hot chocolate peppermint shots – happy holidays!

by Kristina Sloggett

in cocktails,Dessert,recipes,Vegan

My last beverage of the year is deliciously non alcoholic – a hot chocolate made with dark chocolate. Seeing as I bring it to you in a candy cane shot glass, I did include a variation on the recipe that does include that chocolate vodka… or rum. or peppermint schnapps.

Whatever floats your cocktail boat.

As much as I would like to claim that I made these shot glasses, I did not. Ironically, they are from the same company (FredFlare) that made the shot glass mould I have.

hot chocolate, dark chocolate

vegan, gluten free, dairy free

serves two cups, or many shots

2 cups non dairy milk (coconut)
2 ounces dark chocolate
1 tablespoon maple syrup
splash vanilla
pinch sea salt
non dairy whip (Soyatoo rice whip) 

Break / chop chocolate into small pieces. In small saucepan, heat milk over medium heat, stirring frequently. When milk reaches a simmer, add chocolate and stir while it melts. Once completely melted, add syrup, vanilla and salt. Combine completely and remove from heat. Pour into cups and garnish with whip cream and chocolate shavings or cocoa.

We served this warm in candy cane shot glasses – as is for a great dessert, and with chocolate vodka added for a cocktail dessert!

Cheers – here’s to a fantastic New Year!


more festive shots:

s’mores shots in chocolate glasses (shot glass mould on sale right now!)


meyer lemon mousse in white chocolate cups


maca power smoothie

maca power shots


vitality shots Wellness Wednesday

vitality shots


Valentines Spicy Hot Shots


{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 katie December 31, 2011 at 5:14 am

Oh my………this post should of just been titled ‘Shots for Katie’ !!!!!

These rock, how cute the little glasses are, these would be awesome at a holiday party, and for more fun, some alcohol maybe added in ; ) lol

Happy New Year to you, your husband, and Basil!!! <3 xoxo


2 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 31, 2011 at 5:36 am

No you didnt…yes you did.

And thank you for doing it!!



3 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 31, 2011 at 5:47 am

All your drink ideas this week are awesome. Cute, festive and I’m sure tasty!
Have a very happy New Year!


4 Carrie (Carrie on Vegan) December 31, 2011 at 6:55 am

Kristina, you continue to inspire me with your creativity and talent. Happy new year’s and best wishes to you in 2012, hope we get to see each other at some point! :)


5 Heather (Where's the Beach) December 31, 2011 at 6:59 am

Girl – you simply amaze me!


6 Cara December 31, 2011 at 7:36 am

Get my shot glass ready, grandma’s coming over!!!


7 spabettie December 31, 2011 at 5:12 pm

they are ready, shuffle on over! :D


8 Cara December 31, 2011 at 6:45 pm

*frantically searching for my Depends…*


9 Brian December 31, 2011 at 7:44 am

Looks amazing. Happy new year!


10 spabettie December 31, 2011 at 5:12 pm

thanks, Brian – happy new year to you as well!


11 Eden December 31, 2011 at 8:25 am

Stop being so creative and brilliant! You’re making the rest of us look so average! ;)
Happy new years!


12 Eden December 31, 2011 at 8:25 am

Stop being so creative and brilliant! You’re making the rest of us look so average! ;)
Happy new years!


13 spabettie December 31, 2011 at 5:11 pm

dang, sorry about that! I hope your year is fantastic, Eden! XO


14 Christin@purplebirdblog December 31, 2011 at 9:23 am

Chocolate and mint rocks my face off, lately more than ever, so to say I’m coveting your creation is an understatement. HAPPY LAST DAY OF 2011, my sweet Kris.. let’s kick 2012′s ass, okay? Mwah!


15 spabettie December 31, 2011 at 5:11 pm

I love when I make things that rock your face off! and we WILL have a fantastic 2012! XO


16 Pure2raw twins December 31, 2011 at 9:37 am

I want to fly you over here and make these for me!! YUM!!

hope you have a great new years!


17 Curt December 31, 2011 at 11:04 am

Ah, another delicious use of those shot glass molds! Very nice!


18 Char @ December 31, 2011 at 11:29 am

You’re killing me with all these amazing New Year’s drinks!! I kinda want to make them all ;)

Happy New Year!! :D <3


19 spabettie December 31, 2011 at 5:09 pm

as you should! happy new year Char!


20 bitt December 31, 2011 at 11:45 am

this is too much! I spotted those in the background of the other post and I’m glad you shared more.


21 spabettie December 31, 2011 at 5:09 pm

I had SO many people ask me about these from that earlier photo! :) happy new year!


22 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List December 31, 2011 at 11:46 am



23 spabettie December 31, 2011 at 5:09 pm

hee, I’ll take that as a compliment? XXO!


24 beti December 31, 2011 at 11:59 am

quiet interesting but they seem pretty good! I would really love to make them for today


25 Rande McDaniel @ The Vegetable Centric Kitchen December 31, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Gorgeous and yum!


26 Sara@RunningInPinkProject January 1, 2012 at 10:16 am

Ohhhh these look amazing. Next year, they are on my list! DONE! :D Happy New Year!


27 hihorosie January 1, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I don’t drink much but I’d make an exception for these! lol


28 sara January 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm

These are sooooo cute, love them! Perfect for the holidays. :)


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