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Peppermint Ganache Hot Chocolate

A mug of rich warming hot chocolate made with a beautiful ganache.
Course Dessert, Drinks, Snacks, Sweets
Cuisine British
Keyword Ganache, Hot Chocolate, Peppermint
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Setting time 45 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Author Sasha



  • 100 g 70% dark chocolate finely chopped
  • 100 g double cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract

To serve:

  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup milk of choice (250ml)


  • Heat the cream in a saucepan over medium heat until scalded (until small bubbles begin to form) then take the cream off the heat.
  • Pour the cream over the chocolate and salt in a bowl and leave to sit for 5 minutes then stir until combined, add peppermint extract and stir to combine. Leave to cool and put in the fridge.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoons or two small balls into a mug with a splash of hot milk and whisk together until melted into a chocolate pool. You can do this in the microwave or in a saucepan over a low/medium heat too. Once melted add more hot milk and sweeten with maple syrup if desired and stir together. Top with your favourite toppings, I used whipped cream, chocolate shavings and marshmallows.


See the post above for tips about the ganache.