Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa Recipe made with peppermint bark!

Peppermint Hot Cocoa

My recipe for homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa is super easy yet flavorful and can be made into adorable DIY edible gifts. Printable recipe cards and gift tags included below!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Recipe by Tessa Arias


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (43 grams) Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark SQUARES, chopped

For serving:

  • Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Squares
  • Mini marshmallows, if desired


  1. In a saucepan, combine the cream, milk, sugar, cocoa, and salt. Heat over medium-low heat. When the cream mixture just begins to steam, add the chopped chocolate, and stir, until melted. Divide the hot chocolate among 4 mugs and top with marshmallows.