Mint Hot Chocolate

  • Yield: 4 servings


6sticks peppermint, for serving
9ounces peppermint schnapps
-- Whipped cream, for topping
6ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate
1quart milk


Heat 1 cup of the milk in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add chocolate, stirring constantly, until melted. When the chocolate has melted, increase heat to medium and add the remainder of the milk while whisking rapidly. Do not allow to boil.
Serve in small cups fortified with a jigger (1 1/2 ounces) of peppermint schnapps and a dollop of whipped cream. Add a peppermint stick to stir. If transporting in a thermos, heat thermos up with hot water to get it warm for 1 minute. Pour water out and fill with hot chocolate.