Dark Chocolate Peppermint Hot Cocoa
This rich and creamy dark chocolate peppermint hot cocoa is the perfect warm drink for those chilly fall and winter nights!
Servings: 4 8 ounce servings
- 12 oz Heavy Cream
- 12 oz Whole Milk
- 3 tbsp Hershey Special Dark Cocoa Powder
- 1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- ¼ tsp LorAnn Peppermint Oil or peppermint extract for less potent peppermint flavor
- 1 tsp Brown Sugar
- 2 crushed candy canes
- dash salt
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
Using a hand or stand mixer, whisk the one cup of heavy cream, 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and half a teaspoon of vanilla extract on high for about 3-4 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
Heat the 12 ounces of milk and 12 ounces of heavy cream in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.
Mix in the dark powdered cocoa, chocolate chips, crushed peppermint, vanilla extract, peppermint oil, and brown sugar.
Heat and whisk until hot and fully mixed. Pour and serve!
*Note* This is a VERY rich recipe! If it's too rich and chocolatey, simple add more milk or use less chocolate chips. You can certainly adjust the amounts to tast!