Christmas Hot Chocolate Recipe

Scroll down to see the easy stove top Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe.

Can you believe it is the 10th of December! Yikes, how did that happen?? Well, we’re back with another amazing Blog Hop. Peppermint is definitely the flavor of the season and it is also our theme for the month. We’ve got lots of peppermint flavored treats to share with you as well as some darling peppermint inspired crafts! Be sure and visit all the blogs to check out the details on their peppermint project. We’d love for you to pin the collage below, check out my Christmas Hot Chocolate and then go see all of the other fabulous projects created by some of my blogger friends too. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season!! Click HERE to visit our past projects together.

Peppermint Collage

Your Homebased Mom sharing Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Float

Lolly Jane sharing Striped Peppermint Wreath

Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke sharing Peppermint Brownie Bites

Little Miss Momma sharing Christmas Hot Chocolate

Or So She Says sharing Peppermint Creme Brulee

Simply Kierste sharing Peppermint Striped Candlesticks

Six Sisters Stuff sharing Peppermint Fudge

Eighteen25 sharing Peppermint Santa ‘Staches

30 Handmade Days sharing Frozen Peppermint Pie

Landee Lu sharing Andes Peppermint Crunch Cookies

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Every time we visit Ben’s family in Wyoming, his Mom makes her delicious hot chocolate.  Ben starts talking about it a few days before our trip, and then again at the airport, and then again when he calls his mom to tell her that we’ve landed. That cup of homemade hot cocoa is like a taste of childhood for Ben. It’s how he knows he’s home.  On this last visit I asked his Mom to share her special recipe with me so I could surprise Ben with a taste of his childhood home while back in California. And because it’s the holiday season, his Mom gave me the special peppermint version of her stove top hot chocolate. peppermint hot chocolate recipe title

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Christmas Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe
 
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Delicious, from scratch, easy peppermint hot chocolate.
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Recipe type: drink
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • Hot chocolate:
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • just under ¼ cup of cocoa (I use Hersheys)
  • dash of salt
  • 4 cups of milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp of mint extract or candycane (see instructions)
  • Whipped Cream:
  • heavy whipping cream
  • sugar (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Use a whisk to combine all dry ingredients. See photos below for what I consider a dash of salt. The salt gives the cocoa a little edge.
  2. Combine dry ingredients to 4 cups of milk and bring to a low boil in a saucepan.
  3. While the hot chocolate is heating, make your fresh whipped cream. Whip the heavy whipping cream until peaks form. Add a tablespoon of sugar at a time to taste.
  4. Put a candy cane in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin or another hard surface and break apart a candy cane into tiny pieces. This will be the garnish for the top of your whipped cream.
  5. Once boiling, remove from heat. Add the vanilla extract. To get the peppermint taste you can use a SMALL amount of mint extract--OR I like to toss in a whole candy cane into the pot and let it melt. Be careful not to use too much--we don't want it tasting like tooth paste :)
  6. Serve hot chocolate with a dollop of whipped cream, marshmallows, candy cane bits. For added peppermint flavor, you can hang a candy cane from the mug to use a a stirring stick.

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Comments

  1. Holy canoli this looks amazing!! Can you please whip me up a cup (;
    Love your pics too, great staging! XO

  2. My family would looooove me if I made that for them. (they should love me anyway….) Yum!

  3. Sounds so delicious!!

  4. I usually just doctor up the store bought mix so I can’t wait to try this recipe! Yum!!

  5. That looks delicious! My pregnancy craving has been peppermint lately… peppermint bark, peppermint flavored coffee, peppermint anything! I’m definitely making this!!!

  6. Mmmm….homemade hot chocolate is the best. This sounds great!

  7. This looks so yummy! I am also from Wyoming and it sounds like a perfect treat for the cold weather! We just posted a cute red and white very inexpensive wreath the ties along with the peppermint theme!
    http://somethingsplendidblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/christmas-wreath/

  8. Yummy! Can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.

    God Bless!

  9. That looks and sounds amazing. I’ll be trying that this weekend

  10. Hi! Just wondering where you got the penguin mug?? My niece and daughter are both obsessed with penguins and I’d love to put together a little gift for each of them. Thanks!!!!

  11. I will definintely have to try your recipe! 1. I need to put my Peppermint Extract to use and 2. that homemade whipcream looks so yummy! Yes, yummy…mom words lol. I made some Peppermint Hot Chocolate the other day, but used Peppermint Ice Cream. http://behindblueeyesblog.com/peppermint-hot-chocolate/

  12. Yum! Love your penguin mug, where did you find it?

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