This warming treat is the perfect accompaniment for a walk through the snow: A hint of peppermint schnapps will give everyone a little pep in their step. Think of it as more of a dessert than a beverage, as this hot chocolate is a bit of a splurge. Canned coconut milk gives it full-bodied richness and makes it an indulgence. Molly explains that "coconut goes well with chocolate and mint, so it really brings this hot chocolate together nicely."

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Recipe Summary test

15 mins
15 mins
Serves 8 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk together first 7 ingredients in a large saucepan. Heat over medium until very warm. Remove from heat; stir in schnapps. Garnish with peppermint sticks and marshmallows, if desired.


Nutrition Facts

185 calories; fat 6.5g; saturated fat 5g; mono fat 0.3g; protein 5g; carbohydrates 27g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 5mg; iron 1mg; sodium 66mg; calcium 74mg; sugars 19g; added sugar 16g.