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Mug of peppermint hot cocoa with marshamllows and peppermint candy canes with chocolate chips.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Homemade peppermint hot chocolate is so easy to make at home. No need to head to your local coffee shop for this decadent drink. With just 5 simple ingredients, you can have the most decadent and rich mug of peppermint hot chocolate.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 506kcal
Author: Megan


  • 2 cups milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 candy canes (finely crushed)
  • 1/4 cup marshmallows (for topping)
  • 2 candy canes (for topping)


  • In a small saucepan, add milk. Heat over medium heat until milk is warm and gently simmering. You don't want the milk to come to a boil, though.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the chocolate chips, peppermint extract, and candy canes. Whisk until melted and combined. Taste and add any additional peppermint extract if needed to suit your preferences. 
  • Top with marshmallows and candy canes for serving. 


Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Calcium: 328mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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