Pour the heavy whipping cream into a mixing bowl and start mixing on low, gradually increasing all the way to high speed as the cream begins to thicken.
Mix on high until peaks form. when mixing attachment is pulled away from mixture in bowl.
Add in powdered sugar and mix until just incorporated.
Add in peppermint extract and mix until just incorporated.
Serve atop your favorite hot chocolate, cake, pie, or other Christmas dessert.
*The range of 3/4 to 1 is for taste and strength preferences. Choose whichever one best fits its intended use. Please keep in mind that peppermint extract is very strong, so a little goes a long way.