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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Healthier Peppermint Hot Chocolate


  • Author: Cassie Johnston
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Drinks

Description

This Rich Peppermint Hot Chocolate is drinkable perfection for a cold winter day, and more nourishing for your body than the stuff with the little fake marshmallows from the packet.


Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1–13 ounce can full fat coconut milk (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 1–13 ounce can lite coconut milk (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate (70%+ cocoa), roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Whipped cream, marshmallows, sprinkles, and candy canes, optional for garnish.

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the maple syrup, coconut milk, and salt. Bring to a simmer, then remove pot from heat.
  2. Stir in the chocolate, and continue stirring until the chocolate is completely melted.
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract and peppermint extract, starting with 1/2 teaspoon of the peppermint and adding more if desired. Pour into four mugs, and top with whipped cream, marshmallows, sprinkles, or candy canes (if desired).
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