Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Easy Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate. A decadent at home hot chocolate perfect for the holidays. Hot chocolate is one of my favorite drinks during the cold winter months. Making hot chocolate at home is so simple and tastes much better than store bought. In honor of the season, I decided to spruce up my homemade hot chocolate with a touch of peppermint. The result is a thick, creamy, hot chocolate perfect for the holidays. Some like to use cocoa in their hot chocolate I prefer to use semi sweet chocolate chips. It’s more of a drinking chocolate than a hot chocolate. Thick, decadent and rich.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

I lightened up the hot chocolate by using low fat milk, semi-sweet chocolate chips and no added sugar.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

You can make this Peppermint Hot Chocolate in the microwave or on the stove top. This recipe couldn’t be simpler. To make this Hot Chocolate heat milk in a medium saucepan. Once milk is nice and hot add in the chocolate chips. Stir occasionally and whisk until the chocolate has melted. Pour into two mugs and top with whipped cream and crumbled peppermint.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Grab a good book and get warm and cozy with this Peppermint Hot Chocolate.

Skip the store bought and try this at home version!


Serves: 2
Cook time: 5 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes

2 cups 1% milk
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
whipped cream for garnish, if desired
crushed peppermint for garnish, if desired

Add milk to a medium saucepan. Heat milk but do not boil. Keep an eye on it. Once milk is nice and hot add in the chocolate chips. Stir occasionally until the chocolate chips have melted. Whisk the hot chocolate to make sure all of the chocolate chips have melted. (For me they seem to get stuck on the bottom of the pan). Stir in peppermint extract. Divide hot chocolate between two mugs. Top with whipped cream and crushed peppermint if desired.

XO Kelley  -- Find more yumminess from Kelley on Chef Savvy :)
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