Peppermint hot chocolate served with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and chopped candy canes for garnish.

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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This is my favorite homemade hot chocolate recipe! It’s so simple to make and tastes better than any hot chocolate you’ll get in a package. Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate is made with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, milk, peppermint mocha coffee creamer and vanilla. It’s sure to become your favorite holiday drink recipe.

Peppermint hot chocolate served with whipped cream and chopped candy canes for a garnish

There’s nothing better than sipping on a cup of hot chocolate on a cold Winter’s day, curled up by a warm fire. My kids love to make this Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate and take it with us in the car as we drive around looking at Christmas lights. This hot chocolate is chocolatey, creamy, rich, and has the perfect amount of peppermint flavor. Top it with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and bits of candy cane pieces. If you love homemade hot chocolate, you are going to love our Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate recipe.

Ingredients for Peppermint Hot Chocolate

  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: This is what makes your hot chocolate have that creamy consistency.
  • Milk Chocolate Chips: I like the flavor of milk chocolate in this recipe, but semi-sweet will work as well.
  • Milk: I used 1% milk, but you can use any milk of your choice.
  • Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer: Adds a deliciously deep peppermint flavor to the hot chocolate.
  • Vanilla: I like to use pure vanilla in all of my recipes, but vanilla extract will also work.

How to make homemade hot chocolate

Homemade peppermint hot chocolate is so easy to make. All you need is a saucepan and five minutes before you can enjoy perfectly creamy hot cocoa. Simply combine sweetened condensed milk, milk, peppermint mocha coffee creamer, chocolate chips, and vanilla into a medium sauce pan. Heat over medium high heat until all the chocolate has melted and is your desired temperature. Serve peppermint hot chocolate in individual mugs and top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and chopped candy canes if desired.

Peppermint hot chocolate served with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and chopped candy canes for garnish

How to make hot chocolate in the slow cooker

Slow cooker hot chocolate is perfect to make when you are having friends and family over. Simply double the recipe below and add all the ingredients to your crock pot, stir to combine. Cover and cook on high for 2-4 hours, stirring every 30 minutes, until it becomes hot and all the chocolate is melted. Serve warm with whipped cream, marshmallows, and candy cane bits.

Peppermint hot chocolate served with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and chopped candy canes for garnish.

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate

April King
This is my favorite homemade hot chocolate recipe! It's so simple to make and tastes better than any hot chocolate you'll get in a package. Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate is made with milk chocolate, milk, peppermint mocha coffee creamer and vanilla. It's sure to become your favorite holiday drink recipe.
5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 358 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup peppermint mocha coffee creamer
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Combine sweetened condensed milk, milk, peppermint mocha coffee creamer, chocolate chips, and vanilla into a medium saucepan.
  • Heat over medium-high heat until chocolate chips have melted and hot cocoa is warm.
  • Ladle into individual serving mugs and top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and candy cane pieces if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 358kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 8.8gFat: 15.6gCholesterol: 25.2mgSodium: 134.9mgPotassium: 25.3mgSugar: 38.9gVitamin A: 10.3IUVitamin C: 0.8mgCalcium: 18.9mgIron: 1.4mg
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9 Comments

  1. Carrie Robinson

    5 stars
    Looks perfect! 🙂 One of my favorite drinks for the holidays.

  2. 5 stars
    This is one of our favorites to make during the holidays.

  3. 5 stars
    Oh wow, this looks amazing. So cozy!

  4. 5 stars
    That looks like the perfect Christmas hot chocolate

  5. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for including slow cooker instructions. I’m going to be mixing up a big batch of this for Christmas!

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