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!
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!
Make this delicious holiday treat for your friends and loved ones, with less work! Serve with a peppermint stick.
- 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
Place cocoa in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk until cocoa has dissolved.
Add chocolate chips and crushed peppermint; simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally until chocolate and peppermint have melted.
Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Add salt. Ladle into mugs; serve each with peppermint sticks.
The best holiday hot chocolate ever! Makes 4 servings. If serving 4, make a 2nd batch! You'll want another cup!
- 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)
Beat 12 cup cream and 1 tsp sugar in bowl until soft peaks form. Cover; chill.
Whisk 1/2 cup cream, 2 TBSP sugar, and milk in medium saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to boil. Remove from heat.
Add chocolate; whisk until smooth. Whisk in extract.
Divide chocolate among mugs. Top with cream and garnish with candy canes!
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 peppermint hot chocolate turned out! ?
See ya next time!
December 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm
This looks really good and right on time for this season, love it.
December 21, 2017 at 3:01 pm
Thats a simple recipe and seems great in taste. I will give it a shot, I think my LO will love it.
December 21, 2017 at 3:17 pm
Wow, this looks so delicious! I need to try.
December 21, 2017 at 4:05 pm
Hot cocoa in a sauce pan really is the best!
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December 21, 2017 at 5:32 pm
i can easily imagine having this over the cold winter weather! making me feel all so cozy now!
December 21, 2017 at 6:03 pm
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December 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm
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.
December 21, 2017 at 8:32 pm
Mhmmm hot coco is already good by itself but what better way to feel the holiday spirit with peppermint hot coco!!! Must try for sure!
December 21, 2017 at 9:45 pm
Yum, this looks like a fabulous hot chocolate! I love peppermint as well, so I’ll be making this soon!
December 21, 2017 at 10:04 pm
Hot chicolate always reminds me of the holidays. So going to try this.
December 21, 2017 at 10:51 pm
Both these recipes look and sound so good! I’m definitely going to have to try them out!!
December 22, 2017 at 12:31 am
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!
December 22, 2017 at 1:30 am
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.
December 22, 2017 at 2:14 am
Oh I love me some hot coco and peppermint so this looks so good. I’m going to have to make this tomorrow with the weather getting a bit colder here
December 22, 2017 at 2:56 am
Oh wow.i really like chocolates. I think I should try for my daughter. She just need new things.
December 22, 2017 at 6:43 am
oh em gee girl this is so dreamy! I am having serious envy just now! loving this!
December 22, 2017 at 11:03 am
Peppermint Hot Chocolate looks so good! This is perfect for holiday!
December 22, 2017 at 11:09 am
It’s getting cold here and it is just perfect to have some hot chocolate. It looks so delicious!
December 22, 2017 at 1:40 pm
I HAVE to try! Peppermint hot chocolate is my favorite!
December 22, 2017 at 3:31 pm
Oh my goodness I bet this tastes amazing, it has been forever since I had a peppermint hot chocolate I really fancy one right now lol.
December 22, 2017 at 4:36 pm
Hot cocoa sounds good right now. Great Blog❄️☃️
December 22, 2017 at 5:24 pm
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.
December 22, 2017 at 8:26 pm
I want to go make a cup of cocoa now. This is such a great Xmas morning treat
December 23, 2017 at 11:39 am
I love the sound of peppermint and hot chocolate! This is the perfect drink for the holidays!
December 23, 2017 at 2:43 pm
I am going to go make this right now!! YUM!
December 23, 2017 at 8:37 pm
This looks so delicious! NEED to try this.
December 24, 2017 at 1:47 am
Peppermint hot cocoa is a great idea. My son is a hot chocolate lover. Next time, I will surprise him with peppermint flavored hot chocolate.
December 24, 2017 at 3:20 am
That peppermint hot chocolate sounds really mouthwatering! Its gonna be perfect with a cold weather and a good book for “Me time”.
December 26, 2017 at 6:23 pm
That looks really good! I’m craving for one right now!
Belle | One Awesome Momma
December 27, 2017 at 12:07 am
Hot chocolate is a favorite. Adding peppermint to hot chocolate would then take this drink off the charts
December 29, 2017 at 7:45 pm
I love peppermint flavore and trust me a peppermint hot cocoa is a win win… That looks yum ? and I wish I could sip it right away ???
December 29, 2017 at 11:45 pm
omg, this is perfect. my favorite flavors all bunched uo in one!