Monday, February 3, 2014

Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps

I love hot chocolate; it's a great treat when the weather is cold outside. While surfing the web I found this recipe for hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps, I love the flavor of chocolate and mint, so I thought I would give it a try.

This is a simple recipe for making hot chocolate and since I don't usually make hot chocolate with using a mix I decided to try it with both the peppermint schnapps and without. Either way it was a great tasting hot chocolate. One of the secrets for getting a great tasting hot chocolate for this recipe is using a good quality chocolate.

Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps  (Source:
1 quart milk (skim, 2 percent, or whole)
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (I used Ghirardelli)
Peppermint Schnapps
Whipped cream for serving
1. Heat 1 cup of milk in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add chocolate, stirring constantly, until melted. When the chocolate has melted, increase heat to medium and add the remainder of the milk while whisking rapidly. Do not allow to boil.
2. Service in your favorite mug with a jigger (1 1/2 ounces) of peppermint schnapps (or if you prefer you can leave the schnapps out) and add a dollop of whipped cream.
3. Serve immediately and enjoy.


  1. Mmmm- I love the way you make it from the real chocolate. Reminds me of the Mexican hot chocolate we make down here-

  2. You posted this right when we're expecting 4 to 6 inches of snow. Perfect timing.

  3. It's cold and dreary here today - this drink would make me very happy and warm tonight!

  4. Yes, I think I need a cup of this hot chocolate and I probably will need an extra shot of peppermint schnapps...
    Thanks for the recipe Dawn...have a great week :D

  5. What a delicious cup of hot chocolate!

  6. We can't get enough of mint chocolate everything around here...definitely can't wait to try this!

  7. Boy, it's so cold here today (and snowy!) that this really looks like just the thing. Love the addition of the schnapps!

  8. Wowww It looks DELICIOUS and super tempting
    I'd love to make a big cup and share it with my husband :)

  9. I am salivating right now. That recipe sounds incredible. Going to bookmark it! Thanks for sharing it.

    ~ Vashti

  10. this looks SO good! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I am featuring you this week! Be sure to stop by and grab an "I've been featured" button from my sidebar for your blog. I hope you will be able to join us again this week. The post should go live shortly. :-)