It’s cold outside and one of my favourite ways to warm up is to drink a mug of hot chocolate. I truly believe that hot chocolate is the elixir of my life. After drinking a mug of it I’m deeply comforted and it somehow puts my challenges into perspective. It’s also the perfect snack when I’m hungry and I often find myself buying it from various coffee shops when I’m out and about. I decided to create my own recipe and flavour it with mint syrup. I think it turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself! The combination of peppermint and chocolate is fantastic. I found a great mint syrup from Amazon which I’ve linked below; I believe you can use it to flavour coffee, cocktails, and smoothies, so it’s a versatile ingredient to have.
I plan to drink several mugs of MSA’s peppermint hot chocolate in the next few weeks as I wrap my Christmas gifts. I hope you give this recipe a try and I’d love to know what you think of it.
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Serves 1 Prep: 2 mins. Cook: 5 to 1o mins Difficulty level: Super Easy
- 100 mls Elmlea Double Cream Alternative (this is a double cream alternative, but you can use regular double cream instead)
- 200 mls Semi Skimmed Milk
- 20 grams Plain Chocolate
- 1/2 Tsp Cocoa Powder
- 2.5 Tsp Mint Syrup
- Put the Elmlea, milk, plain chocolate, and cocoa into a small saucepan.
- Bring to a gentle simmer and stir until the chocolate is melted and the milk is hot (be careful not to over boil the milk, you just want to bring it to a temperature that is suitable for drinking)
- Remove the saucepan from the heat, add the mint syrup, and stir
- Sprinkle some marshmallows on top and enjoy.