Peppermint Hot Chocolate With Whipped Cream

Total Time
5 mins
15 mins

Another clipped recipe from my recipe file.

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  • 12 cup chilled whipping cream
  • 7 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 34 teaspoon peppermint extract, divided
  • 6 cups milk
  • 2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Whip cream, 1 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract in medium bowl to soft peaks.
  2. Bring milk to simmer in large saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Scrape in seeds from vanilla beans.
  4. Reduce heat to low. Add chocolate, cocoa and remaining sugar; whisk until smooth.
  5. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon extract.
  6. Ladle hot chocolate into mugs. Top with whipped cream.