Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Time to get cozy with some peppermint hot chocolate. I know this is really a simple recipe, but it’s still a solid one and a good one. Besides that, the first good rain of the season has finally come and I’m feeling all warm and nest-y (I know, way articulate).

Peppermint Hot Chocolate via Bakers Royale

Okay, let’s commiserate about holiday hectic-ness. Seriously, it’s madness around here lately, between work, the blog and trying to get Christmas decorations up–but for every sigh I let out–I’m so thankful for my beautiful family around me that they don’t get upset when I forget to pack their lunch, shrink their favorite no-dryer shirt and fall asleep five minutes into a movie.

peppermint candy

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So this weekend we are going to carve out some time and finish putting up our Christmas decorations with some of this hot chocolate. And of course I’m super excited because we are departing from our usual decorations. Matt and I decided we are going retro–like when we were kids, with tinsel and the tinsel type garland. Along with that we decided on a white tree–and I don’t mean the kind you flock. I mean a white tree–it’s fake, almost tacky, definitely retro and way freak’n cool.

The boys aren’t quite sure of it , but at least the hot chocolate will be a hit.

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this recipe

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Yield: Makes 4 8 oz. drinks


  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa powder
  • 1 quart milk
  • 2 tablespoons of crushed Peppermint Andes (and more to garnish, if desired)


  1. Place all ingredients in a heavy bottom sauce pan over medium low heat and stir until chocolate is melted and all ingredients are well combined.


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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I love hot chocolate…it feels like such a guilty pleasure compared to coffee. Last winter I posted a white chocolate peppermint hot chocolate. Yours looks incredible! and dark and rich and cozy! pinned

  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAmy says

    Ahh, I was hoping for a recipe and cannot seem to find it.

    • Avatar for Naomi Robinson

      Naomi Robinson replied: — November 23rd, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

      Hi Amy,

      I just forgot to publish the recipe. I ‘ve done so now. :) Enjoy!

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonSini│my blue&white kitchen says

    For me, peppermint hot chocolate is a taste of childhood. All I want right now is a mug of this deliciousness. Thanks for bringing up lovely memories.

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonLinda says

    This is great for the Kiddies but really good for us adults if instead of the andes a shot of peppermint schnapps brings it right over the top!