Peppermint Hot Chocolate


This festive holiday drink is served with a peppermint stick.


  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 quart milk

  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips (3 ounces)

  • 7 peppermint sticks; 3 crushed (¼ cup), 4 left whole

  • pinch of salt


  1. Place cocoa in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk until cocoa has dissolved. Add chocolate chips and crushed peppermint; simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate and peppermint have melted, 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Add salt. Ladle into mugs; serve each with a peppermint stick.

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