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Peppermint Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


5 cups

Updated: Feb. 15, 2022
Add a festive touch to your next cup of drinking chocolate. The red velvet pairs nicely with the traditional peppermint and chocolate flavor combination. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor, Culinary
Peppermint Red Velvet Hot Chocolate Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 7 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Dash salt
  • Optional: Sweetened whipped cream, candy canes and marshmallows


  1. In a large saucepan, heat cream over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan (do not boil). Remove from the heat; whisk in the chocolates, food coloring, extract and salt until smooth. Return to the heat; cook and stir until heated through. Pour into mugs; top with whipped cream, candy canes and marshmallows.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 512 calories, 34g fat (23g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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