’tis the season for Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe | Karoliina Kazi

Peppermint Hot Chocolate is one of our favourite treats during the holidays and perhaps one of the best things about winter.

Made with real semi-sweet chocolate chips and a dash of peppermint, this makes the perfect treat for the holiday season. They’re as easy as they are delicious.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe | Karoliina KaziPeppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe | Karoliina Kazi


4 cups of milk

Dash of cream if you want the hot chocolate thicker and creamier

1 to 1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of peppermint extract (or to taste)

Whipped cream

Crushed candy cane



Heat milk (and cream) over medium heat until hot, but not boiling. Stir in the semi-sweet chocolate chips (you can use pretty much any chocolate for this) and whisk together. Stir occasionally while heating. Add vanilla and peppermint extract. Whisk until chocolate chips are completely melted.

Once hot, pour mixture into cups and serve with whipped cream and crushed candy cane sprinkled on top. You can also pop in a peppermint candy cane to add flavour and use for mixing your hot chocolate.

And of course, you always turn your hot cocoa into a little naughty cocktail (I promise, Santa won’t mind!) by adding some minty liqueur, or Baileys.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe | Karoliina KaziPeppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe | Karoliina Kazi

Oh boy, they’re gooood!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe | Karoliina Kazi

Now, pop on some Christmas tunes and light the candles. Have you started to feel festive yet?!


Also, check out a recipe for Finnish Gingerbread biscuits for dunking.


  1. 27th November 2016 / 12:17 pm

    I justed saved this article cuz I never actually made my own hot chocolate! And this one really looks delicious so I want to try it, there won’t be better time than now before Christmas 🙂

    • 29th November 2016 / 2:22 pm

      Thank you! You can also use a good quality chocolate powder. xx

  2. 27th November 2016 / 2:38 pm

    Peppermint mocha is one of my favorite drinks during the holidays but this is perfect for those who are not big fans of coffee. I will save the recipe and make this soon!

    Ron | Nearby Wanderer

    • 29th November 2016 / 2:23 pm

      Thank you Ron! Hope you like it as much as I do x

  3. Jasmin N
    27th November 2016 / 3:04 pm

    Oh my goodness that sounds so delicious! I’ve got a slightly different recipe of my own but I’m definitely going to try this out some day 🙂

    ~ Jasmin N

    • 27th November 2016 / 10:15 pm

      How do you do your Jasmin? Is yours peppermint as well? xx

      • 28th November 2016 / 5:04 pm

        Yup, peppermint & white chocolate <3

        • 29th November 2016 / 2:23 pm

          That sounds delicious! I have to give it a try x

  4. 28th November 2016 / 6:00 am

    Peppermint Hot Chocolate makes me want to just literally curl up by a fire and listen to Christmas music! It sounds yummy for sure!

    • 29th November 2016 / 2:24 pm

      Thats the perfect way to enjoy a cuppa of hot coco x

  5. 28th November 2016 / 3:14 pm

    This look so delicious, I swear there’s nothing better than hot chocolate in Winter, when it’s snowing and you don’t have to go anywhere! I especially like the sound of peppermint in this recipe since I adored those peppermint candies with chocolate filling as a child.
    BS, xx

    • 29th November 2016 / 2:25 pm

      Peppermint and chocolate go so well together. Thank you xx

  6. 28th November 2016 / 4:21 pm

    I personally never drink this but I should definitely make this for my boyfriend sometime!

  7. 28th November 2016 / 9:39 pm

    Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks is one of my favourite Holiday drinks. I’ll definitely try this recipe of yours. It looks delicious. 😋

    • 29th November 2016 / 2:26 pm

      Thats my favourite drink at Starbuck too – thats what me inspired to create this.

  8. analesha
    29th November 2016 / 6:45 am

    Yum this looks so good!!! I love Christmas and this makes me so happy . . . And delicious!

  9. 29th November 2016 / 2:40 pm

    This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try this tonight with a good movie. So Festive and Cozy!

  10. guilbertmargot
    29th November 2016 / 3:42 pm

    I personally don’t like the association of peppermint and chocolate but your drink and pictures look good and pretty (with the little golden dots and marble table)!
    xo, Margot

  11. 29th November 2016 / 5:29 pm

    That’s a must try!thx

  12. 29th November 2016 / 5:36 pm

    Peppermint chocolate not my favourite but looking at these pictures has made me crave it, may have to attempt to make it 🙂

    • 5th December 2016 / 2:21 pm

      Give it a try, I think its delicious 🙂

  13. 30th November 2016 / 8:55 am

    Wow I’ve never had peppermint hot chocolate before. You’re presentation is amazing! Love the candy cane 😊 Ree Love30

    • 5th December 2016 / 2:20 pm

      Thank you Ree x I had fun taking the pictures and even more fun drinking the coco with my friends. I always only have peppermint hot coco, its my favourite. Try it out and hope you like it 🙂

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