Photo: Christopher Testani
Active Time
15 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins
Yield
Serves 8 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

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 the “coconut goes really well with chocolate. And mint, too. So it really brings this hot chocolate together nicely.” A small amount of instant espresso powder intensifies the chocolate flavor; you can omit it, though, if you don’t have it on hand.

How to Make It

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.

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