Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is my drink of choice in the winter. So for my final drink recipe created for Sweet N Low, I had to include a homemade hot chocolate. But I didn’t want to just do hot chocolate, so I decided to mix things up and share a peppermint hot chocolate recipe. It is the perfect drink for sipping by the fire on Christmas Eve waiting for Santa’s arrival. 

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe
My official taste testers (AKA my daughters) agree that adding a splash of peppermint to a mug of homemade hot chocolate gives it that special Christmastime flavor. Especially when mom adds candy canes!  

For a little extra something-something, substitute 1 oz of peppermint schnapps for the peppermint extract to create a special Christmas cocktail for adult friends and family.  

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate


  • 2 cups of milk**
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract (alternate 1 oz peppermint schnapps)
  • 2 packets of Sweet N Low
  • Mini marshmallows (optional)
  • Mini candy canes (optional)

** Make with your choice of milk or almond milk. Use skim milk to keep this drink “skinny.”  

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Warm milk and chocolate in a small pot over medium heat until chocolate is fully melted and combined with the milk. Add Sweet N Low and peppermint extract.

Serve warm and garnish with mini marshmallows and mini candy canes.

Sweet N Low Peppermint Hot Chocolate
By using zero-calorie Sweet N’ Low to sweeten the hot chocolate, guests can cut down on extra calories while enjoying a warm glass of peppermint hot chocolate! Be sure to follow Sweet ‘N Low on Pinterest for more seasonal drink recipes designed to help you enjoy the sweetness you love without the extra calories.

Be sure to check out my other drink recipes inspired by Sweet N Low.

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