Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 cups whole or low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons crushed peppermint sticks, plus more for serving
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Unsweetened whipped cream, for serving
  • Peppermint sticks, for serving
Directions

Heat the milk and vanilla in a medium saucepan over medium heat until hot and steaming. Combine the sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate, crushed peppermint and salt in a bowl, then whisk into the milk. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring, until the chocolate and peppermint melts and the cocoa thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Divide among 4 mugs, top with dollops of whipped cream. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint and serve each with a peppermint stick.

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