Peppermint Hot Chocolate {With A Grown Up Version!}

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posted: 12/04/15

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This Peppermint Hot Chocolate is absolutely delicious as is, but is amazing and so fun in it’s grown up version! Thank you Horizon for partnering with me for this fun and perfect winter drink!

A woman holding a big mug full of Peppermint Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream, crushed peppermint, and drizzled with chocolate.

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Do you guys remember how I mentioned the other day how hard the holidays feel for me? So I feel like as hard as the holidays are for me . . . . I want them to be that magical and amazing for my kids. Which could explain why I do ALL THE TRADITIONS.

In big white mugs, the Peppermint Hot Chocolate is topped with whipped cream, crushed peppermint, and drizzled with chocolate syrup.

Advent calendars (one for each kid . . . #spoiled), Elf on the Shelf, St. Nick Day, going to look at holiday lights, gingerbread houses, making cookies for santa . . . . all of it. And they love it. I mean, duh, sugar and presents, what’s not to love?

But they love every little piece of it. They talk about the traditions that we haven’t gotten to yet in anticipation. They talk about the one we just did yesterday with an affection and love, like it’s already been a whole year since they had it. It’s amazing and so sweet.

And it makes all the loss that feels so tangible at the holidays that much easier.

And the snow. The snow and the hot chocolate afterwards. It’s a more recent tradition, but one that they are absolutely loving. Like if you spend some time outside, your reward should obviously be some hot chocolate.

In a glass mug, the Peppermint Hot Chocolate is topped with whipped cream, crushed peppermint, and chocolate syrup with two paper straws.

You guys . . . I don’t do the snow. Or the cold. But you know what I do enjoy? A chocolatey cocktail. Which is why I feel really good about adultifying this Peppermint Hot Chocolate for you. It is made absolutely perfect and amazing with some Horizon whole milk, chocolate, and peppermint extract. And then you can adult it up with a little Creme de Cocoa. A perfect version for the kids and a perfect version for you!

Two white mugs filled with the Peppermint Hot Chocolate in front of Horizon Organic Whole Milk.

You guys, we love Horizon milk. We have it on hand all the time for Piper. She kind of flips out every time she sees the red carton. So it was on hand and perfect for this hot chocolate. It makes it so amazingly creamy! Combined with just a little chocolate and some peppermint extract and you have a delicious and amazing drink that seems like it’s from a fancy coffee shop. And you know, just throw in a little extra something something for the grown ups . . . ’tis the season, peeps.

In a glass mug, the Peppermint Hot Chocolate is topped with whipped cream, crushed peppermint, and chocolate syrup with two paper straws.

Make sure you check out where you can find all of Horizon’s products in your area and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter to get tons of great holiday ideas!

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate {With Grown Up Version!}

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Horizon whole milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 oz creme de cocoa optional

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate with milk, stirring consistently.
  • Once fully combined, stir in the peppermint extract. If adding the creme de cocoa, stir in.
  • Pour into glasses and top with whip cream, chocolate sauce, and peppermint crunch candies.
Author: Lisa Longley

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In a glass mug, the Peppermint Hot Chocolate is topped with whipped cream, crushed peppermint, and chocolate syrup with two paper straws.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says

    I am all about cozy drinks! Loving the photos! Pinned.

  2. Roxana says

    This looks wonderful Lisa – totally my kinda hot chocolate!

  3. Karly says

    My kiddos love Horizon milk, too! And they would FLIP for this peppermint hot chocolate!

  4. Rachel Cooks says

    I could use a cup of this right now! It looks amazing and we are a Horizon family too! :)

    PS: Gorgeous photos! ;)

  5. shelly (cookies and cups) says

    I could absolutely drink a warm mug of this… and bring on all the traditions :)

  6. Carolyn says

    Who doesn’t love a big mug of Peppermint Hot Chocolate???

  7. Deborah says

    I’m the same – I go all out for my kids and I feel like we are doing something “holiday” every night. LOVE this hot chocolate – I need a mugfull right now!

  8. naomi says

    My kids love Horizon, naturally, these would send them over the moon!

  9. AnnMarie says

    I’m going to make this for Christmas ,I’m a Peppermint aholic ! Any and Everything
    that is peppermint it love , I have yet to find a peppermint that I didn’t like. And now that I think about nor a Hot Chocolate.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you like it AnnMarie!

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