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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Homemade peppermint hot chocolate with sweetened peppermint whipped cream. A perfect drink for Winter!
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate
Servings: 4


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

Whipped cream:

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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Garnish with chocolate shavings and serve with optional mini candy canes.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel