The Best Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

The Best Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Picture it! (I sooo said that in my best Sophia from Golden Girls voice) It’s icy cold outside, and slightly misty. The day is fading to dusk, and all you can think about is making a steamy mug of rich hot cocoa to warm your body and soothe your soul!

Best Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Hot Cocoa is always my go-to winter treat, but around the holidays, I like to make an extra special cup of minty sweet Peppermint Hot Chocolate! One of my family’s traditions at holiday time is to sit around in pajamas, enjoying the fire, and our mint cocoa! I’m sharing my favorite two best peppermint hot chocolate recipes below: one easy, and one that takes a little more work, but is totally worth it! Leave me a comment and let me know if you try it!

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Easy Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Make this delicious holiday treat for your friends and loved ones, with less work! Serve with a peppermint stick. 

Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 280 kcal
Author: TheSuburbanSocialite
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 quart Milk
  • 1/2 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips (3 oz)
  • 7 Peppermint Sticks; 3 crushed, 4 left whole
  • pinch Salt
Instructions
  1. Place cocoa in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk until cocoa has dissolved. 

  2. Add chocolate chips and crushed peppermint; simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally until chocolate and peppermint have melted. 

  3. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Add salt. Ladle into mugs; serve each with peppermint sticks. 

 

The Best Peppermint Hot Chocolate
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The Best Peppermint Hot Cocoa Ever!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

The best holiday hot chocolate ever! Makes 4 servings. If serving 4, make a 2nd batch! You'll want another cup!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 280 kcal
Author: TheSuburbanSocialite
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Chilled Heavy Whipping Cream, Divded
  • 2 tbsp Granulated Sugar + 1 tsp Granulated Sugar
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • 4 oz Bittersweet (preferably 60% cocoa) chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 4 Small Candy Canes (For Garnish)
Instructions
  1. Beat 12 cup cream and 1 tsp sugar in bowl until soft peaks form. Cover; chill. 

  2. Whisk 1/2 cup cream, 2 TBSP sugar, and milk in medium saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to boil. Remove from heat. 

  3. Add chocolate; whisk until smooth. Whisk in extract. 

  4. Divide chocolate among mugs. Top with cream and garnish with candy canes!

Best peppermint hot chocolate
Sipping Peppermint Hot Cocoa with the fabulous Madison McCluney!
www.instagram.com/madisonmccluney

 

What are some of your favorite holiday recipes or traditions? I would love to read about them! Leave me a comment below or link your own blog posts below. And be sure to let me know how your best peppermint hot chocolate turned out! 😘

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32 thoughts on “The Best Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

  1. I love hot chocolate for the season! I can sip it after 5’oclock and still be able to make it to bed at a decent time. I love coffee but it keeps me awake 😳 I’ll have to bring these up with my aunt, anything peppermint and she’s all over it.

  2. Both of these recipes are so fabulous! Tomorrow evening I’ll be making Recipe #2. I absolutely love hot cocoa AND I’m crazy about peppermint. Happy holidays to you and your family!

  3. Peppermint Hot Chocolate is always a hit in my house. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some for the holidays. It will be a delicious way to warm up after being outside.

  4. It’s getting cold here in California and I’m always looking for different hot drinks. Peppermint hot chocolate is one of my favs – about time I stop going to Starbucks and make it at home to save money.

  5. I love peppermint flavore and trust me a peppermint hot cocoa is a win win… That looks yum πŸ˜‹ and I wish I could sip it right away πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸ»

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