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Festive Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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Adjust Servings:
For the Hot Chocolate
80g Dark Chocolate Chopped
200ml Milk
50ml Single Cream
To Serve
2 Peppermint Candy Cane

Festive Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate is one of everyone’s favourite go-to winter warmer treats


      An indulgent Christmas treat for chocolate lovers

      • 10
      • Serves 2
      • Easy


      • For the Hot Chocolate

      • To Serve



      Peppermint Hot Chocolate is one of everyone’s go-to winter warmer treats. Hot chocolate is usually a winner on a cold night but this luxurious, peppermint version is incredibly easy and perfect for warming up the wee ones by the campfire this Christmas Season.

      The plain chocolate is made creamy and rich with the milk and cream. The peppermint candy cane makes up for the lack of sugar so please give it a go before you swap it for milk chocolate. If you prefer it sweeter had a teaspoon of sugar to each mug. If someone in your group doesn’t like peppermint, of course you could add a teaspoon of sugar to their mug to sweeten it a bit. Don’t be counting calories… It’s Christmas!

      The important thing to remember when making this, is not to let anything boil. While the milk is heating up, chop up your plain or dark chocolate but keep your eye on that pot!

      When heating the milk, be careful not to let it boil

      This recipe is probably practical for tripling or quadrupling but for numbers bigger than, to be honest, I’d be getting a big pot of Cadbury’s Drinking Chocolate on. So think of this Christmas Peppermint Hot Chocolate as a gourmet treat for those who you really want to spend this festive season with, by the fire.

      Serve your Peppermint Hot Chocolate in cups but beware, they’ll get hot so either have gloves on or use a cup with a handle! Stick the Peppermint Candy cane in and let people stir it themselves allowing as much to dissolve as they want.

      Stir with the candy cane to let the flavour dissolve into the hot chocolate

      Whoever you’ve decided to treat with this indulgent hot drink, I hope they enjoy it and that you make some wonderful Christmas memories to look back on.

      TIP: Just for Adults!

      If everyone is over 18, spike your hot chocolate with shot of Irish Whiskey or Cream Liqueur

      If there are only adults around your campfire, consider reducing the amount of cream and adding a shot of Whiskey or Irish Cream Liqueur, such as Coole Swan or Bailey’s, to your Peppermint Hot Chocolate for an even more ‘Merry’ drink.

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      Gently heat your milk in a pot on the edges of your fire. While it's heating, chop up your dark chocolate.


      When steam starts to come up from your milk, add the chopped chocolate and stir. Do not allow to boil. When the chocolate is melted, take it off the heat.


      Stir the cream into the hot chocolate and pour carefully into cups. Pop in a peppermint candy cane and give out your hot chocolate. Tell your friends to stir with their candy cane and to take it out when they're happy with the flavour.

      Mark T

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