Peppermint Hot Chocolate: 2nd Times a Charm

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.

Ingredients:
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)

Directions:
Mix sugar, cocoa, and water in a medium pot over medium heat.  Continue to stir until boil.
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Add milk. Stir. Continue for 2 minutes.  For an additional minute, add peppermint oil.

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Divide into two cups. Top with Soy Whip if desired.

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*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. 🙂

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One response to “Peppermint Hot Chocolate: 2nd Times a Charm

  1. Pingback: Shopping for Chocolate and Converting to a Vegan Diet | the creation food station

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