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Peppermint hot chocolate

This peppermint hot chocolate is sweet, flavourful and satisfying. Here’s how to make two deliciously minty mugfuls.
Course: Drinks and smoothies
Cuisine: British
Keyword: chocolate, drink, drinks, hot chocolate, hot drink, peppermint
Servings: 2 drinks
Author: Emily Leary


  • 500 ml a2 semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 ½ tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • A handful of marshmallows optional
  • 2 sprigs of mint optional


  • In a pan, warm the milk, sugar and peppermint extract over a medium heat until just coming up to the boil, then turn the heat right down.
  • In a bowl or mug, mix the cocoa with a couple of spoonfuls of the milk until you have a paste, then pour the mixture into the milk – this is what helps avoid lumps.
  • Whisk vigorously until froth forms on the surface (my favourite part) then decant into mugs.
  • Top with marshmallows and a sprig of mint if you wish.