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Decadent Peppermint Hot Chocolate with Toasted Marshmallows
Decadent Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
This hot chocolate is over the top with heavy cream and toasted marshmallows! It also makes a giant 10 oz mug!
Servings: 1 large mug
Author: Cynthia Rusincovitch
  • 8 oz milk
  • 2 oz heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 mini candy canes + more for decorating crushed
  • marshmallows
  • honey to coat the rim of the mug water also works
  • honey or sugar to taste
  1. In a small pan heat the milk, heavy cream, and the cocoa powder. Stirring constantly. Don't bring it to a boil. Add the candy canes and the peppermint extract, until the candy canes have melted. Add your desired amount of sweetener. (General rule of thumb for hot chocolate is 2:1, sugar to cocoa powder. But the candy canes add a lot of sugar, so start with 1:1 and sneak a taste and adjust to your preference.)
  2. Remove from heat, and coat the rim of the mug with honey and dip it in a bowl with the small broken pieces of the candy canes. I just put some in a ziploc bag and crush it with the back of a wooden spoon.
  3. Pour in the hot coco and top it with some marshmallows. Carefully 'burn" the marshmallows with a kitchen torch or lighter and serve.
  4. Top with some extra crushed candy canes!