5 from 29 votes
Spiked Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Spiked Hot Chocolate
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
12 mins

Perfect, spiked hot chocolate featuring an easy, homemade hot chocolate recipe with vanilla vodka, and Kahlua.

Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 419 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract (optional)
  • 5 ounces (about 2/3 cup) Original Kahlua or Mocha Kahlua
  • 2 1/2 ounces (about 1/3 cup) high-quality vanilla vodka
  • whipped cream optional
  • crushed peppermint candy optional
  1. In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and water and whisk to combine.
  2. Allow mixture to come to a rapid simmer, and pour in milk and cream. Stir often until heated through. Remove from the heat. 

  3. Add the vanilla and peppermint extract (if using), Kahlua and vanilla vodka, and stir once more.

  4. Ladle into a mug, top with whipped cream and crushed peppermint (if desired). Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

If you can find Peppermint-Mocha Kahlua, this can be used and the peppermint extract within this recipe can be omitted.

Nutrition Facts
Spiked Hot Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 419 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 163mg7%
Potassium 244mg7%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 895IU18%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 153mg15%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.