2/3 cup chilled whipping cream
8 hard red-and-white-striped peppermint candies, coarsely crushed
3 1/2 cups milk
8 ounces good-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt or Baker's), chopped
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Additional coarsely crushed peppermint candies
1. Beat cream and 8 crushed candies in medium bowl until stiff peaks form. Cover and refrigerate whipped cream.
2. Bring milk to simmer in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add white chocolate; whisk until melted and smooth. Bring to simmer, whisking constantly. Mix in peppermint extract. Ladle into 4 mugs. Top with dollops of whipped cream. Sprinkle with additional coarsely crushed candies and serve.