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Peppermint Hot Chocolate With Crushed Candy Canes

The Home Cook's Kitchen
Our peppermint hot chocolate with crushed candy canes is the perfect winter warmer! Bring on the festive season!
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Western
Servings 2 people
Calories 499 kcal


  • 2.5 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • .5 oz candy canes crushed
  • 4 tbsp cream whipped


  • In a small saucepan, whisk together milk and cocoa.
  • Add sugar and chocolate chips.
  • Slowly heat milk over medium heat until warm, not boiling.
  • Add peppermint extract and stir.
  • Continue to heat hot cocoa until it has reached your desired temperature - approximately 10 - 15 minutes depending on how high stove is. Keep tasting until desired heat has been reached.
  • Taste, and adjust peppermint extract and sugar to suit taste.
  • Serve with whipped cream, a dusting of cocoa and the crushed candy canes.


Calories: 499kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 12gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 159mgPotassium: 548mgFiber: 3gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 985IUCalcium: 401mgIron: 1.5mg
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