Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Just in time for the holidays! I’ve never been a coffee drinker; hot chocolate has always been my hot drink of choice. Since giving up dairy, I haven’t really had any though, because usually hot chocolate made with water is pretty weak. I like a rich hot cocoa. This version is a marriage of two of my favorite drinks–strong peppermint tea and dark chocolate cocoa. The recipe makes either two small cups, or one large mug, as pictured.

I have to thank my friend Liz for directing me to Elana’s Pantry, the inspiration for this soothing, hot beverage.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Recipe type: Breakfast and Dessert
  • ¼ cup canned coconut milk*
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 3 peppermint tea bags
  • 1 tbsp honey (could sub agave)
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  1. Combine coconut milk, water and tea bags in saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn down heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, take out tea bags, and add cocoa powder, honey and chocolate chips, stirring until combined.
  4. Pour into mug and enjoy!
  5. *When you open a can of coconut milk, the coconut milk fat will be at the top, with coconut "water" below it. Depending on how creamy (fatty) you want your hot chocolate, you can use the coconut milk fat, the "water," or a combination of the two.

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