Cozy Up with Peppermint Hot Chocolate

It has been so cold outside lately, so my kids have been requesting hot chocolate. Since I had some peppermint sticks on hand, I crushed them up and made this really simple Peppermint Hot Chocolate mixture. They were ecstatic, and this has been a weekly beverage. I used skim milk in my recipe because that is what we drink at my house to reduce the calories and fat a bit. Enjoy this cozy beverage just in time for the holidays.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Cook Time:

10 minutes

Prep Times:

5 minutes


4 servings


1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 quart skim milk
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
4 regular-size peppermint sticks, crushed
1 cup mini marshmallows
Peppermint sticks (optional)


1 Place cocoa in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk until cocoa has dissolved. Add chocolate chips and crushed peppermint; simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate and peppermint have melted, 8 to 10 minutes.

2. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Ladle into mugs and top with mini marshmallows. Serve each with peppermint sticks, if desired.

5 thoughts on “Cozy Up with Peppermint Hot Chocolate”

  1. Oh there is nothing better than a good cup of hot chocolate…and I just love the addition of crushed peppermint sticks to it!!! Super yum!

    So much fun to find you through the TK blog….thank you for the add! I look forward to exploring your blog further. 🙂

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