Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This delicious peppermint hot chocolate is rich and creamy with a minty finish! It’s quick and easy to make at home.

Mint hot chocolate

Hot chocolate is one thing. But Mint hot chocolate? Well, it’s like a whole different drink! Chocolate and mint go hand in hand, and here they work magically. The dark fullness of the chocolate harmonises perfectly with the radiance of the minty finish. Even better, it’s incredibly easy to make this homemade drink. You only need a handful of ingredients and before you know it you’ll have your hands wrapped around a steaming mug. (You’re welcome.)

What’s in Peppermint Hot Chocolate?

Homemade hot chocolate is easier to make than you think: you don’t need those pre-packaged mixes! You may even have several of these ingredients in your fridge and pantry. The key? Peppermint extract gives the mint flavor. Here’s what you need:

  • cocoa powder
  • 2% milk (or oat milk)
  • Sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • Peppermint Extract
  • Semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (optional but recommended)
Mint hot chocolate

How to Make Peppermint Hot Chocolate: A Few Tips

The main method for peppermint hot chocolate? Whisk all ingredients together and heat until dissolved. That’s it! But we have a few tips to keep in mind before scrolling through the recipe:

  • Do not measure peppermint extract over the pan! is peppermint extract very strong stuff so if you accidentally water too much you’ll ruin your batch. Always measure over a counter to avoid spilling excess!
  • Real chocolate adds richness, body and depth to the taste. You can only do this with cocoa powder if you don’t have chocolate chips on hand. But real chocolate takes it to a whole new level. trust us
  • Use oat milk for a non-dairy version. Oat milk is the best plant-based milk here: it’s quite creamy and tastes fantastic! Or head to this vegan hot chocolate recipe.

Does it taste like Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate? Yes, but much better! The richness and intensity of the flavors are truly remarkable. If you feel like it, skip to the recipe and let’s get started.

Best toppings for serving

Of course, you can just throw in some marshmallows and call it a day. But you can also dress up this peppermint hot chocolate for the season! If you feel comfortable, here are some ideas:

  • homemade whipped cream Where vegan whipped cream
  • Peppermintscrushed or a peppermint stick
  • Shaved Chocolate
  • cocoa powder
  • Marshmallows (homemade or purchased)
  • chocolate sauce
Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Variation: hot chocolate with peppermint!

Want to make a spiked version of peppermint hot chocolate? Use Peppermint schnapps or crème de menthe! Each of these mint liqueurs taste amazing, adding just the right amount of warming undertones to the flavor. Here’s what to do:

And that’s it! Let us know what you think of this recipe in the comments below.

Hot chocolate peppermint schnapps

More hot chocolate recipes

do you like hot chocolate Here are some other variations on the theme! Try each:

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The description

This delicious peppermint hot chocolate is rich and creamy with a minty finish! It’s quick and easy to make at home.

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 cups 2% milk (or oat milk)
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon peppermint extract*
  • ¼ cup (1½ ounce) semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips**

  1. Place a saucepan over medium heat. Add cocoa powder and ¼ cup milk and beat until cocoa powder is almost completely incorporated. Whisk in the remaining milk. Add the remaining ingredients and heat over medium heat until the chocolate has melted, about 2 minutes. Not cook. Serve immediately, garnished with whipped cream or marshmallows.


*Want to create an enriched variant? Substitute 1.5 ounces of crème de menthe or opt for the hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps.

**You can skip a nice cup of hot chocolate with a lighter flavor (and fewer calories). But the chocolate really adds flavor. We highly recommend it!

  • Category: drink
  • Method: Cook
  • Kitchen: Chocolate
  • Diet: vegetarian

Keywords: Mint hot chocolate

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