Spicy peppermint hot chocolate recipe
As soon as the winter months arrive, the craving for peppermint hot chocolate kicks in. I was playing in the kitchen last week, and I came up with a Spicy Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe that is super versatile and soooo yummy! I’m happy to share it with you – I tiny token of my appreciation for following my blog and always being so supportive!
The ingredients for this recipe are easy to find; I used what I had on hand. 1% milk, half and half, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, candy canes, chocolate chips and a jalapeno. See recipe further below for exact amounts.
You can swap out ingredients for just about everything. If you don’t have candy canes, try peppermint extract or another peppermint candy. Perhaps Peppermint Schnapps? Use whole milk, nonfat milk, or half and half – whatever your diet allows or what’s in the fridge. If you don’t have chocolate chips, use any kind of chocolate candy. I used jalapenos to provide the heat, but you could add cayenne pepper instead. It’s good with a shot of espresso, too! I don’t like mine super sweet, so there is room for more or less sugar.
Spicy Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- 2 cups 1% milk
- 1 cup half and half
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips mini or regular
- 4 small candy canes broken, about 1/4 cup
- 1 jalapeno sliced
- Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Use a small whisk to stir. Bring to a simmer, stirring until the chocolate and candy canes have melted.Remove jalapenos or use a strainer before pouring into mugs.Serve with a large candy cane to stir.
I hope you have a mug rug handy, because it really adds to the pretty picture. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’ve got to have a mug rug with any hot drink. I think it makes everything taste better. The one shown above is from my Holiday Mug Rug Tutorial.
This Spicy Peppermint Hot Chocolate is a real treat and a luxury that you deserve. It will get you through the cold weather with a smile on your face and a warm tummy, too!
Our gang will be traveling to the Seattle area for Christmas to visit our daughter there. Unless I sneak in another post before we leave, I’ll be back after the holidays to share my plans for 2018. I wish you and your family a Christmas that is merry and bright (and a little spicy, too)!
Julie, Thanks for your inspiration all year. I have learned so much from you and even have a “Crafty Quilter” file. Have a wonderful Christmas with all your family.
Merry Christmas, Julie! Thanks for all the inspiration and wisdom you share with us throughout the year. You are the quilter I aspire to be.
Julie, Thanks for inviting us into your home and family. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with Blessings. I’ll be looking forward to enjoying more of your quilty goodies!
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This sounds awesome, thank you so much for the recipe! Anything with chocolate, candy canes, and a jalapeno is a win.
Julie, your Spicy Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe looks so yummy. I can’t wait to try it! It seems like a wonderful blend of flavors. A perfect afternoon sewing refreshment. Have a wonderful time in Seattle with your daughter and family. Merry Christmas.
Thanks for the hot chocolate recipe. I love the quilt in the background of your your picture, very wintery and cosy looking.
Merry Christmas and safe travels. Enjoy your visit with your family.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Thank U for the chocolate recipe, U too have a Very Merry Christmas and an safe trip up North
Thank you for the hot chocolate recipe. Have my mug rugs ready. Have a lovely Christmas.
Merry Christmas, Julie! Looking forward to your 2018 posts. Safe travel!
What a great recipe! Enjoy your holiday in Seattle; are two in Seattle are headed down here.
But I must tell you that you saved me a lot of grief this week. I committed to making 4 to 12 placemats for my daughter to give as a wedding gift for a late December wedding. After a couple false starts I remembered something you did As a tutorial for the self binding tool. With a few tweaks to get the 11 x 16 maximum size figured in I’ve got 12 placemat tops waiting for the backing (which I will get tomorrow after Double Delight) and the quilting. Easy easy placemats.
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