Hot Cocoa – With or Without….

For those cold Alberta winter nights, or anytime one is craving a hot cocoa… This is a must save recipe.

Minty Hot Cocoa
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
8 mins
With or without alcohol, this chocolatey treat will warm the insides of the most chilled Albertan.
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: Redneck
Servings: 4 mugs
Author: John Winslow
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 cups milk Dairy or non-dairy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract or 2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
  1. Combine the cocoa, sugar, water, Peppermint Schnapps (if using), and salt in a medium saucepan.
  2. Over medium heat, stir constantly until the mixture boils. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the milk and heat, but do not boil.
  4. Remove from the heat and add vanilla and peppermint extract (if using); stir well. Serve immediately.