Peppermint Schnapps Hot Chocolate

This Peppermint Schnapps Hot Chocolate takes hot chocolate to a whole new level by adding a fun twist and minty flavor. It's rich and decadent feeling but also really easy to make. Whipped cream, crushed peppermint, and mini marshmallows are added on top for extra fun.

  • Author: Marisa Guerra
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: Drinks


Peppermint Schnapps Hot Chocolate

  • 8 oz (1 cup) milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1-1 1/2 oz peppermint schnapps

Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Crushed peppermint, for topping
  • Mini marshmallows, for topping


Peppermint Schnapps Hot Chocolate

  1. Combine milk, sugar, and chocolate in a small nonstick pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until chocolate melts and is well combined.
  2. Take off the heat and stir in the peppermint schnapps.
  3. Carefully pour into mugs.

Whipped Cream

  1. Combine heavy cream and sugar in a medium sized bowl. Mix on medium-high with a handheld or stand mixer until somewhat stiff peaks have formed.
  2. Add a spoonful of whipped cream to the top of each mug. Top with crushed peppermint and marshmallows.
  3. Enjoy!


  • This cocoa is best enjoyed as soon as you make it. Whipped Cream can be made before cocoa and kept in the fridge with plastic wrap. I recommend mixing it again slightly before adding it to the cocoa.
  • If you need a kid friendly version, omit the peppermint schnapps and add extra crushed peppermint for the peppermint flavor.

Keywords: peppermint, hot cocoa, hot chocolate, christmas

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