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Peppermint Coffee Hot Chocolate
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Peppermint Coffee Hot Chocolate

Ring in the holiday season with a rich, creamy, hot chocolate spiked with peppermint and caffeine!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 cups coffee
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 oz semi sweet chocolate
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • Whipped Cream
  • Small candy cane for garnish


  • Heat ½ cup of the milk and chocolate on low in a sauce pan and whisk to combine as it melts.
  • In separate pan on low heat, whisk the egg yolk until smooth and heated, being careful not to curdle. (excessive heat will curdle the yolk)
  • Slowly add chocolate mixture by the spoonful into egg yolks, while whisking continually. Add the remaining milk and peppermint extract and heat to temperature.
  • Add hot coffee and serve with whipped cream on top and peppermint candy cane for garnish.


Egg yolk can be omitted but I recommend using it because it adds a delectably thick and creamy mouthfeel.