Adult Hot Chocolate

Welcome to day nine of The Twelve Boozy Days of Christmas!

I could really use a mug of this hot chocolate right now. I’m absolutely freezing! If anyone wants to send me on a trip to somewhere tropical I’ll go….gladly 🙂

Now, about the hot chocolate. I made it by warming whole milk, heavy cream and sugar. Once warm I just whisked in chopped chocolate. Oh my talk about delicious. Adding a splash of peppermint schnapps totally put it over the top. A little minty, a lot chocolty and tons of deliciousness…yum!



Adult Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 mugs hot chocolate

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


1 cup whole milk
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
3-4 ounces semisweet chocolate - chopped (depends on how chocolaty you want it)
3 ounces peppermint schnapps (1 1/2 oz. per cup)


Simmer the milk, cream and sugar together until just boiling. Whisk in the chocolate and whisk until melted. Don't boil. You can either mix all the peppermint schnapps into the hot chocolate or use 1 1/2 oz. schnapps in each cup of hot chocolate. Top with whipped cream and garnish with candy cane if desired.

This recipe will make 2 large cups of hot chocolate.


7 Responses to “Adult Hot Chocolate”

  1. #
    Joanne — December 9, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    You’ve got me dreaming about dumping creme de menthe in some hot chocolate. Oy.

  2. #
    5 Star Foodie — December 10, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Loving the addition of peppermint schnapps!

  3. #
    Katerina — December 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Now that’s the thing for me. I just love chocolate.

  4. #
    Tiffany — December 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Now this is the all time Christmas drink!

  5. #
    Sue — December 11, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    This sounds perfectly delicious! I’m just going to substitute peppermint extract. I love the pink sugar on top:) Thanks!

  6. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — December 13, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Umm… That looks amazing! That is sooooo my kind of drink 🙂


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