Peppermint Hot Chocolate Neighbor Gift

Give the gift of peppermint hot chocolate this year! Chocolate and peppermint in a festive package along with the attached recipe is a perfect way to spread holiday cheer. Recipe also included for making and enjoying at home.

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I love simple and adorable neighbor gifts, and this one is not only darling, but takes no time at all! Give your neighbors, friends, and teachers a Peppermint Hot Chocolate Kit, and they’ll be able to have warm and cozy cup whenever they’d like!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is one of our staple holiday and winter treats, and we have it often. It’s perfect on those chilly days, after tubing or skiing, serving at holiday parties, or just enjoying at home. Our favorite Crockpot Hot Chocolate is on repeat during winter months, and making peppermint whipped cream to go on a steaming cup of my stovetop hot chocolate is also at the top of the list.

So I thought it would be the perfect gift to put together and be able to share with others during the holidays. I created a giftable version of my homemade hot chocolate recipe, and the recipient just needs to add milk and cream then heat through. Once you make this recipe, you won’t need another one!

You just need a few things to put them together, and I love how easy it is–literally just a few minutes! If you don’t have a lot of time, this will work perfectly.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Recipe ingredients

If you’re making the complete recipe, these are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Evaporated milk
  • Chocolate chips
  • Milk
  • Candy canes


For each gift bag you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 4-6 T. chopped peppermints or candy canes
  • Printable tag (download at bottom of post)

I used a 5×7 treat bag, which worked because I folded just the top part down. If you want to tie a ribbon around the middle of the bag, you may want to top for a larger size.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

How to make

1.   Add the chocolate chips and crushed peppermint to the bag.

2.  Download and print the tag. Punch a hole in the top. I like to fold just the top down of the bag, or use the sealable treat bags! Cut a small slit in the very top of the bag, and poke the ribbon through. Tie the tag on with the ribbon. Another option is to gather the bag just above the chocolate chips, and tie on the tag with the ribbon.

 It makes six servings, so one per family (or individual) is usually enough.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Download the tag

In the document below, I’ve included three colors of the tags for you to choose from–dark green, white, and cream. Just select the page you’d like to print, instead of printing the entire document. (Unless you want some of each!)


Can I double the amount in the bag?

If you double what’s in the bag, the recipe will no longer be applicable. I’d suggest giving two bags if you’d like to give more to a family/individual, or create your own tag, doubling the amounts listed.

Can this be made without the peppermint?

Absolutely! No need to adjust the other ingredients, you can just omit the peppermint.

More hot chocolate recipes

Hot Chocolate Gift Mug | The Best Crockpot Hot Chocolate | Whipped Cream Cubes for Hot Chocolate

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If you’d like to make the full recipe at home, here’s a recipe card you can print and share!

Easy Homemade Hot Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate

5 from 1 vote
Kierste Wade | Old Salt Farm
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10
The yummiest Homemade Hot Chocolate that takes only 10 minutes to make! Perfect for cozy fall and winter days, holidays, Christmas morning, and any time.


Peppermint Cream


  • In a large saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate chips with the can of evaporated milk. Once they're melted, stir in the four cups of milk and heat through. Use a whisk to make sure it's nice and smooth. No need to boil it–you just want to heat it through. Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract and the tiniest pinch of salt. Serve with Peppermint Cream if desired, and other toppings.
  • Peppermint Cream: In a mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream until it's just beginning to form soft peaks. Add the powdered sugar (you can do more or less to taste), and beat until incorporated. Add the peppermint extract and crushed candy canes, then beat again until the right consistency. I like to spoon the cream into a sandwich bag, push it down into one corner, snip the corner off of the bag, then pipe it onto the top of the hot chocolate. Sprinkle a few more bits of candy cane on top, and enjoy!
Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 256mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1245IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 1mg
Course :Beverage, Holidays
Cuisine :American, Beverage
Keyword :Christmas Drinks, Christmas Recipes, Holiday Drinks, Hot Chocolate
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*Originally posted 2014.

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  1. Hi Kierste!

    I continue to love your wonderful ideas! I love this blog and also love following you on instagram. I have used many of your ideas and most recently on a trip we played Don’t eat Pete with the kiddos and had such fun with it!

    I’m so new to the blogging world and just finally got brave enough to attempt a blog of my own, It’s very basic yet and I still have a lot to learn, but I’m inspired by all of my favorite blogs (like yours) to put myself out there and share some of my world. My biggest passion is scrapbooking and paper crafts – so that is a lot of what I’ll be sharing (as well as other loves of baking and love of vintage items for our cottage home in the north woods). I invite you to check it out if you get a chance and value any input or wisdom you would like to share!

    1. Hello, Carrie!Thank you so much for the kind words and for reading–I’m so glad you’ve found things you love!

      CONGRATS on your new blog! I’m so excited for you, and proud of you for joining the world of blogging. I will definitely come over and check it out, and if you ever have any questions, please let me know–I’m happy to help. We all start at the beginning, so I know what it’s like!! GOOD LUCK!!! xoxo

      1. Thanks so much for the support Kierste! It means so much to me. I hope to keep figuring it all out, but may take you up on your offer to answer questions in the future. I can sure appreciate the knowledge of a “pro”. :)

        Have a wonderful weekend and God bless. XO

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