Peppermint Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Whipped Cream

Ditch the package mix and make your own hot chocolate at home with this easy recipe for creamy peppermint hot chocolate and sweetened peppermint whipped cream! A perfect drink for Winter!

Homemade peppermint hot chocolate with peppermint whipped cream. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel The perfect drink for winter!

We’ve been soaking up the Christmas movies and holidays specials lately. I figure, watch them while it’s the right season because once January 1st hits, we shift gears. I’m not saying I put away decorations right away. On the contrary, it takes me a big before putting everything away. I think it’s more of a chore to take down and put away than to take out and put up, so I put that off when possible.

But movies and shows… January means Christmas is behind us and seasonal entertaining waits another eleven and months or so.

I’m a huge fan of newer movies like Elf and The Santa Clause movies, but my new love is Miracle on 24th Street. I never saw the original growing up, or if I did I don’t remember it and clearly wasn’t into it. But I love the 90s version. So many touching and sweet moments. I just love how Christmas movies make you want to believe, not just in Santa Claus but in the spirit of the holidays, giving, happiness etc etc.

Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?

Homemade peppermint hot chocolate with peppermint whipped cream. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel The perfect drink for winter!

For as long as I can remember I’ve been a fan of hot chocolate. Growing up we’d come in from shoveling the driveway or playing in the snow to have warm hot chocolate waiting for us. Creamy hot chocolate simmering away on the stove. A kids dream, especially completely covered with marshmallows! Marshmallows are pretty much a must.

I decided it was finally time to share a homemade version. A super easy, creamy and delicious hot chocolate that anyone can make! Just 5 simple ingredients and not a packet or powder mix in sight!

Ditch the package mix and make your own hot chocolate at home with this easy recipe for creamy peppermint hot chocolate and sweetened peppermint whipped cream! A perfect drink for Winter!

Homemade peppermint hot chocolate with peppermint whipped cream. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel The perfect drink for winter!

Yield: Serves 4

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Homemade peppermint hot chocolate with sweetened peppermint whipped cream. A perfect drink for Winter!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2C heavy cream
  • 1 1/2C whole milk
  • 1/4C granulated sugar
  • 6oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Whipped cream:

  • 1C heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine heavy cream, milk and sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar. When mixture begins to steam, add chocolate. Gently whisk to melt chocolate. Stir in peppermint extract.
  2. If serving with whipped cream, beat heavy cream, powdered sugar and peppermint extract together in a medium bowl until stiff peaks form. Pipe or spoon over hot chocolate.
  3. Garnish with chocolate shavings and serve with optional mini candy canes.

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34 Responses to “Peppermint Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Whipped Cream”

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    Amy+@+A+Healthy+Life+For+Me — December 15, 2014 at 7:50 am

    This would be perfect right now!

    • Rachel — December 16th, 2014 @ 7:29 am

      It definitely would! :)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — December 15, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Oh Rachel, these are the most beautiful pictures! And I have to try this. Wish I was sipping it now. Looks so much better than my black coffee.

    • Rachel — December 16th, 2014 @ 7:29 am

      Thanks so much Sally! :)

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    nicole+@+I+am+a+Honey+Bee — December 15, 2014 at 8:30 am

    i def don’t drink nearly enough hot chocolate. OMG. looks so good

    • Rachel — December 16th, 2014 @ 7:30 am

      You need to remedy that asap ;)

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    Jenn@eatcakefordinner — December 15, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Gorgeous pics!!!!

    • Rachel — December 16th, 2014 @ 7:30 am

      Thanks Jenn!

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    heather+@french+press — December 15, 2014 at 11:55 am

    this is the PERFECT get ready for Christmas movie marathon drink

    • Rachel — December 16th, 2014 @ 7:30 am

      Absolutely!! :)

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    Tori@Gringalicious.com — December 15, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Did you say peppermint whipped cream? Uh Uh! That can’t be right. That would be too good to be true! This looks and sound fabulous!

    • Rachel — December 16th, 2014 @ 7:30 am

      Thanks Tori! :)

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    Sherri hall — December 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Hi Rachel,

    This sounds and looks so good, I can almost taste it! As far as Christmas movies go, my favorite is Elf. In fact, my husband and I got our daughter’s name from it, Jovie! Thanks for the great recipe and have a wonderful holiday season!

    • Rachel — December 16th, 2014 @ 7:30 am

      Elf will surely become a classic! Such a fun movie :)

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    Jessica+@+A+Kitchen+Addiction — December 15, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    This is my kind of hot chocolate! Love the peppermint whipped cream!

    • Rachel — December 16th, 2014 @ 7:30 am

      Thanks Jessica!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — December 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    We are planning to spend the next weekend cozy at home, watching Christmas movies, munching on popcorn and sipping on hot chocolate. I love your peppermint version, especially the whipped cream! Can’t wait to make it!

    • Rachel — December 16th, 2014 @ 7:31 am

      Thanks so much Anna! Sounds like a fabulous plan!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — December 15, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    hot chocolate is one of my all-time favorite things about winter, so I’m loving this peppermint version – yum!!

    • Rachel — December 16th, 2014 @ 7:31 am

      Thanks Angelyn!! :)

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    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — December 15, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Yum! Peppermint hot chocolate is the best, I love adding in peppermint to my hot chocolate too. So much better than plain hot chocolate. Although I wouldn’t say no to a mug of that either! :)

    • Rachel — December 16th, 2014 @ 7:31 am

      It changes it just enough to make it amazing :)

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    Emily @ Life on Food — December 16, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Pinned! Hot chocolate just makes me happy. This one looks like a super winner.

    • Rachel — December 16th, 2014 @ 7:31 am

      Thanks Emily!

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    Deborah — December 16, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Now I want to cuddle up with a big mug of this and watch Miracle on 34th Street!

    • Rachel — December 16th, 2014 @ 7:13 pm

      Thanks Deborah! Hot chocolate and Christmas movies are a perfect match!

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    Amanda — December 16, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    This looks amazing! I think I need about a gallon of this :)

    • Rachel — December 16th, 2014 @ 7:13 pm

      Thanks Amanda! :)

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    Sarah @ Bonjour Sucre — December 17, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Yum! I wish I had a big mug full right now. Thanks for sharing the recipe – I think I will have to try this! Perfect for Christmas.

    • Rachel — December 17th, 2014 @ 7:01 am

      I hope you enjoy it! :)

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche — December 19, 2014 at 2:45 am

    I will definitely be making this peppermint hot chocolate for Christmas eve.. think it will go along perfectly with my family’s yearly tradition of supper rugged up in front of the fire place!

    • Rachel — December 19th, 2014 @ 7:40 am

      Enjoy!! :)

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    Claudia @ HomeMade with love — December 19, 2014 at 3:13 am

    Wow.. I wish I had this right now! Looks so devine!

    • Rachel — December 19th, 2014 @ 7:40 am

      Thanks Claudia!

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