Christmas hot chocolate – spiced, cherry & mint candy cane drink recipes

Hot chocolate is one of my favourite hot drinks during the festive season and I wanted to share a couple of photos and the methods for making these gorgeously Christmassy hot chocolates drinks.

after 8 mint candy cane hot chocolate recipe for christmas

Make up a mug of hot chocolate according to the packet instructions and stir in the following ingredients to create 3 tasty varieties (cream and marshmallows optional!):

  • Icy Mint Chocolate – Pop a couple of After 8 mint chocolates into the hot chocolate & add a mint candy cane as a stirrer (usually the mint candy canes have a green stripe with red or pink).
  • Cheeky Cherry Chocolate – Stir in a shot of amaretto (or add a little juice from a jar of cocktail cherries if you want a non-alcoholic version) and add a cherry candy cane (traditionally red & white canes).
  • Spiced Christmas Chocolate – Add half a teaspoon of mixed spice (or ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg if you don’t have mixed spice) to the hot chocolate powder & make up as normal before adding a couple of chunks of dark chocolate to melt into it.

Cheeky cherry candy cane hot chocolate recipe

The candy canes make the drinks look so cute and there’s really nothing better than wrapping your cold hands around a steaming cup of hot chocolate! So give these recipes a go on a chilly day and Christmasify your hot drinks this week!

Author: Cassiefairy

Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.


  1. Can’t wait to try the spiced hot chocolate❤ Yummy in my tummy!!

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  5. Thank you, so glad you liked it! 🙂

  6. Thanks Sonaly! 🙂

  7. PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE This is pure delight for your taste buds.

    CHERRY-MINT CHOCOLATE a burst of cherry zest

    Both are great flavour

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  10. Thanks for your comment 🙂 I love a good hot drink too!

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