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This spiked peppermint hot chocolate gift kit is a perfect easy, cheap gift idea for Christmas. Ideal for teachers, childcare providers, coworkers, family, and friends, they'll love the creamy hot chocolate mix, homemade peppermint marshmallows, and peppermint schnapps for that extra kick!

Creamy Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

This rich, creamy hot chocolate mix dissolves easily in hot milk or water and goes perfectly with homemade peppermint marshmallows and peppermint schnapps.
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Author Cheryl Malik



  1. In a food processor, blitz chocolate chips until ground into very small pieces. Place chocolate chips into a large bowl and add remaining ingredients. Whisk to mix well.
  2. Working about 2 cups at a time, add mixture to food processor or blender and process for a few seconds or until a fine powder. Work through the remaining mixture, and then whisk the entire mixture very well to combine.
  3. To serve: Heat 1 cup of milk or almond milk and stir in about 2-3 tablespoons hot chocolate mix. Add peppermint schnapps to taste and top with homemade marshmallows.
  4. To package with marshmallows: Ladle about 1 cup into mason jars, place a small piece of wax or parchment paper, about the size of the bottom of the marson jar, on top of the hot chocolate mixture, and top with about 3 homemade peppermint marshmallows.