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Spicy Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Julie Cefalu


  • 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.