CHRISTMAS HOT CHOCOLATE- A scrumptious taste of chocolate and peppermint

Christmas is the perfect time to make hot chocolate. But not just any hot chocolate… peppermint hot chocolate! It’s a great way to put all those candy canes to good use! I think of hot chocolate as a liquid dessert. It’s a special treat so you want to to be worth it. It should be scrumptious and leave you very satisfied! The Christmas season is the best time to serve this velvety drink along with a couple cookies! This hot chocolate is especially easy to make because your slow cooker does all the work! Let’s make Christmas Peppermint Hot Chocolate!


A velvety chocolate peppermint drink.
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  • 1 TBS cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 5 oz. bittersweet chocolate roughly chopped
  • 1 quart whole milk 4 cups
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 7 candy canes finely crushed. I crush mine in the food processor


  • Mix the cocoa with the hot water to make a thin paste.
  • Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. If the chocolate does not melt after the first hour turn the slow cooker on high for the last hour stirring every 30 minutes.
  • Serve with marshmallows drizzled with chocolate syrup.


CHRISTMAS HOT CHOCOLATE- A scrumptious taste of chocolate and peppermint



  1. This sounds so good and love the idea of the slow cooker. Thank yu for posting. Going to have to try this out this christmas

  2. Oh, my goodness that looks warm inviting and scrumptious… Going to try it out… thank you for all your inspiration!

  3. Love hot cocoa at Christmas time… done right it is decadent and so delicious. I never thought of chocolate drizzle on the marshmallows but I will this year. Yuuummmm. Thanks so much.

  4. Great idea making it in the crockpot! I’m going to try this for a work luncheon 🙂 Can’t wait to hear all the ohhs and ahhhs.

  5. Thank you for another delicious recipe! I am making this to serve when I have a group of young moms here for our Christmas gathering. The perfect drink to serve on a cold Michigan evening during the Christmas season. I am sure it will be a hit. Thank you!

  6. My favorite flavor combinations! I love hot fudge over peppermint ice-cream or over peppermint ice cream in a cream puff. Yummy

  7. This recipe looks so easy and delicious. Thank you for sharing with us! I have printed it and will make it for Christmas Eve. Thanks! Jill

  8. Instead of the candy canes, try peppermint schnapps and hang a miniature candy cane from the rim of cup. Guarantee to warm you up on a cold Winter night.

  9. One of my most favorite memories of childhood is a warm cup of cocoa. Now, well beyond childhood, I confess a hot cuppa cocoa still warms my heart and makes me happy. Thanks for the new recipe to try and another use for the crock pot.
    Merry Christmas ?

  10. Luv my Xmas music – it’s been on since thaksgiving

    Getting ready to put your slow cooker hot cocoa on
    Thks for all the infro

  11. going out today to purchase the items on your list to make this fab Christmas Peppermint hot coco, that I do not have. After today, the weather suppose to get bad/blistering cold, I want to be prepared. YUMMY!

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