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Homemade Dark Chocolate Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cocoa

Homemade Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Hot Cocoa

Deanna Underwood
Indulge in this tasty peppermint flavored hot chocolate that is perfect for the holidays!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4


  • 4 cups milk whole, almond, cashew
  • 3 tablespoons Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 4 packets Sweet'N Low
  • 8 mini candy canes
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt


  • Bring milk to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  • Add cocoa powder, vanilla, salt, Sweet'N Low and 4 mini candy canes. Stir to combine thoroughly, and be sure the candy canes are completely melted.
  • Pour into mugs and garnish each with whipped cream and remaining candy canes.
  • Sip and enjoy!