Peppermint hot chocolate

Peppermint hot chocolate

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 2 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 6

Everyone's favourite quick winter treat gets a festive facelift

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal324
  • fat16g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars42g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.14g


  • 200g bar plain chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 600ml milk



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  • 150ml pot single or double cream
  • sugar, to taste



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  • 6 peppermint candy canes, to serve


  1. Put the chocolate in a pan with the milk. Gently heat, stirring until all the chocolate has melted. Continue heating until the milk is steaming, then remove from the heat and stir in the cream.

  2. Divide the hot chocolate between 6 mugs, add sugar to taste and hang a candy cane on the edge of each. Pass the mugs round and let everyone stir their hot chocolate with their candy cane – letting as much of the sweet peppermint dissolve as they fancy.

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2nd Jan, 2015
Delicious! I did this with 100g plain and 100g milk chocolate (and no sugar) and everyone loved it. Was worried it wouldn't serve 6, but you only need a small cup each! Looked great in simple white tea cups with saucers. I managed to get mini candy canes from a sweet shop, which were perfect.
21st Feb, 2012
28th Oct, 2011
This sound just, great! I'm going 2 try dis with soya milk and lactose intollerant milk because some of my family can't have lactose and my mum is allergic 2 milk. Jessicaxx
8th Sep, 2011
Where did you get the glasses from?
29th Nov, 2010
What else can I say but an absolute treat. The candy cane really makes it. I'll have to resist making them too often though!!
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