Peppermint Hot Cocoa
Homemade peppermint hot cocoa recipe made with cocoa powder is rich, creamy and perfect for the holidays. Tastes just like a peppermint mocha!
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
In a medium saucepan, heat the cocoa, sugar, cinnamon, salt and water until boiling, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat to medium, and stir in the milk and cream.
Heat mixture until warm, but not boiling, and then turn off heat and stir in the peppermint extract.
Pour into large mugs, and top with whipped cream and peppermint candies, if desired.
Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 281mg | Iron: 1.5mg