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This easy Peppermint Hot chocolate recipe is a wonderful hot chocolate recipe for the holiday season. Made with all the flavors of delicious cocoa, with a hint of peppermint flavor.

This peppermint cocoa recipe is made with simple ingredients and does not take long to make. It goes wonderfully with cookies, cakes and pies.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Why You Will Love This Recipe

This mint hot chocolate is delicious and simple to make in about 15 minutes on your stove top..

This festive holiday drink is very versatile – we’ve got some fun variations below.

It is a perfect way to warm up in the winter months and it is a fun way to celebrate a cozy evening watching movies or playing games. It is also nice for Christmas morning.

This mint hot chocolate is kid-friendly and a fun way to celebrate the winter season.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate in mugs with candy canes.

These are ​​easy enough for a weekday treat or at your holiday table.


Easy Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

Ingredients For Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This recipe only requires only a few ingredients. 

milk – I use whole milk


chocolate chips – you can use white chocolate, milk chocolate or semi-sweet chips


peppermint extract 

Equipment and Kitchen Tools Needed

  • saucepan
  • wooden spoon or whisk
  • mugs
  • measuring cups and measuring spoons

How to Make Homemade Peppermint Cocoa

Step By Step Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add all ingredients.
  2. Whisk together until sugar and chocolate chips are dissolved.
  3. Pour into mugs or cups.
  4. Top with whipped cream or marshmallows.

Chocolate in Saucepan

Pro Tips and Timesaver Shortcuts

  • You can double or triple the recipe for a hot cocoa bar.
  • For a quicker recipe, add 2 drops of peppermint extract to the prepared hot cocoa mix.

Recipe Notes, Variations, and Substitutions

  • You can make this with either chocolate chips or cocoa powder. both taste delightful.
  • For a creamy peppermint flavor, add a splash of peppermint creamer.
  • You can substitute unsweetened cocoa powder for the chips.
  • You can add a shot or expresso or 1/2 cup of strong coffee for a peppermint mocha flavor.

Serving and Storage Suggestions

  • Serve with whipped cream and top with crushed candy canes or serve with peppermint sticks.
  • Instead of whipped cream, you can serve with miniature marshmallows.
  • You can substitute the milk with coconut milk or almond milk.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

More Hot Cocoa Recipe Ideas

Easy Hot Chocolate  Mix

White Chocolate Cocoa 

Slow Cooker Hoy Chocolate

Hot Chocolate Bombs

Builda a hot chocolate bar! 

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe is an easy cocoa treat. Made with just a few simple ingredients with a touch of peppermint flavor.
Course beverages, Drink
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chips, hot chocolate, hot cocoa, mint julep, peppermint
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 752kcal


  • saucepan
  • wooden spoon
  • mugs
  • measuring cups and measuring spoons


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips white chocolate, milk chocolate or semi-sweet
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Peppermint extract


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add all ingredients.
  • Whisk together until sugar and chocolate chips dissolve.
  • Top with whipped cream or marshmallows.


Calories: 752kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 251mg | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 1947IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 1mg

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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 28th of December 2021

Holy yum. I've never been a hot cocoa person but I've been loving it lately. Slow sipping the magic!