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There’s nothing cozier than making a holiday hot chocolate recipe on a winter night. Holding a warm mug full of a chocolatey, delicious beverage can make all of your worries melt away. The only way to make it even better is to make it a peppermint hot cocoa and add Dandy Blend. This recipe is the perfect way to level up a hot cocoa, replace your holiday coffee order, or to make for kids on Christmas morning. It’s rich, delicious, so simple to make, and of course, caffeine-free.

Cup of coffee with snowflake and marshmallow on wooden plank

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Making this holiday hot chocolate recipe is so quick and easy, and it’s the perfect way to start a chilly morning or end a cold, winter night. The cacao adds a nice feeling of grounding, while the peppermint adds a wakeful, cooling effect. The combination of flavors is what holidays are made of, and we can’t wait for you to try it for yourself.

All you need to make this recipe is Dandy Blend, hot water, salt, cacao powder, maple syrup, peppermint extract, and your favorite type of milk.

Start by warming up your milk of choice – whole milk, almond, coconut, or cashew will do. In a separate mug, add Dandy Blend, a pinch of salt, and cacao powder. Then top with hot water, and use a hand whisk to blend. Once combined, add the maple syrup. Sweeten to your preference. You can always start with one tablespoon and add a second later. Next, add the peppermint extract, top with your milk of choice, and enjoy.


Dandy Blend Peppermint Hot Cocoa:

  • 1 teaspoon Dandy Blend
  • 6 oz hot water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1.5 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup milk of choice, warm


  1. Over the stove or in the microwave, warm up your milk of choice.
  2. In a separate mug, add Dandy Blend, salt, cacao powder and hot water. Use a hand whisk to combine.
  3. Pour in the maple syrup to taste, then add the peppermint extract.
  4. Top with the warm milk and enjoy.
  5. Option to add a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkles for a festive treat.

Happy Sipping!

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