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Homemade Peppermint Cocoa Recipe

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Peppermint and Chocolate is easily my favorite Christmastime flavor combo. And it’s best enjoyed in the form of a warm beverage. Plus, I always seem to have a million candy canes laying around that I’m never going to eat and this is an excellent way to use them.

The recipe makes a bigger batch—it’s good for company. Leftovers are also great in your morning coffee. Top off a fresh cup of joe with a splash of hot cocoa and you’ve got yourself a peppermint mocha for the road.

Tip: Use the handle of a butter knife to crush the candy cane. Don’t worry if there’s still a few chunks, they’ll dissolve when you heat the cocoa.

Homemade Peppermint Cocoa Recipe Instructions

homemade peppermint cocoa recipe


  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 candy cane, crushed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cup milk
  • Whipped cream, chocolate chips, additional candy canes (optional)


  1. Combine cocoa powder, candy cane and sugar in a medium sauce pan.
  2. Whisk in 1/2 cup milk. Slowly heat over medium heat just until mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Add remaining milk. Cook and stir until heated through, but not boiling.


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Angela is the creator and author of Tulips & Rain who is a 20-something post grad living in the Midwest metropolis of Des Moines. She first created Tulips & Rain to share all of her tasty treats, DIYs and favorite pretty things.

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