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Spiced Bittersweet Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Schnapps
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

A rich and steamy spiced bittersweet hot chocolate recipe with peppermint schnapps and minty whipped cream.

Recipe Type: Drinks
Makes: 2 servings
Author: Brooklyn Supper
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 4 allspice berries
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons sugar (optional - see note above)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate , rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 ounces plus 2 teaspoons DeKuyper Peppermint Schnapps , divided
  • crushed starlight mints for garnish
  • bittersweet chocolate shavings for garnish
  1. Set a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add cinnamon sticks, star anise, allspice, nutmeg, sea salt, and sugar (if using), and heat just until steamy. Turn heat to low and let spices steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat water and chocolate over medium-low heat in a small saucepan, stirring frequently, until melted chocolate is smooth.
  3. To make peppermint whipped cream, whip heavy cream until pillowy, drizzle in 1 teaspoon DeKuyper Peppermint Schnapps, and continue whipping until soft peaks form.
  4. If desired, strain spices from milk. Reserve cinnamon sticks and star anise for garnish. Add melted chocolate into milk, stirring until mixture is smooth. Off heat and add 3 ounces DeKuyper Peppermint Schnapps.
  5. Pour into mugs. Garnish with a dollop of peppermint whipped cream, crushed starlight mints, and chocolate shavings. Serve on a saucer with spoon and reserved spices.