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Easy Homemade Hot Cocoa recipe via #SweetSwaps #SplendaSweetie recipe

Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa

  • Author: Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Hot Beverage Recipe
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: America


Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa Recipe

Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa is a rich and creamy hot cocoa made with cocoa powder. For the best hot cocoa use the best cocoa powder.



  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cups milk (whole milk yields the creamiest hot cocoa)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • non-dairy whipped cream (optional)
  • candy cane (optional)


  1. Put the cocoa powder, sugar, salt and 1 cup of milk into a saucepan.
  2. Heat on low while whisking until the cocoa powder dissolves.
  3. Add the remaining milk to the saucepan and heat on medium until small bubbles form around the edge of the saucepan.
  4. Whisking occasionally to prevent scorching.
  5. Once the cocoa is hot remove from the pan from the heat and add the vanilla and peppermint extracts.
  6. Whisk until foamy.
  7. Pour into a mug and top with a non-dairy whipped cream.
  8. Dust with a bit of cocoa powder and garnish with a candy cane if desired.


  • Serving Size: 1 Mug
  • Calories: 344

Keywords: Homemade Hot Cocoa recipe, creamy hot cocoa, hot winter beverages, hot cocoa with cocoa powder

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