- Beat whipping cream, while adding sugar slowly, until it forms peaks.
- Set aside.
- Prepare hot chocolate according to directions.
- Add peppermint schnapps and stir.
- Pour into individual glasses or mugs and top with whipped cream and a cherry.
- Other ideas: serve with a peppermint stick; sprinkle whipping cream with cocoa or candied sprinkles; decorate whipping cream with a few gold sprinkles for a festive look.