Spiked peppermint hot chocolate. So rich and creamy with the perfect peppermint kick.. Easy and perfect for Christmas

Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Rich, creamy hot chocolate made with real chocolate, vanilla extract and peppermint oil, and a healthy glug of peppermint schnapps. Cheers!
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (semisweet, milk, dark.. up to you! White might even work!)
  • dash vanilla extract
  • dash peppermint oil
  • 1 1.5- ounce shot peppermint schnapps (optional.. but heartily recommended)
  • whipped cream , optional
  • crushed peppermint candies or candy canes , optional, for garnish


  1. Combine half-and-half and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat and heat 'til warm. Stir in chocolate chips and whisk until melted and totally smooth. Add in a dash of vanilla extract and peppermint oil, then taste. When satisfied with your extract balance, stir in peppermint schnapps, top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes, and serve.