Okay, here we go.
You will need:
Peppermint sticks (or those restaurant peppermints)
Meat tenderizer, rolling pin, back of a large spoon
I followed the directions on a generic brand of hot chocolate. It had me use 1 cup of water per 1/4 cup of powdered hot chocolate mix. I used half water half milk. You can make it from scratch if you'd like just adjust the recipe as needed.
In the large pan warm milk/water:
While the milk/water is warming on stove crush up peppermint sticks.
Originally I used a paper towel and back of a large spoon, but it kept ripping. I switched to a clean kitchen towel and meat tenderizer. That worked better.
Once milk/water is warm (hope you were keeping your eye on it) whisk in the hot chocolate mix.
Garnish with whipping cream, cocoa powder and the fine peppermint "dust" that is left after crushing the peppermints.
Well, there ya go. I used about 3 peppermint sticks to serve a hearty 6. The cups were more than 8oz. I hope you like it.