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5 Minute Hot Chocolate | Thick, creamy, homemade hot chocolate, made easily in just 5 minutes! Add a bit of peppermint extract for a kiss of festive peppermint flavor! | http://thechunkychef.com
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Creamy Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Kiss those packets goodbye and make some EASY and lusciously creamy hot chocolate! Add some peppermint, or some alcohol for an adult version!
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Chunky Chef


  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup chocolate chips I used milk chocolate, but use your favorite variety
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp peppermint extract optional


  • Add milk and half and half to a medium pan and heat over MED heat until simmering around the edges, but not boiling.
  • Lower the heat slightly, and add in chocolate. Whisk continuously until chocolate is melted.
  • Add in cornstarch and peppermint extract (if using) and continue whisking until smooth and velvety.
  • Serve with whipped cream, drizzle of chocolate syrup, marshmallows, peppermint sticks or crushed candy canes.
  • Replace regular chocolate chips with white chocolate chips and continue with the recipe