Peppermint Hot Chocolate Starbucks Recipe (Copycat) (Updated 2024)

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Starbucks Recipe

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Starbucks Recipe (Copycat)

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A soothing Peppermint Hot Chocolate Starbucks recipe that can easily be replicated at home without the expense or time spent on a real Starbucks.

Our homemade recipe can be made with any form of milk such as cow’s milk, almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk.

Mint and chocolate are a classic combination and the ultimate Christmas flavoring for serving through winter.

Learn how to make Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate by following these steps:

  • Author: Recipe Marker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Drinks


  • ⅔ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 tbsp marshmallows
  • 1 peppermint candy cane, finely chopped


  1. Place a saucepan on low heat then add the milk and heavy cream.
  2. Bring the liquid to a simmer then remove from the stove.
  3. Into a mug add the cocoa powder and sugar.
  4. Pour the hot liquid into the mug gradually, stirring to create a smooth consistency.
  5. Then stir the peppermint extract into the hot chocolate.
  6. Top the peppermint hot chocolate with marshmallows and chopped peppermint candy cane, serve.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 457
  • Sugar: 56.7g
  • Sodium: 0.1g
  • Fat: 18.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 69.4g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Protein: 8.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.07g

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Starbucks Recipe

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