Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate is easy to make, and far better than the instant hot chocolate that comes in a package, which is loaded with sugar and definitely not dairy free. Additionally, I find this soothing and healthy beverage to be a great substitute for all of the peppermint candy floating around this time of year.

I make this dairy free hot chocolate with coconut milk, and thankfully, it does not contain a coconut-ish flavor; it is a rich and chocolatey hot beverage. Use a high quality organic chocolate for a healthier and tastier result.

This Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe is easy to make and full of nutritious ingredients –just don’t tell your children!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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Servings 2



  • In a saucepan bring coconut milk, water, and peppermint tea to a boil
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes
  • Remove from heat and remove tea bags
  • Stir in chocolate chips and honey, mixing until melted
  • Pour into mugs
  • Serve
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
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Dark chocolate is a great treat during the holidays when we are inundated with sugary, unhealthy desserts.

Chocolate is a functional food that is both low on the glycemic index and full of powerful antioxidants.  The heart healthy flavonoids in dark chocolate lower blood pressure and decrease blood clotting.  It is also thought that dark chocolate fights cardiovascular disease, as well as premature aging and cancer.

Go ahead and get yourself some chocolate, and let us know what your favorite dark chocolate recipe is.


56 responses to “Peppermint Hot Chocolate”

  1. This are great recipes since I love hot chocolate in winter. I love the idea of using ginger because it keeps me warm in the our cold winters.Does chocolate chips need to be free of sugar?

    • Elfa, if you click the link in the ingredients portion of the recipe that says “chocolate chips” you will be given that info :-)

  2. I’m scd for sibo but will be trying out proper dark choc in my diet again soon for Xmas .. It’s the one thing I need! This looks like it will satisfy serious cravings, does anyone know how long a can of coconut milk stays ok in the fridge? New here and excited, thank you!

  3. I love peppermint so much. And I really love peppermint and chocolate! I just got some loose leaf tea from my favorite coffee shop (Birch Coffee NYC). I’ll have to make some of this soon.

  4. Hi,
    My family has high cholesterol absorption which means that I can’t have anything with high cholesterol and coconut milk/cream is full of it. Would I be able to use something like soy milk instead?

  5. When using coconut milk in your recipes, do you used the canned which does not contain all the other “stuff” that the coconut milk “drink” (cartoned) contains?

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