Creamy Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Serves 2


2 cups 2% milk (use whole milk if you want it richer)
5 ounces dark chocolate (about 60% cocoa or higher), very finely chopped
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
2 or 3 drops Peppermint extract
1 pinch salt


1. In a small saucepan over medium heat bring the milk to a simmer and stir occasionally until steaming, but not boiling. About 10 minutes.

2. Stir in the chocolate, sugar, extract, and pinch of salt and continue to stir over medium heat until the chocolate is completely dissolved. As the chocolate begins to dissolve completely whisk the mixture to create some foamy froth.

3. Pour into two latte bowls and enjoy!

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

For regular hot chocolate simply omit the peppermint extract. You can also experiment with the chocolate and sugar amounts. For a more bitter chocolate only add two teaspoons of sugar, or even less. For a milder hot chocolate use a milkier chocolate bar instead. You can even try this with white chocolate! For mommy’s little helper use Peppermint Schnapps instead of extract. (I won’t tell anyone!)

Naptime Stopwatch

5 minutes prep, 20 minutes cook time

Naptime Reviews

This delicious hot chocolate is rich and frothy – the perfect anecdote to cold weather!

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