Peppermint Schnapps Hot Chocolate

The perfect cold weather drink for grownups. It is not too sweet, just a little boozy and it’s a great warm cocktail to enjoy around the fire with friends and family.

Fast & Easy – This hot cocoa comes together in about 10 minutes. Make ahead – You can make this recipe ahead of time and reheat when needed.

• Milk • Cocoa powder • Sugar • Chocolate • Peppermint schnapps • Heavy cream • Vanilla • Crushed candy cane

Combine cold heavy cream, vanilla and powdered sugar. Whip until stiff peaks form.  This should only take a minute or two if whisk attachment, bowl and cream are all cold.

In a small pot, combine cocoa powder, sugar and milk. Whisk until combined, heat until warm, but not boiling. Off heat, add schnapps and chocolate. Whisk until chocolate has melted.

Pour warm peppermint schnapps hot chocolate into mugs. Servings will vary depending on the size of your mug.

 Pipe or spoon chilled whipped cream on top of peppermint schnapps hot chocolate. Be generous with the whipped cream!

Garnish with crushed or whole candy canes. Serve immediately! Mint and chocolate go together splendidly and this rich hot chocolate is the perfect combination.

Replace the alcohol with a teaspoon of peppermint extract to keep it kid friendly.

Make it in a slow cooker. This is especially helpful for big gatherings or holiday parties.

Making hot chocolate from scratch is so easy, you’ll never use a mix again.

I hope you love this peppermint schnapps hot chocolate recipe as much as we do!

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