Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Smooth and rich hot chocolate infused with peppermint cream and topped with whipped cream and crushed peppermint. Perfect warm drink for cold days.



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Peppermint Hot Chocolate



Is there anything more delicious than hot cocoa on a cold day? There is if it’s peppermint hot cocoa! This creamy hot chocolate with peppermint flavoring is perfect after a day of holiday shopping or sledding.


I love the festive colors and scent of peppermint. It gives me the warm fuzzies. I was so excited to find these adorable mugs which are perfect for this warm beverage. If you love the mugs I used as much as I do, you can find them here on Amazon.



This is a simple recipe that can be made in just a few minutes, with just a few ingredients.


Ingredients to Make Peppermint Hot Cocoa



To crush peppermint, put the peppermint candy into a zip baggie and seal. Run a rolling pin back and forth over the candy until it is crushed. Or, you can purchase it already crushed here.


Variations for Peppermint Hot Cocoa


  • I use whole milk for a creamy, rich taste but you can certainly use 2% or skim milk if you prefer.
  • Young kids love marshmallows, so feel free to top the hot cocoa with a pile of mini marshmallows instead of the whipped cream.
  • For a fun twist, toss in several ice cubes before adding the peppermint mocha creamer. Top with whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate syrup and the crushed peppermints and you’ll have yourself a frozen peppermint hot chocolate. 



This super quick and easy Peppermint Hot Chocolate is sure to be a hit on a cold day.


Peppermint Hot Cocoa


Let me know if you make yourself a cup of this peppermint hot cocoa by leaving a comment below.






Happy Eating!



Cup of Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Hot chocolate flavored with peppermint and topped with whipped cream.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 cup hot cocoa mix
  • cups whole milk
  • cups peppermint mocha creamer

Optional Topping

  • whipped cream
  • crushed peppermint candy


  • Pour milk into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Slowly add peppermint creamer and gently simmer. Remove from heat.
  • Put a ¼ cup of hot cocoa mix into each mug.
  • Carefully pour the milk mix evenly into each mug and stir.
  • If desired, top with whipped cream and sprinkle crushed peppermint.
Keyword hot chocolate, hot cocoa, peppermint

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