Homemade peppermint hot cocoa mix is a easy, fun, and festive holiday gift! The hot cocoa mix makes a rich, extra chocolatey hot cocoa with the perfect cozy hint of peppermint. It’s also gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, and plant-based.
1 ½cupsplant-based milk powderI used an unsweetened oat milk powder
1cupgood quality Dutch cocoa powder
1/3cupWhole Earth Sweetener Stevia and Monk Fruit Blend
1cupdark chocolate chipsI used a stevia sweetened kind, like Lily’s
8tablespoonscrushed candy canesoptional
For one glass of hot cocoa,
2heaping tablespoons of mix
diary-free whipped creamfor serving
In a large bowl, mix together the milk powder, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Divide the mix between two mason jars. Top with chocolate chips and crushed candy canes. Mix all together when ready for use.
To make hot cocoa, heat 1 cup of hot water. Add two heaping tablespoons of hot cocoa mix + ¼ teaspoon of peppermint extract and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir thoroughly. Top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes. Enjoy!