Master Mix For The BEST Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

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My ten-year old son, Colton, is CRAZY about this peppermint hot chocolate recipe. 

I actually had a mocha recipe in mind to share with you today, but Colton begged for the Peppermint Hot Chocolate.

So here you go!

This is a fun recipe to make with kids- you know, the candy canes and all.

It’s super tasty for the Christmas season, and makes a wonderful gift too.

This recipe yields about four cups of hot cocoa mix… plenty for you to enjoy and share.

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Here’s the peppermint hot chocolate recipe to print:

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

A festive holiday drink that kids will enjoy making AND drinking!

Servings 4 cups of mix
Author Kristy Lynn

Ingredients

  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C cocoa powder
  • 1/2 C powdered milk
  • 6 candycanes

Instructions

  1. Place the sugar, cocoa powder, and powdered milk into a blender (I use the Blendtec!).  Process for about one minute. 

    Remove the wrapper from your candy canes.  Add the candy to the food processor (I break them into a few pieces first).  

    Process again, this time for about 15 seconds.  If your mix still has large pieces of candy canes, process again for about 15 seconds. 

    Your cocoa mix is ready to use and enjoy! 

    To make a cup of hot Candy Cane Cocoa, whisk 4 to 5 TBSP of mix into an 8-ounce mug of hot milk.  Add a few mini marshmallows on top if you want!

And here’s a step-by-step tutorial, just for fun:

the BEST peppermint hot chocolate recipe!

Here’s what you’ll need to get started: 

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A few other things you’ll need: 

  • a blender (I use the Blendec)
  • a favorite coffee mug!
  • milk, and a sauce pan to heat it up
  • a large jar or air-tight container to store your cocoa mix

Step #1:

Process the sugar, cocoa powder, and powdered milk in a high-powered blender for about one minute. 

Side note: I’ve used the Blendtec nearly every day for about ten years now, and I absolutely love it.

If you’re in the market for a professional-grade blender, the Blendtec is worth every penny.

Step #2:

Add several candy canes (I used six) to the blender pitcher. 

Go ahead and remove the candy wrapper first, okay? 

And, yes, go ahead… eat a candy cane or two.

Candy Cane Cocoa Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe | Kristy's Cottage blog

I like to break my candy canes into smallish pieces before I throw them in the Blendtec.

Step #3: 

Process the hot cocoa mix for about 15 seconds, then give it a little stir.

If your mix still has chunks of candy cane in it, process it again for another 15 seconds. 

It should be smooth when it’s ready to serve.

Like this-  

Candy Cane Cocoa Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe | Kristy's Cottage blog

Step #4: 

Now it’s time to heat up your milk! 

Some of my kids use “regular” (cow’s) milk, and the rest of us drink almond milk.

You’ll need about 8-ounces of milk per serving; gently heat it up in a saucepan on the stove top. 

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I have to give a nod to the Pioneer Woman right here… aren’t her dishes beautiful? 

The pretty “holly” plate under the white coffee mug is by Better Homes & Garden.  I love festive dishes!

Step #5:

Once your milk (or almond milk) is nice and warm, add 4 to 5 TBSP of your amazing Candy Cane Cocoa Mix to your mug… 

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Candy Cane Cocoa Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe | Kristy's Cottage blog

Whisk it really well, until it’s smooth and creamy. 

By the way, I like my hot cocoa pretty rich… thus the 4 to 5 TBSP of mix.

Trust me, it’s DELICIOUS!

Add a handful of mini marshmallows (if you feel the need for a true sugar overload!), and most of all… 

ENJOY!

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2 thoughts on “Master Mix For The BEST Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe”

  1. I like the idea of making my own hot chocolate. that way I could make it with a bit darker of chocolate. I’ll have to consider getting some powdered milk and giving that a try.

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