If you’re not big on the holiday celebrations starting on November 1, you might not be psyched about this post. However, if you love the lights, decorations, and seasonal drinks that come around this time of year, why not skip the lines and high prices and mix up a delicious seasonal treat of your own? This recipe is simple, yummy, and will get you in the spirit…even if we’re still a month or so away.

Candy Cane Cocoa


  • Stove
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Mug


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 peppermint candy cane, crushed
  • whipped cream
  • 1 mini candy cane (for garnish)


  1. Over medium heat on stove, heat the milk in the saucepan until hot, but don’t let it boil! Watch carefully.
  2. Gradually add chocolate chips and candy cane bits, whisking as you add them so they melt and combine with the milk.
  3. Once you have melted all the chunks out, and the cocoa is smooth, remove from heat.
  4. Pour into you mug, and top with whipped cream and the mini candy cane.

What Do You Think?

Too early? Or are you in the mood for a little chocolatey holiday spirit? Leave me a comment and let me know!


  1. avatar FreshmanGirl says:

    This sounds amazing. I’m definitely craving some cocoa now.

  2. avatar Jenna Pike says:

    I finished the blog inspired by this post. Thanks for the inspiration y’all :)

  3. avatar Jenna Pike says:

    Oh my gosh. I just finished makig this. like I am drinking it now. delicious. i was worried that it would not turn out right for me, but it was great :) thanks for this!! I’m going to blog about it later on :D

  4. avatar meaghan says:

    Yay for Christmas-time!!! I work at Metrotown in Vancouver and its all decorated for Christmas! OMG as I type my uncle is on hold with the civil court or something and their music is Christmasy! Yay for the nutcracker!!!! <3

  5. avatar Sari says:

    This sounds delicious, and so simple! I just use Swiss Miss mix for my hot chocolate, but the peppermint will make it that much better :)

  6. avatar Charlotte says:

    I am definitely ready to get in the christmas spirit!!
    i get home from the US on Christmas Eve and I’m already really excited!!
    We don’t have this drink at home so I think I’ll have to try it!!
    Keep up the good work Kayleigh- you’re fab :]]]


  7. avatar Jeanni says:

    That is awesome! I’ll definitely be doing it this year!

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