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Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate is a delicious adult beverage that will warm you up from the inside. Homemade creamy hot chocolate is greeted by a splash of peppermint liquor.

Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate Ingredients

To make spiked hot chocolate, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts and directions):

  • Milk
  • Heavy cream
  • Milk chocolate
  • Peppermint vodka: You can also substitute peppermint schnapps.
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate Syrup, optional
  • Crushed candy cane, optional: I like to take a candy cane, place it in a zip-top bag, and then smash it with a rolling bin or meat mallet.

Adult Hot Chocolate Ingredients

How to Make an Alcoholic Hot Cocoa

  1. In a small pot, combine the milk and heavy cream over medium-high heat. Bring it up to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low.
  2. Add in the chocolate and stir until all the chocolate has melted.
  3. Add in the peppermint vodka, then pour it into two cups.
  4. Top with whipped cream, chocolate, and candy canes.

Homemade Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Vodka

FAQs

Can I Add Other Liquors?

Yes, you can change it up with different types and make this more of a cocktail. I like Baileys Irish Cream, RumChata, or even coffee liqueur.

Where Do You Find Peppermint Vodka?

I found Smirnoff peppermint vodka at my local liquor store. It is pretty common during the holidays.

Alcoholic Hot Chocolate

What is the Best Chocolate to Use for Hot Chocolate?

I love to use a chocolate that I would like to eat plain. For this recipe, I used the Trader Joe’s milk chocolate bar.

Do I Have to Make this Recipe from Scratch?

While some people prefer the taste of homemade of hot chocolate, you can totally use a hot chocolate packet with water or milk. 

Peppermint Hot Chocolate


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Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate is a delicious adult beverage that will warm you up from the inside. Homemade creamy hot chocolate is greeted by a splash of peppermint liquor.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 oz milk chocolate, chopped
  • 2 oz peppermint vodka
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate Syrup, optional
  • Crushed candy cane, optional

Instructions

  1. In a small pot, combine the milk and heavy cream over medium-high heat. Bring it up to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low.
  2. Add in the chocolate and stir until all the chocolate has melted.
  3. Add in the peppermint vodka, then pour it into two cups.
  4. Top with whipped cream, chocolate, and candy canes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 837Total Fat: 62gSaturated Fat: 40gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 157mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 4gSugar: 39gProtein: 13g

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