Chocolate Mocha Mint Hot Cocoa Recipe

At this time of year, my mint hot chocolate addiction usually swings into full gear, but a certain donut shop has not been so cooperative in having my specialty available for me.  Thus, I have been forced to make my own.  I shouldn’t really complain because it’s much cheaper and certainly more convenient.  Oh, and it can easily be turned into a fun adult beverage, if that’s your thing.  I know it’s my thing.

Chocolate Mocha Mint Hot Cocoa
So yummy and so easy.  You can use any packaged hot chocolate as your base for this recipe, but I went with the Ghirardelli Chocolate Mocha Hot Cocoa.  It’s a very rich and indulgent flavor, and it makes me feel a little extra fancy when I drink it.

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Chocolate Mocha Mint Hot Cocoa
  • 8 oz milk
  • 3 tbsp Ghirardelli Chocolate Mocha Hot Cocoa
  • 1 oz Peppermint Schnapps OR
  • ½ oz Peppermint Syrup
  1. Pour your choice of peppermint into a mug
  2. Heat milk in a small saucepan
  3. Add hot cocoa and stir
  4. Heat, while stirring, until steaming. Be careful not to boil it.
  5. Add the hot cocoa to your mug of peppermint. I like to stir it with a candy cane.
  6. Don't forget the whipped cream!


The idea of getting cozy in front of a fireplace with a mug of spiked hot chocolate is very appealing to me.  Unfortunately, I don’t have the fireplace, but I can have my adult mint hot chocolate any time I want.  Again, you can opt for using peppermint syrup in the recipe if you prefer it that way.  It will be just as delicious; I promise!

About Denise

Denise is the owner of Game On Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is the mother of a 7-year-old boy and a 8-year-old girl, she eats too much pizza, and a tangled Slinky is no match for her.


  1. Mmmmm….Schnapps will make this eeeeeven better! I like your thinkin!
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  2. Oh yum! I pinned this bad boy to try asap! This sounds so delicious!
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  3. This looks so good! I love hot cocoa and simple recipes…thanks for sharing.
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  4. Jennifer Dysart says:

    Oh my goodness this sounds so yummy, simple, and quick, thank you for the recipe!

  5. This is a great flavor.

  6. Mya Murphy says:

    That looks wonderful right now in these cold temps…

  7. looks good

  8. shelly peterson says:

    YUM! This looks delicious.

  9. This sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  10. Wow – that looks so yummy right about now 🙂

  11. mary gardner says:

    That looks great and I love the addition of the peppermint schnapps!

  12. Susan Smith says:

    This sounds yummy, especially and these cold winter days.

  13. Yum! This sounds so delicious and easy! I’ll have to try it!

  14. That candy cane complements the looks of the mocha! Great photo!

  15. Jill Myrick says:

    Oh this looks so delicious. and perfect for a cold winter night or morning. Two of my favorite flavors blended together. I will definitely be trying this recipe.


  16. Dianna Thomas says:

    oh my gosh!!! YUMMMMMO— well you got my attention when you said “1 oz Peppermint Schnapps” it has got to be good– and perhaps will be tried here tomorrow night—YES!!!!!!

  17. Julia Cosgrove says:

    This sounds great- cannot wait to try.

  18. I love Starbucks half sweet white chocolate peppermint mocha and this would be a perfect at home version. I need to run out and get some Schnapps now!

  19. Richard Hicks says:

    Yum! Could drink a couple of these in one sitting!

  20. Wow, this looks heavenly!!!! I’m liking that Schnapps idea too! 🙂

  21. I don’t like mint but the rest sounds good