Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

christmas peppermint french hot chocolate with whipped cream and candy canes

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Rich and creamy hot chocolate with a hint of peppermint, the perfect warm and comforting treat on a cold winters day


  • 240ml Whole milk
  • 115g Dark chocolate, 70% cocoa (4oz)
  • 2 tsp Brown sugar, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • Heavy or thickened cream, whipped, to serve
  • Candy Canes to serve


  1. Finely chop the chocolate
  2. Heat the milk together in a small saucepan over medium heat until almost boiling
  3. Remove from the heat and add the chopped chocolate, stir until the chocolate has completely melted
  4. Taste and add the peppermint extract and brown sugar to your liking to the chocolate mixture
  5. Divide the hot chocolate between two small mugs and top with a dollop of whipped cream

Keywords: peppermint, mint chocolate, hot cocoa, hot chocolate, christmas, festive

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