Peppermint Hot Chocolate

peppermint hot chocolate

If you ask me, there’s nothing better than snuggling under a cozy blanket while watching a movie & drinking hot chocolate.

I might be a bit biased, though… that was my childhood. My little sister and I would walk to the local library to rent a movie, come home, get in our pajamas, make hot chocolate, and chill on the couch.

Back then, I had no idea that I could make my own hot chocolate (but I’m sure if I did I wouldn’t have – instant hot chocolate was quick & easy).

I’m not an instant hot chocolate girl anymore, though. The ingredients in a package of Swiss Milk Milk Chocolate make me a little sick to my stomach (so much sugar, milk, & other ingredients that I’m not a huge fan of).

Plus, dairy and I don’t get along – I tend to avoid it at all costs.

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I was craving peppermint hot chocolate the other day and decided to get crafty.

The first time I made this I didn’t put enough peppermint extract in the mix. It was okay, of course, but I didn’t want regular hot chocolate – I wanted peppermint!

The second time I added way too much peppermint extract. I couldn’t drink it, it was far too overpowering.

The third time? Just right. In fact, I’d even say that this peppermint hot chocolate is perfect and blows your average cup of hot chocolate out of the water.

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But don’t take my word for it – try it for yourself!

Pro Tip: Load this baby up with the goods! Coconut milk whipped cream, drizzled dark chocolate, crushed peppermint, cacao nibs, chocolate chips, an extra candy cane – whatever you want!

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peppermint hot chocolate

The Best Peppermint Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Kayla
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 2 Cups 1x


Gone are the days of pre-packaged hot chocolate! This rich and creamy peppermint hot chocolate is the perfect treat for holidays & chilly days.



  • Three Cups Oat Milk
  • 3.5 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 57 Drops Pure Peppermint Extract


  • Dark Chocolate Chips (drizzled dark chocolate works, too)
  • Crushed Peppermint
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cacao Nibs


  1. Warm the milk in a sauce pan. When you notice the mik steaming, add the unsweetened cocoa powder and stir to combine.
  2. Add the peppermint extract to the mix and give it a good stir. 
  3. Pour into cups, top it off with some whipped cream (or crushed candy cane & chocolate chips) and enjoy!
  • Category: Drinks

Keywords: peppermint hot chocolate, hot chocolate, drinks

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