Peppermint Hot Chocolate is a quick and easy hot cocoa spiked with peppermint schnapps for a cozy party cocktail or the perfect night cap any night of the week.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate ~ Spiked Hot Cocoa
Quick and easy hot cocoa spiked with peppermint schnapps is sure to warm you right up on a cold day. Ready in about 5 minutes and perfect for sipping by the fire or cozied up on the couch with your favorite book.
- Milk ~ Whole milk is best for rich and creamy hot chocolate.
- Chocolate Syrup ~ I like Hersheys, Ghiradelli is really great too.
- Peppermint Schnapps ~ Clear distilled spirit, made with grain alcohol and peppermint oil. Tasted just like a candy cane. Great for flavoring cocktails and holiday desserts.
- Sweetened Whipped Cream or Cool Whip
- Shaved Chocolate
- Fresh Mint
How to Make Peppermint Hot Chocolate:
- In a saucepan add milk and chocolate syrup.
- Place over low heat.
- Whisk until combined and heated through. Do not bring to a boil.
- Remove from heat and pour into one large mug or two small cups.
- Add peppermint schnapps, stir to combine.
- Garnish with whipped cream, shaved chocolate and fresh mint if desired.
Double recipe as needed.
How to Make Peppermint Hot Chocolate without the Schnapps:
- Use ⅛ teaspoon peppermint extract in place of the peppermint schnapps for a no alcohol version.
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Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate is the perfect adult cocoa to serve as an after dinner treat or make it for a crowd during the holidays. A minty chocolate treat that is cozy and deliciously decadent. It is so simple to make that you really don't need any occasion to enjoy it.
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- 1 ½ cups whole milk
- ⅓ cup chocolate syrup
- 1 ½ ounces peppermint schnapps
- sweetened whipped cream or cool whip
- shaved chocolate
- fresh mint
- Pour milk into a small saucepan. Whisk in chocolate sauce and place over medium heat. Whisk continually until well combined and heated through, about 3- 5 minutes. Do not boil.
- Pour into two small mugs or one large mug.
- Add peppermint schnapps and stir to combine.
- Garnish with whipped cream, chocolate and a sprig of mint if desired.
Double recipe as needed.
To make for a crowd: Mix milk, chocolate syrup and peppermint schnapps in to a crock pot. Cook on low heat for about an hour. Lower to warm until ready to serve. Stir before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 366Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 2gSugar: 43gProtein: 7g
Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.