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Healthy Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix

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. 

Course Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Author Danielle


For gifting

  • 1 ½ cups plant-based milk powder I used an unsweetened oat milk powder
  • 1 cup good quality Dutch cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup Whole Earth Sweetener Stevia and Monk Fruit Blend
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips I used a stevia sweetened kind, like Lily’s
  • 8 tablespoons crushed candy canes optional

For one glass of hot cocoa,

  • 1 cup water 8 oz
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of mix
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • diary-free whipped cream for serving


  1. 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.
  2. 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!