Hot chocolate with candy cane in a mug


Serves 4

This creamy sweet hot chocolate recipe makes the perfect addition for any holiday party or outing.  The kids love having their own special drink at holiday gatherings.



4 Cups of Whole Milk

3 1-oz Squares of semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces

4 Peppermint candy canes, crushed

1 Cup of whipped cream

4 Small peppermint candy canes

Optional garnish: Marshmallows, shaved chocolate,


Heat the milk in a saucepan until it becomes hot, but not boiling. Add the chocolate pieces and crushed up peppermint pieces to the saucepan and whisk until the cocoa is smooth and creamy.

Divide the hot chocolate into 4 mugs.  Put a dollop of whipped cream in each mug followed by a candy cane.  Feel free to add other garnishments like marshmallows or shaved chocolate.