- This can be made with skim, 1%, 2%, or whole milk. The higher the fat in the milk the richer the hot chocolate will be.
- The chocolate chips that are used in this recipe should be high-quality chocolate. I like using Ghiradelli.
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips are recommended for this recipe, but for a lighter chocolate flavor, you can use milk chocolate for half of the chocolate.
- Top with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candy or marshmallows.
- If you have leftovers store them in a container in the refrigerator.
- To reheat simply heat in the microwave or on the stove to the desired temperature.
Steps for making Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps
In a medium saucepan heat 1 cup of the milk over medium heat to simmer.
Add the chocolate to the milk and stir until the chocolate melts.
Add the remaining milk and whisk in until the chocolate and the milk is heated. Do not bring to a boil.
Add the schnapps to a mug/cup and fill the rest with the hot chocolate. Top with sweetened whipped cream and crushed peppermint candy if desired.
Check out these additional recipes you may enjoy:
Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps
- 4 cups milk
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips about 3/4 cup
- 4 1/2 ounces peppermint schnapps more or less per taste (divided)
- sweetened whipped cream and peppermint candies optional
- In a medium saucepan heat, 1 cup of the milk over medium heat to simmer
- Add the chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate is melted.
- Add the remaining milk and whisk until the milk and chocolate is heated. Do not boil.
- Add the peppermint schnapps to a cup or a mug and fill with the hot chocolate
- Top with sweetened whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies or marshmallows if desired.
- Use higher fat milk for a richer cup of hot chocolate.
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips are used for this recipe, but for a light taste of chocolate use half milk chocolate chips and half semi-sweet chocolate chips.
- Do not boil the milk.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove to the desired temperature.
This recipe was originally published on February 4, 2014. It has been updated with new content and pictures on December 22, 2020.