Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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recipe by Kamran Siddiqi

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based on 1 ratings

For those keen on a rich hot chocolate, feel free to chop up a bar of your favorite dark chocolate (I like anything with 54 to 70 percent cacao mass). The recipe recommends serving each hot chocolate with a peppermint stick, or candy cane; I usually like to serve each with a dollop of billowy whipped cream, shaved chocolate and a bit of crushed candy cane, but feel free to assemble these hot chocolates as per your tastes.

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recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder
    about ¼ cup (29g)
  • Milk icon
    4 cups (960ml)
  • Semisweet chocolate icon
    Semisweet chocolate
    ½ cup
  • Peppermint stick icon
    Peppermint stick
    3 (60g)
  • Salt icon
    1 pinch
  • Peppermint stick icon
    Peppermint stick
    4 (80g)


  • kCook icon Whisk
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  1. Add cocoa powder and milk to a clean saucepan
  2. Whisk until dissolved
  3. Add semisweet chocolate and peppermint stick to the saucepan
  4. Simmer while stirring occasionally - 9 min, medium heat
  5. Add salt to the saucepan and turn off heat
  6. Serve
  7. Garnish with peppermint stick
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