Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe With Fluffy Peppermint Whipped Cream by Katie Lewis

Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe With Fluffy Peppermint Whipped Cream

Baby, it’s getting really cold outside. Warm up this holiday season with this hot chocolate recipe that has a fun peppermint whipped cream on top. Mmm!

This is a festive hot cocoa drink recipe to serve on Christmas Day or Christmas morning. Decorate mugs of the hot chocolate with candy canes. Makes a delicious dessert, too. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 to 2


Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup cold heavy cream 
  • 3 candy canes

Hot Chocolate

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Here's how you make it:

  1. For the whipped cream, crush the peppermint candy. Whip the cream until soft peaks form. Add in 2 to 3 tablespoons crushed candy canes and continue to whip until heavy peaks form. Store in the refrigerator. 
  2. For the hot chocolate, whisk together the cocoa, sugar, salt and milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat until cocoa and sugar are dissolved. Stir in vanilla.

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