Well, I have been in a mood for the past couple days for a Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Starbucks is not exactly vegan, so I had to come up with my own…and that involved two experiments. The first ended up being too much peppermint that you couldn’t even taste the chocolate. I added too much peppermint oil, and by too much I mean by 1/8 of a teaspoon. So, for a second try I was able to come up with the following recipe.
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp Hersheys Unsweetened Cocoa
2 1/2 Tbsp water
2 cups unsweented vanilla non-dairy milk
1 to 2 drops peppermint oil*
Soy Whip (opitional)
Add milk. Stir. Continue for 2 minutes. For an additional minute, add peppermint oil.
*I have read you can also add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract. That is not as strong as peppermint oil.
Make sure not add too much peppermint oil now. Enjoy. 🙂