Gourmet Hot Chocolate Recipe ~ Mint Edition

Previously, Ellie shared how to make hot chocolate without powdered milk.  That recipe is yummy and we love it still.

But today I have a gourmet hot chocolate recipe to share.

I love all things mint and this hot chocolate is no exception.  For this recipe I converted the ingredients from our previous mix to make 1 serving at a time.  That way you can mix it as you go.

Good quality cocoa powder makes it that much more decadent and whipping cream adds more creaminess.

Mint Hot Chocolate Recipe ~ Without Powdered Milk or Mixes

Gourmet Hot Chocolate Recipe – Mint

Single Serving

  • 1 c. milk (half and half or whipping cream combination)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • teeny tiny pinch of salt
  • 1 drop of peppermint essential oil (or 1/4 tsp peppermint extract)
  • whipped cream and shaved chocolate for garnish

Heat up milk in a microwave or saucepan, do not let it come to a boil.  Stir in the sugar, cocoa powder, salt and peppermint.

Pour into mug and garnish with whipped cream and shaved chocolate.



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