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Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sweet’N Low for Socialstars. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe, perfect for Christmas.

I’m so excited because it’s finally my favorite time of year! Not only because I get bake a ton of delicious holiday treats, but everywhere I go I can get my favorite drink which is peppermint hot chocolate. I love the peppermint hot chocolate from McDonalds (check out the picture I shared on Instagram last year of me and my favorite drink!), it’s so good. I think I went there almost everyday last year just to get a hot chocolate.

Well I won’t have to go out in the cold this year to enjoy my favorite drink because I can now make my own Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate. And the best part is that this delicious peppermint hot chocolate is guilt-free because I used Sweet’N Low and low-fat milk.  And it’s super easy to make and perfect for a night in watching Christmas movies!

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe, perfect for Christmas.


 I used low-fat milk but you can also use 2 %, or whole milk but if you want to keep this drink “skinny” I would suggest using low-fat milk.

 You can top this peppermint hot chocolate with mini marshmallows like I did or you can add whipped cream and SPRINKLE with crushed peppermint candies, which is makes this drink super fun around the holidays.


Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe, perfect for Christmas.

CHEERS and I hope you and your family have a great Holiday season! ♥

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Yield: Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

★ Make sure to read my BAKING TIPS above before you start baking!

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  • 1 1/2 cups milk*
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweet'N Low
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • mini marshmallows, for topping


STEP 1: In a saucepan, heat the milk, heavy cream, salt and Sweet'N Low on medium heat until it begins to simmer.

STEP 2: Remove from heat and stir in chopped chocolate and peppermint extract. Continue stirring until the chocolate melts.

STEP 3: Serve and top with mini marshmallows or a peppermint stick. Enjoy!

* You can use low-fat, 2%, or whole milk. 

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Make these Chocolate Chip Cookies to go along side this delicious peppermint hot chocolate!

Chocolate Chip Cookies


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22 Responses to “Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate”

  1. Kimi — December 2, 2014 at 12:54 am

    it look so great!

  2. Jennie @themessybakerblog — November 10, 2014 at 7:47 am

    This creamy hot beverage looks amazing. Pass that mug!

  3. Beth @ The First Year — November 7, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Okay, Jenn, you’re my favorite person ever. You’re just so cute. I wish we could sip on this hot chocolate together! 

  4. [email protected] — November 6, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    My hubby loves peppermint hot chocolate!! Making for him this weekend!!

  5. Ashley — November 6, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I have yet to enjoy any hot chocolate this season. This must be fixed asap! Love this!

  6. Becca from It's Yummi! — November 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    This hot chocolate looks like perfect drink to get me through the cold winter ahead!

  7. Sylvie — November 6, 2014 at 2:59 am

    Cozying up with a mug of hot cocoa is one of the best parts of the holiday season!

  8. [email protected] — November 5, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Oh how I love homemade hot chocolate so much, and this looks amazing!

  9. [email protected] — November 5, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    I am sooooo happy you have recreated this, Jenn! Pinning!

  10. Jennifer | Bake or Break — November 5, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Hot chocolate is one of my very favorite things! Yours looks delicious!

  11. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel — November 5, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Peppermint Hot Chocolate is one of my favorites too! And just anything Christmas in general. This looks so good!

  12. Danae @ Recipe Runner — November 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    This peppermint hot chocolate is the perfect drink to warm up with by the fire and watch Christmas movies with! Love all those marshmallows on top!

  13. Faith (An Edible Mosaic) — November 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    This is literally the perfect recipe to kickoff the holiday season! Love it. 🙂

  14. genevieve @ gratitude & greens — November 5, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I’ve been making lots of hot chocolate lately. I love ending the evening with a cup, it warms me up for bed! 

  15. Kristi — November 5, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Peppermint and hot cocoa…my faves! Love this time of year.

  16. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — November 5, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Peppermint hot chocolate is a must this time of year! This looks so good!

  17. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — November 5, 2014 at 8:04 am

    This is one of our favorite hot drinks for the holidays! So good!

  18. Nutmeg Nanny — November 5, 2014 at 7:39 am

    What a fantastic looking hot chocolate! I love that you threw in peppermint. 

  19. Lynn @ Order in the Kitchen — November 5, 2014 at 7:30 am

    OMG I am absolutely swooning over this!  I love peppermint hot chocolate!  Pinning this recipe for later!

  20. kristy @ the wicked noodle — November 5, 2014 at 7:21 am

    I love a good hot chocolate! This will be made on our first snow day for sure!

  21. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — November 5, 2014 at 6:46 am

    It’s my fav time of the year too! In fact, we already put up our Christmas tree and I am drinking peppermint coffee! Next up, this DELISH Peppermint hot chocolate!! Pinned!

  22. Melanie @ Carmel Moments — November 5, 2014 at 6:44 am

    I’m in love with hot chocolate! And how can we ever go wrong with peppermint? Beautiful holiday drink! Mmm….

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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