Creamy Peppermint Hot Chocolate

I know it’s only early November but I’m already in the holiday spirit.   The Halloween directions are still up but they will soon be replaced with snowmen and penguins.  The aisles of the stores are slowly starting to fill up with colorful holiday lights and ornaments.  Soon we’ll be smelling fresh pine (after we begrudgingly carry the tree home), the cats stockings will be hung and I will start to hum Christmas songs while baking cookies.   I love this time of the year, don’t you?

What’s another reason why I love this time of the year?  Seasonal products are out and recipes  are ready to be made.   One of my favorites is here folks.  Let’s just take a minute and look at this beauty.

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Sigh.  Sigh.  Sigh.

Coffee-mate’s Peppermint Mocha Creamer is here and I yell in happiness!  When I saw it in the grocery store I screamed in excitement and told Matthew quickly, and then I continued talking to him crazily to only turn around and realize I was talking to a much older gentleman who was confused. I apologized quickly, found Matthew and glared at him, and then continued to discuss this Peppermint Mocha and all the ways I planned on using it.

This season Coffee-mate has 3 seasonal flavors and I say we buy them all and have one heck of a party!  The seasonal flavors are only available through December so get them and stock up! 
Seasonal flavors include:

  • Dark Chocolate Fudge – Rich, dark and indulgent like only chocolate fudge can be. Enjoy a cup of coffee that’s every chocolate lover’s dream come true.
  • Peppermint Mocha – Enjoy one of the season’s most popular flavors! Let the comfort of crisp peppermint and chocolatey mocha warm you up this holiday season.
  • Eggnog Latte – What would the holidays be without the flavor of Eggnog? Invite over some guests and prepare a holiday flavored latte for everyone on your list.

Coffee-mate’s smooth, creamy taste has been perfected to not only complement coffee, but to bring out the best in it.  And it doesn’t stop at coffee,  let your mind wonder!  We’re talking bundt cakes, hot chocolate (hello there), lattes and so much more!   

What’s one of my favorite Winter time drinks? Hot chocolate of course! I can drink hot chocolate all day long to be honest, but that would leave me napping all day, so I like to save it for when we come in after a cold day or for dessert.    As soon as I brought home the Peppermint Mocha I gathered the supplies and hot chocolate was made!  We clinked glasses, sipped our hot chocolates and stared at each other nodding.  You know the nod, it’s one of those “Oh yeah, this is good.  Oh yeah, let’s just cherish this moment.”. 

Let’s all say a sweet hello to Creamy Peppermint Hot Chocolate.  Hello beautiful.

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I worked hard to get those candy canes by the way. I was the official first person to buy them at my  local grocery.  I saw the box sitting in the aisle unopened and I tore it open like a mad woman to get the first pack of candy canes out!  Then I raised them in the air and told Matthew to cheer with me but he wouldn’t.  

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So please make sure to grab some Peppermint Mocha when you see it!  You deserve this hot chocolate!

Creamy Peppermint Hot Chocolate
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  2. 1/2 cup Coffee-mate Peppermint Mocha
  3. 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
  4. 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  5. 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  6. 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  7. 1 1/2 cup Hot Water
  8. Candy Canes (optional)
  9. Mini Marshmallows (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat combined condensed milk, Coffee-mate Peppermint Mocha, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt. Mix until well combined and heated.
  2. Add hot water, continue stirring until mixed thoroughly. Do not let it boil.
  3. Add mini marshmallows on top and a candy cane on the glass edge.
  4. Enjoy.
Notes
  1. Servings: 2
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Comments
  1. Sarah | The Sugar Hit

    OH MAN. I am so psyched for the Holidays.

    • Pamela

      Me too Sarah, high 5!

  2. Liz

    What a quick way to make hot chocolate even more special! Perfect for after sledding or caroling :)

    • Pamela

      Definitely a perfect drink for post sledding! :)

  3. Amy (Savory Moments)

    Peppermint hot chocolate is one of my favorites. I make it every year when my husband and I drive around the neighborhood to look at all the Christmas light displays. Looks really festive!

    • Pamela

      I love light displays, that seems like such a beautiful night! :)

  4. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent

    Love! I can almost hear the Christmas carols in my head :)

    • Pamela

      I just hope it isn’t me singing them! ;)

  5. Julia | JuliasAlbum.com

    Your homemade hot chocolate looks so delicious! And, I can feel the breeze of the peppermint! :)

    • Pamela

      Thanks so much Julia!

  6. Louisa [Living Lou]

    I made a similar hot cocoa recipe last winter – it’s the perfect way to indulge!

    • Pamela

      Yum Louisa!

  7. Monet

    Yes, please. I love seasonal treats like this…and we are about to get a round of snow…this hot chocolate would be perfect! Thank you for sharing it!

    • Pamela

      Enjoy Monet! Stay warm! :)

  8. Marcie

    When I think of Christmas, my first thoughts are of gingerbread and the peppermint chocolate combo. This looks delicious — you’ve gotten me in the holiday spirit!

    • Pamela

      So happy to hear that Marcie! :)

  9. Tandy | Lavender and Lime

    oh emmm gee – what a treat!

    • Pamela

      Definitely Tandy!

  10. Kelly

    Yum, this looks delicious Pamela! I love curling up with a cup of hot chocolate during the holidays especially with seasonal flavors like this. I can almost taste the wonderful peppermint flavor just thinking about it :)

    • Pamela

      Thanks Kelly! That sounds like a perfect evening to me. :)

  11. holly ; the hobbit kitchen

    eeeee this post makes me so happy! i can’t wait to start drinking these delicious christmas drinks, if only i could get my hands on some of this coffee mate :’( i love the candy canes, too!
    the hobbit kitchen x

    • Pamela

      Thanks Holly! Happy Early Holidays! :)

  12. Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies

    Holiday beverages are one of my favorite parts of this time of year, too! Especially love anything peppermint flavored. I’ve never tried that flavor of coffeemate, though. I’ll definitely have to give it a spin.

    BTW, I haven’t taken down our Halloween decorations, either. I’m hoping to hold out until this weekend : )

    • Pamela

      Hope you try it Jamie, I also enjoyed it in my tea yesterday. :)

      It hurts me to take down the Halloween decorations because they are too darn cute. Maybe I should try a Christmas/Halloween mixture this year! ;)

  13. We might be food-soul-mates. I saw the eggnog creamer at Target yesterday and squeed with delight until I realized I couldnt find Josh and he was hiding all the way across the store, pretending he didn’t even know me. I’m obsessed with hot chocolate, so I know this will make it into my wintertime rotation :)

    • Pamela

      Your story made me laugh. Target, the land of dreams! :)

  14. Laura @ The Rookie Cook

    Yummy, this peppermint hot chocolate sounds dee-licious!

    • Pamela

      I can vouch that it’s delicious! Thanks Laura!

  15. Karly

    My kids would totally flip for this hot chocolate! Love the use of creamer!

    • Pamela

      Thanks Karly!

  16. I’m not a big mint person, but I love the idea of using coffee flavor for hot chocolate!

    • Pamela

      Enjoy Jennifer!

  17. Pam

    My coffee tastes totally boring now. This looks amazing!

    • Pamela

      Hope you give it a try Pam!

  18. This hot coca is making me excited for Christmas!

    • Pamela

      So happy to hear Nicole!

  19. Beth @ bethcakes

    I’ve used Coffee-Mate’s creamers in cupcakes before and they were wonderful! My family and I are big fans of that peppermint mocha. I really want to try the dark chocolate fudge, though!

    • Pamela

      The Dark Chocolate Fudge is amazing! I’ll be making a cake with it soon! :)

  20. Ash-foodfashionparty

    Is it weird that I’m not a big big fan of peppermint..I like to just chew on it but not in my desserts, but hey, my hubby loves it and this looks like a great idea for christmas parties.

    • Pamela

      One great thing about this hot chocolate is the peppermint is definitely not overwhelming (or you can make it so by adding more), but still has that yummy fresh smell! Hope your husband likes it!

  21. Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron

    I’m definitely going to stock up on this peppermint mocha creamer next time I spot it! And I’m making this hot chocolate all season long.. yay! LOL at the grocery store incident. :D

    • Pamela

      I think that’s a great idea Ruby! Enjoy!

  22. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker

    Can it be Christmas already? This makes me want my tree up, fireplace going and a peppermint hot cocoa!!

    • Pamela

      It’s such an exciting time of the year!

  23. Oh wow – condensed milk and peppermint mocha in hot choclate! Brilliant!

    • Pamela

      Glad you liked this Sashi! :)

  24. Shundara@SavyNaturalista

    Perfect for the chili weather ahead..

    • Pamela

      Enjoy Shundara! Stay warm. :)

  25. Emma

    Ohhh I seriously love hot chocolate and flavoured hot chocolate is the best, I just hope we see this product in the UK because I am all about shortcuts. Love it all the same :)

    • Pamela

      Enjoy Emma! Hope you’re able to find it!

  26. Suzanne

    I love the holiday’s and love hot drinks, hot cocoa being my favorite. I have never tried this coffeemate but will, it sounds delicious in the hot chocolate.

    • Pamela

      Hope you give it a try Suzanne, I fell in love with it!

  27. Koko

    Hahah you are hilarious. I have had a similar grocery store experience….it happens too easily!! Enjoy your warming, lovely drinks :-)

    • Pamela

      Thanks Koko! Hope you’re well! :)

  28. This is some serious hot chocolate! I have to try all those creamer flavors, they sound like they would make coffee truly divine. This hot chocolate looks so creamy and rich! Mmmm, perfect for winter mornings. I have a feeling this would make every morning decadent!

    • Pamela

      This hot chocolate is definitely creamy, I love it on a cold morning!

  29. Oh yum! Love hot chocolate and the seasonal Coffee-mate flavors!

    • Pamela

      Glad you like them Christin!

  30. Lexi

    I am looooving the photography in this post. Just beautiful!

    • Pamela

      Aww, thanks Lexi!

  31. Monica

    I love the holidays, Pamela. We just enjoyed our first batch of hot chocolate over the weekend and I can’t wait for all the hot chocolate/dessert breaks we like to sit down and savor throughout the holiday season. This post has me even more in the holiday spirit.

    • Pamela

      So happy to hear you’re in the holiday spirit Monica! :)

  32. Serena

    Beautiful photos! Keep warm in Brooklyn…I’m sure to do the same in St. Louis with peppermint cocoa!

    • Pamela

      Enjoy Serena!

  33. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

    I love how holiday-y this beverage is! Love the peppermint here. I’m intrigued with the condensed milk, as I have never used it in cocoa. Can’t wait to give this one a try. Thanks for the great post Pamela! I love getting into the holiday spirit. ;)

    • Pamela

      Let me know how you like it Anne! :)

  34. Joanne

    This is going to be a daily treat, methinks. I am such a sucker for anything peppermint chocolate-y!

    • Pamela

      Enjoy Joanne!

  35. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    Hot chocolate is one of my favorite drinks this season! This looks so yummaaaaay. :)

    • Pamela

      Enjoy Tina!

  36. Dan from Platter Talk

    Such a nice job here, Pamela with this holiday beverage! Just stopping by to see what you had brewing and so happy that I did!

    • Pamela

      Glad to see you stopping by Dan! :)

  37. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    I’ve just made cookies and I’d love to have a big mug of hot chocolate too. This one looks amazing, Pamela :D I love holiday stuff/baking! Favorite season of the year, yay!

    • Pamela

      Me too Consuelo! Enjoy it!

  38. Abbe@This is How I Cook

    I am so ready for some hot choco! And with or without the peppermint, this recipe sounds killer. I’ve never tried condensed milk in hot chocolate before. And my daughter loves peppermint so I might have to surprise her when she comes home.

    • Pamela

      Hope you give this recipe a shot Abbe! Enjoy, hope your daughter likes it! :)

  39. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes

    I’m totally with you on being in the holiday spirit already! Love this idea!

    • Pamela

      Thanks Ashley!

  40. Cecile @ My Yellow Farmhouse

    I am a super BIG fan of Coffee-mate – in fact, if I don’t have any of their Hazelnut – I don’t really enjoy my coffee. The first thing I do – each & every morning – is make myself a cup of mocha coffee in using my little 0ne cup Brew ‘n Go. I put some Hershey’s ‘Special Dark’ Cocoa in my cup, then make my coffee as usual.
    Then I top it off with my Coffee-mate Hazlenut… and I can then begin my day. (Actually, the very first thing I do is uncover my two parakeets and wish them a good morning – then I make my coffee!)

    • Pamela

      Cocoa sounds pretty amazing in a cup! I’ve been making peppermint earl grey tea the last few days for my morning cup, yum!

  41. Cecile @ My Yellow Farmhouse

    PS – I keep any leftover candy canes in a zip lock bag. Just like any other hard candy – they last & last. You inspired me with this post – I’m gonna make me some Mocha Hazelnut Peppermint Coffee tomorrow morning!
    I only have enough Coffee-mate for one more cup… I foresee a trip to the store… ; o )

    • Pamela

      Enjoy! Hope it’s a good one! :)

  42. laurasmess

    Haaaa! I can completely imagine you in the grocery store. Candy cane TRIUMPH!!! (I would’ve cheered; humph, husbands just don’t understand how amazing it can be to find something awesome on a supermarket shelf/floor). Anyway, back to this hot chocolate. YUM. I don’t know if that coffee mate stuff is sold here in Aussieland but I will search tirelessly. Possibly collapse in a defeated heap at the grocery store (which would lead Aaron to potentially walk a few metres away, watching me curiously) but not without effort! xx

    • Pamela

      I thought it was worth at least a little cheer, or a hip hip hooray, but I got nothing but embarrassed looks. It’s a joyous occasion! Hope you find this creamer – enjoy this hot chocolate!

  43. So wishing I could reach through the screen and grab a mug of this warm chocolatey goodness! Also eggnog latte–that flavor is needed in my life ASAP!

    • Pamela

      Agreed, so excited to try it too!

  44. I don’t care that it is only November, I am totally ready for Christmas! It helps that I am from Canada and we have already had our Thanksgiving so we can go all out into the holiday spirit!

    • Pamela

      Go on with that holiday spirit Mallory! :) Enjoy!

  45. ashley - baker by nature

    This looks so creamy and decadent!

    • Pamela

      Thanks Ashley!

  46. Mr. & Mrs. P

    Need to try this flavor.. We just did a similar one with the pumpkin spice… =)

    • Pamela

      I love that pumpkin spice!

  47. im a big fan of anything peppermint. Since I am not much of a thanksgiving person, I just want xmas to be here :)

    • Pamela

      I love it too Dixya!

  48. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    We made peppermint hot chocolate with marshmallows last year — your version looks scrumptious!!

    • Pamela

      Hope you give it a try this holiday season Kiran!

  49. Tiffany | baking at tiffanys

    Yum, I love holiday drinks too. Peppermint and chocolate is always a winning combo. I always look forward to the pumpkin latte this time of year too. Can Coffee Mate come out with one for that? :)

    • Pamela

      Have you tried the Pumpkin Spice flavor? It’s amazing!

  50. Aimee / Wallflower Girl

    I’ve never been a hot chocolate drinker (despite being completely addicted to chocolate) but this is making me want some so bad… those candy canes and marshmallows with the peppermint flavouring – so Christmassy and tempting!

    • Pamela

      Hope you give it a try, it is sure to put you in a super holiday mood!

  51. Sophie33

    Oooh waw, what a great indulged hot drink,…It looks very scrumptious too! Yummmm!

    • Pamela

      Thanks Sophie!

  52. Shelby S http://bellabakes.net

    YES!

    • Pamela

      High 5!

  53. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    I love it! I’ve never heard of Peppermint Mocha creamer before, but it sounds fabulous! I can totally imagine having this on a chilly winter night! Perfect!!!! I’ve always loved hot chocolate. The smell alone will get you, but then the drink? Totally delivers!!!! Yum…

    • Pamela

      This is a double chocolate dream! Enjoy Kristi!

  54. Andi @ The Weary Chef

    I am so making this! My oldest son especially loves mint, so he will flip out especially if I put the candy cane in :) Thanks!

  55. anna @ annamayeveryday

    This looks so sweet with the candy cane and I bet it was delicious, chocolate and mint is such a great, classic combination!

    • Pamela

      I love chocolate and mint together, love that cooling taste. Enjoy!

  56. Johlene

    Hey! I wish I could find peppermint hot choc here in Spain! I love the way you decorated these with the candy canes :-) Xx

  57. Laura@baking in pyjamas

    It sucks we don’t get that here in the UK, I’d love one right now. Looks yummy!

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