White Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This made-from-scratch hot cocoa gets even cozier with the addition of whipped cream, chocolate chips and peppermint sticks.

Serves: 4Prep: 5 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1⁄2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 peppermint sticks, crushed, plus more for garnish
  • Salt
  • Whipped cream, for topping
  • Mini chocolate chips, for garnish


  • In medium saucepan, add cocoa. Gradually whisk in milk until cocoa has dissolved.
  • Simmer over medium heat; add chocolate chips and crushed peppermint, stirring occasionally, until chocolate and peppermint have melted.
  • Bring to boil; immediately remove from heat. Stir in salt. Pour into mugs, top with whipped cream and garnish with chocolate chips and peppermint sticks. Refrigerate any leftovers.