Cooking: #TBT Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Does the cold weather have you feeling down this spring? Enjoy this winter time throwback for peppermint hot chocolate and dream of warmer weather.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 drops peppermint oil
  • Sweetened whipped cream, for garnish
  • Chocolate shavings, for garnish

In a saucepan, combine the cream, milk, sugar, and salt and heat over medium-low heat. When the cream mixture just begins to steam, add the chopped chocolate, and stir, until melted. Stir in the peppermint oil. Divide the hot chocolate among mugs and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.


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