For sweet stirrers, prop in peppermint sticks. This homemade treat is far less expensive than in a coffee shop.
Beat the whipping cream and powdered sugar with an electric mixer on low speed until soft peaks form; set aside.
Spoon 1 tablespoon each chopped chocolate and peppermint candies into a coffee cup. Add hot espresso. Top with the whipped cream and chocolate curls. Serve at once. Makes 8 servings.