This Peppermint Eggnog Hot Chocolate is a great holiday drink that can be prepared in less than 10 minutes. Eggnog, water, and cocoa powder are whisked together and heated, then flavored with peppermint extract. I topped the hot chocolate with some whipped cream (you can also use marshmallow creme) and crushed candy canes.
The amount of sugar you add depends on the type of eggnog you use. I sweetened the hot chocolate (and the whipped cream) with a bit of vanilla sugar.
I used commercial organic eggnog, but you can also make your own.
Looking for more holiday ideas? Here is a round-up of my holiday recipes:
Peppermint Eggnog Hot Chocolate
Adapted from Trial and Eater
1 cup water
3/4 cup eggnog
2 tablespoons cocoa or cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Sugar to taste
Whipped cream or marshmallow creme for topping
Crushed candy canes for topping
In a medium saucepan, whisk together water, eggnog, and cocoa powder over medium heat until smooth and heated through. Taste and add sugar if desired to taste. Mix in peppermint extract.
Serve immediately in a large mug topped with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.