Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Photo by Mother Earth Living.

Baby, it's cold outside! What better way to warm up than with some homemade peppermint hot chocolate! Want to make some for yourself? It's easy and quick, plus you can use some of your peppermint from your garden if you have some frozen! Here's what you need:

1 cup water

1⁄4 cup dried peppermint or 1/2 cup fresh peppermint leaves, finely chopped 

1 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)

2 tablespoons honey 

1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa

1 tablespoon naturally sweetened chocolate chips (optional)

1 cup unsweetened soymilk or water

In a small saucepan, boil water, peppermint, optional peppermint extract and honey. Remove from heat and steep for 5 or more minutes. Strain with a fine-mesh strainer. Reserve.

In a medium saucepan, combine mint mixture, cocoa, optional chips and  soymilk (or water). Stir constantly over medium heat until you have a smooth, velvety texture.

Serve warm in mugs.

If you're lucky enough to have fresh peppermint  leaves in the late fall and winter, be sure to use them in this warming drink  recipe. In the summer, this drink is terrific served chilled.


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