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
- ¼ cup full fat coconut milk
- 1½ cups water
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 3 peppermint tea bags
- 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
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.
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I vote for Chilli or Cardamom!
I make mine with similar ingredients, but instead of peppermint I often do orange – just a few drops of organic orange oil right before serving.
In the morning I like it best with a few dashes of garam masala.
Ok, so this may be a dumb question, but I have to ask….I see lots of dairy free recipes that call for coconut milk, but is that canned, or in the carton like almond milk? Or, does that even matter. I know some specify canned, but what if it doesn’t, like this recipe…which should I use?
Hi your hot beverages sound great as I am always looking for substitues for dairy caffein and sugar I will try your pumpkin latte maybe without pumpkin depending on my guests
Also the peppermint hot chocolate I will probably substitute raw cocoa nibs for choc chips and maybe almond milk?
Ok so I passed this recipe on to my neighbors so we could make this last wkd when I was going over to visit them .. We made it .. We followed the recipe exactly and it was HORRENDOUS!! No one could finish their drinks, even after a couple of us spiked it with brandy. I’ve never tasted a chocolate drink that bad .. Getting regular hit chocolate via a packet & infusing that with mint tea would be SOO much better SANS the coconut milk .. The coconut milk is what ruined much of it I think.
summer pramer says
I will be simplifying my holidays this year by sending one of my daughters to spend Christmas with her boyfriend! This works out well because Christmas coincides with Chanukah this year. My daughter will spend the first night of Chanukah with us and then off she goes until after Christmas when she will catch the end of the holiday. Chanukah week has always been stressful, coming up with a thoughtful gift each night that would please. I believe we’ve happened upon the perfect solution!
I made this last night, and it was delicious!
I used a super big mug, and it didn’t quite fill it… I guess my serving sizes are a bit big ;)
Next time, I think I will try one or two peppermint tea bags instead of three, as the peppermint flavour was a bit too strong for me (and I love peppermint!)
So great! I was afraid when I switched to primal, I’d have to give up my peppermint hot chocolate forever. Thanks for this!
I made peppermin hot chocolate today . . . Delicious, easy, & clever!
Healthy Juicer says
What a great way to drink hot chocolate especially for those that are sensitive to milk.
Looks delicious! I must point out, however, that honey is not usually considered vegan. That said, I know of at least two vegans who do not object to locally-produced honey, from bees treated with kindness and respect. Please go vegan. (It’s guilt-free fun!)