Hot Chocolate Peppermint Shots

Apr 8, 2022

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1 Cup of prepared Hot Chocolate 

½ Cup Peppermint Schnapps

6 Tbsp. Whipped Cream

1 Small peppermint candy cane, finely crushed


1. Make the Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix and then prepare one cup of hot chocolate.  Heat your hot chocolate on the stove until warm (not too hot).
2. Take the pot off the stove and add the schnapps.  Put back on the stove and warm through.  Do not boil.  Just bring to a simmer.
3. Pour the hot chocolate into six 2 Oz. shot glasses.
4.  Top each shot glass with a tablespoon of whipped cream and a little crushed peppermint.  Enjoy.

NOTE: OK, these are fun little “thanks for coming” treats for your guests. Hot Chocolate Peppermint Shots are a great way to end a night or start the dessert course at your next party. Whether you make my hot chocolate mix or buy chocolate milk and heat it up on the stove, this is always a winner.  The peppermint twist is a favorite with everyone.

Feel free to use canned whipped cream or make your own. If you make your own, just add a small teaspoon on top or put the whipped cream in a piping bag with a star tip and top your shots with a swirl.

To make the peppermint “dust”, I take a peppermint stick and put it in a baggie. Zip it closed and then pound on it with a rolling pin or heavy bottom pot to get the finest peppermint dust you can. Lightly sprinkle on top. You don’t want big pieces…just a dusting of the candy.

If you have any kids at the event, don’t leave them out…just leave out the schnapps! They’ll appreciate being included in the festivities.

One last note, I use 2 oz. shot glasses for this. The traditional, smaller ones won’t work as well since you need the extra room for the hot chocolate.

If you like this hot beverage, be sure to try some of my favorite warm cocktail recipes.  All of them warm you up in the best possible way!

Almond White Hot Chocolate

Bourbon, Maple & Pumpkin Coffee

Irish Coffee