Hot Chocolate is a simple treat the whole family can enjoy and it’s so easy to make. My girls love to make a big mug of hot chocolate and top it with a few marshmallows or a big swirl of whipped cream.
This Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe is perfect to enjoy at Christmas time or anytime during the year if you love peppermint. If you don’t like peppermint, just leave out the peppermint and you will still have a delicious hot chocolate recipe.
Do you remember making hot chocolate as a child? Maybe would make it on the cold winter nights or make a big mug to sip during your favorite movies? Or sitting out by a campfire? I loved to make hot chocolate when I was growing up. Drinking hot chocolate always brings back memories.
This hot chocolate recipe is easy to make and it’s perfect for family night or small group gatherings.
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What you need to make Hot Chocolate:
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract/simple syrup
- 4 to 5 teaspoons cocoa
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cup milk
- 2 peppermint candies; crushed
- Whipped topping
Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Start by adding sugar and cocoa to the bowl.
Heat milk in microwave at high (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or until hot.
Gradually add hot milk to cocoa mixture into the bowl; stirring until well blended.
Stir in peppermint extract or syrup. Pour into 2 large mugs for drinking. Top with whipped topping and crushed peppermint candy.
Other variations of this recipe, switch the peppermint for:
You could also try different chocolates like dark cocoa and white chocolate.
With a hot chocolate recipe, it’s easy to come up with many different combinations. Try a few different combinations and find your own favorite.
Grab your favorite mug, get out the cocoa and milk and mix up your favorite hot chocolate tonight.
What’s your favorite hot chocolate recipe or flavor?
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