Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

It’s such a classic. But I’ve come to realize something.  Crème de Menthe is sweet. Hot chocolate is usually quite sweet, too. Together they are cloying. 

BUT!  Did you know you can make hot chocolate out of any bar of high quality dark chocolate that you’ve got on hand? It’s the miracle cure for the best ever peppermint hot chocolate! 

Bitter, dark, pure chocolate melted into steaming milk, then spiked with crème de menthe. Now that’s how you make a great peppermint hot chocolate - for adults only, of course.

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We’ve been itching to make peppermint hot chocolate ever since we brewed our very own Crème de Menthe. After a gorgeous Colorado evening spent sledding as the sun set over the mountains…we could not delay any longer.

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

  • 1 cup (8 oz) milk
  • 2 oz dark chocolate  (we used Green’s 85% dark and Lindt 90% dark with success)
  • 1 Tbsp Crème de Menthe
Serves 1
Heat the milk on the stovetop until gently steaming. Add the dark chocolate, broken into chunks, and whisk briskly until dissolved.  I like the frothiness this helps create, but I don’t think vigorous whisking is required.
Pour into mugs, then add the 1 Tbsp of Crème de Menthe. Stir, then top with whipped cream and crushed peppermint.


  1. oH this looks perfect! this needs to happen for me.

  2. This looks amazing. I'd like some right now!

  3. this recipe look phenomenal - just perfect for this time of year. i'm doing a holiday post tomorrow and plan on leaving a link to think post for my followers to check out. i hope that's ok by you - if not, let me know : )

    awesome blog - i'm your newest follower. thanks for the holiday inspiration.


  4. Thank you for the mention, Cailen!

  5. It may cause a slight sting if you have a sensitive teeth. Though nothing beats the sweet treat with its flavor.

  6. Yum!! I am making chocolate soon!!


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