This rich and creamy peppermint hot chocolate recipe is made with Ghirardelli chocolates and topped with whipping cream. This post is sponsored by Collective Bias and its advertiser, Reddi-Whip. All opinions are my own.
My kids are Californians through and through. When it drops to 50 degrees they think that the only way they can warm up is with hot chocolate. This, to me, is hilarious because we used to live in Alaska and anything above 32 degrees felt like park weather! But I like hot chocolate too so we have it often. There’s nothing wrong with a good hot cocoa mix, but making hot chocolate from scratch is absolutely delicious and is really pretty easy to do! You can make it on a large scale or an individual cup. This recipe serves 4.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe
Makes 4 servings
4 cups milk
2/3 c. milk chocolate (chips, discs, or chopped)
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
crushed candy canes
Use some of your leftover candy canes from Christmas to top this delicious treat! I like using Ghirardelli melting chocolate wafers for my chocolate because I always have a lot left over after the holidays, but milk chocolate chips would work too!
Heat milk on medium until warm. Add chocolate and reduce heat to low, stirring until melted. Add peppermint extract 1/4 tsp. at a time until it reaches desired potency (1/2 tsp.- 1 tsp.).
Top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.
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