On a chilly day, hot chocolate is our go-to drink of choice! So, we decided to give our fav chocolate-y drink an upgrade and give it a pepperminty kick with peppermint schnapps. Scroll down to check out our awesome vegan spiked peppermint hot chocolate recipe!
Spiked anything is quite simple. It’s just your favorite drink with a splash of a complimentary liquor! In this case, we created our spiked hot chocolate recipe by adding peppermint schnapps. It takes a regular cup of cocoa and turns it into the best night cap.
Why we added peppermint schnapps
There are so many liquors that you can add to hot chocolate. However, we find that chocolate and mint go together so perfectly that we had to pick peppermint schnapps. Chocolate is a very strong and rich flavor. By adding peppermint, you cut the richness a tad by adding a flavor that is purely refreshing. Together they’re really the perfect pair.
What other liquors can I add to make spiked hot chocolate?
If peppermint schnapps isn’t your favorite, don’t worry! There are so many other alcoholic beverages you can add to make this delicious vegan spiked hot chocolate.
Other options include:
- Vanilla Vodka
- Almond Milk Baileys
- Spiced Rum
- Chocolate Liquor
- Red Wine (trust us, it’s pretty good!)
- Grand Marnier
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN HOT CHOCOLATE
Most hot chocolate recipes include a lot of dairy. Obviously, plant-based individuals don’t consume dairy so we had to find a replacement! In this recipe we used almond milk and it turned out super creamy and delicious. However, if you’re not an almond milk fan, we suggest trying oat milk, Ripple, or macadamia nut milk. All three will get you a similar result.
Secondly, many hot chocolate mixes include whey protein or dried milk powders. Because we make our hot chocolate from scratch, we’re able to control this by using simple ingredients like sugar and vegan chocolate chips!
HOW TO MAKE OUR VEGAN SPIKED HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE
This specific recipe makes one glass, but is very easy to multiply!
The ingredients include:
- Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (1 Cup)
- Vegan chocolate chips (1 tbsp)
- Granulated sugar (1 tsp)
- Peppermint schnapps (1.5 oz)
- Heat the almond milk on medium heat in a saucepan.
- Once the almond milk is steaming, add the chocolate chips and continuously whisk until the chocolate is melted into the almond milk.
- Whisk in the sugar to the almond milk chocolate mixture.
- Pour the shot of peppermint schnapps into the mug and pour over the hot chocolate.
- Stir and enjoy!
WHAT TO SERVE WITH VEGAN SPIKED HOT CHOCOLATE
Here are our top three favorite recipes to serve alongside this spiked hot chocolate!
Rich and decadent chocolate combined with refreshing mint make the perfect night cap!
- 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 tbsp Vegan chocolate chips
- 1 tsp Granulated sugar
- 1.5 oz Peppermint schnapps
Heat the almond milk on medium heat in a saucepan.
Once the almond milk is steaming, add the chocolate chips and continuously whisk until the chocolate is melted into the almond milk.
Whisk in the sugar to the almond milk chocolate mixture.
Pour the shot of peppermint schnapps into the mug and pour over the hot chocolate.
Stir and enjoy!