Real peppermint adds bright, fresh flavors to this rich peppermint hot cocoa!
Rich chocolate and bright peppermint are a match made in heaven. They just go together so well! The deep flavors of the chocolate come alive when paired with the fresh, bright peppermint flavors. We tried to capture that perfection in a mug with this peppermint hot cocoa recipe.
“Rich chocolate and bright peppermint”
Rather than use peppermint extract or peppermint oil to make our hot cocoa. We opted for real peppermint leaves. Fresh spearmint leaves will work as well or really any kind of mint you have on hand (have you ever tried chocolate mint?!) however peppermint will give you that classic flavor you are looking for.
Our recipe begins by steeping mint leaves into the milk, making a mint infused milk as the base of the recipe. The minty milk is then whisked into semi sweet chocolate to create a smooth, thick drink that you won’t be able to resist. It may just be the best hot chocolate you have ever had.
Try using dark chocolate to make your drink even more decadent or even white chocolate for a new twist on peppermint hot cocoa. You really can’t go wrong with this soul-warming, non alcoholic beverage! We know that it is going to be your go-to winter drink. Enjoy.