The Best Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

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!

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
  • 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
  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 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
  • 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)
  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!


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!

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  1. This looks really good and right on time for this season, love it.

  2. Thats a simple recipe and seems great in taste. I will give it a shot, I think my LO will love it.

  3. Wow, this looks so delicious! I need to try.


  4. Hot cocoa in a sauce pan really is the best!

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  5. i can easily imagine having this over the cold winter weather! making me feel all so cozy now!

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  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. Yum, this looks like a fabulous hot chocolate! I love peppermint as well, so I’ll be making this soon!

  10. Hot chicolate always reminds me of the holidays. So going to try this.

  11. Both these recipes look and sound so good! I’m definitely going to have to try them out!!

    xo Kayla

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. Oh wow.i really like chocolates. I think I should try for my daughter. She just need new things.

  16. Corinne and Kirsty

    oh em gee girl this is so dreamy! I am having serious envy just now! loving this!

  17. Peppermint Hot Chocolate looks so good! This is perfect for holiday!

  18. It’s getting cold here and it is just perfect to have some hot chocolate. It looks so delicious!

  19. I HAVE to try! Peppermint hot chocolate is my favorite!


  20. 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.

  21. Hot cocoa sounds good right now. Great Blog❄️☃️

  22. 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.

  23. I want to go make a cup of cocoa now. This is such a great Xmas morning treat

  24. brandidcrawfordgmailcom

    I love the sound of peppermint and hot chocolate! This is the perfect drink for the holidays!

  25. I am going to go make this right now!! YUM!


  26. 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.

  27. That peppermint hot chocolate sounds really mouthwatering! Its gonna be perfect with a cold weather and a good book for “Me time”.

  28. That looks really good! I’m craving for one right now!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  29. Hot chocolate is a favorite. Adding peppermint to hot chocolate would then take this drink off the charts

  30. 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 ???

  31. omg, this is perfect. my favorite flavors all bunched uo in one!

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