Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Get into the holiday spirit with festive peppermint hot chocolate.
    • Makes: 6 servings
    • Prep Time: 5 minutes
    • Cook Time: 5 minutes
    • Difficulty Rating: Easy
  • Nutrition Highlights: Cocoa powder is extremely rich in antioxidant-rich flavanols.


  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • small peppermint sticks or candy canes for garnish, optional


  1. In a saucepan, combine the cocoa powder, sugar and water. Stir together over low heat until well combined.
  2. Pour in milk, peppermint extract and salt. Stir occasionally until well heated.
  3. Pour into mugs, and top with whipped cream and a short peppermint stick.