I love chocolate.  And, I love peppermint.  In fact, yesterday they made it a National Day (#ChocolateMintDay)  So, here's a do-it-yourself for Peppermint Mochas/Hot Chocolate.

hot coco or coffee with cinnamon and peppermint
Getty Images/iStockphoto

I guess I'm a huge fan of anything chocolate and mint.  I love Junior Mints, York Peppermint patties, Girl Scout mint cookies, and more. Here's a DIY you may like to try that has simple ingredients and is soooo good!

Drink Hack for restaurant/store bought Peppermint Mochas or Peppermint Hot Chocolate

  • 1 cup skim milk (or any milk of your choosing)
  • Hershey's syrup - no need to measure - just keep pouring - haha!  About 2 tablespoons or more (substitute dry chocolate mix like Nestle's or Hershey's)
  • Shot of coffee (omit if you prefer to make a PHC)
  • 1 tsp. chopped up candy canes or 1 hard peppermint candy.  (Save the mints you grab at the restaurant's for your drink!)
  • Whipped cream (may substitute marshmallows if you didn't stock up the frig with whipped cream.  Or you may omit)
  • chocolate shavings for topping (grated chocolate bar) (may omit)

Pour milk into microwavable container along with the chocolate and coffee and heat in the microwave for about 2 - 3 minutes.  Remove and stir after heating.  Add peppermint.  Stir again.  Add whipped cream or marshmallows if desired, along with chocolate shavings for topping.

Simply said: it's a hot chocolate or mocha with some peppermint candy in the bottom of the cup!  Enjoy your Peppermint Mocha or Peppermint Hot Chocolate!

More From My WJLT 105.3