1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
4 cups whole milk or non-dairy beverage
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. peppermint extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Snowman marshmallow garnish: Feel free to get creative! We used marshmallows for the body, pretzels for the arms (legs are optional), candy corn for the nose, and melted chocolate on a toothpick to draw the buttons and face.
Combine sugar and cocoa powder in a medium, heavy-bottom pot and whisk until evenly combined. Whisk in milk and bring to a simmer on the stovetop over low heat.
Stir in chocolate chips, vanilla extract, peppermint extract, and salt. Stir constantly until chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
Pour the hot chocolate into a mug and place your appropriately named snowman on top. Enjoy to the fullest!