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Peppermint hot chocolate in a white mug
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5 from 2 votes

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

You'll love sipping on this creamy Peppermint Hot Chocolate. A combination of cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and peppermint extract make this hot chocolate extra flavorful and delicious! Ready in minutes.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 see notes for smaller quantities
Calories 422kcal


  • 4 cups milk preferably whole milk or 2%
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bar
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract more to taste


  • Place milk, cocoa powder, and sugar in a saucepan set over medium heat. Whisk frequently until the cocoa powder and sugar have dissolved and the mixture is hot (but not boiling).
  • Add the chocolate chips and stir frequently until melted. Add peppermint extract. Stir to combine. Taste and add more extract (a few drops), if desired. Serve immediately.


2 servings:
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • ⅛ teaspoon peppermint extract
1 single serving:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 1-2 drops peppermint extract


Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 32g | Calcium: 324mg | Iron: 2mg