks incredible! I can’t wait to make these. Loving the presentation as well!

      • Elizabeth O

        12.13.18

        That is quite the pink dessert in a cup. it looks so delicious… I must try it.

      • So festive and beautiful! I’ve never seen hot chocolate like this but I bet it’s yummy!

      • Kim

        12.14.18

        Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious! I need to try this one :)

      • Patranila

        12.14.18

        I’m way more casual for Christmas, perhaps too casual. These look so festive!

      • Deanna

        12.17.18

        THis drink looks so pretty!! It so perfect this time of year!

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