Peppermint Drinking Chocolate (Vegan, Paleo)

Some people look forward to drinking green beer on St. Patrick’s Day.

I’m looking forward to drinking this.

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This peppermint drinking chocolate is ultra-rich and creamy, all while being dairy-free and naturally sweetened.

The key to this decadent drink is using unsweetened baking chocolate, rather than cocoa powder, for a thick and luxurious chocolate flavor. Paired with pure peppermint extract and naturally sweetened with mineral-rich maple syrup, this warm treat may still have you wanting to do an Irish jig… but without a hangover the next morning.

Peppermint Drinking Chocolate (Vegan, Paleo)
Serves 4

Ingredients:

2 cups almond milk
2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract

Directions:

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the almond milk, baking chocolate, maple syrup and peppermint extract. As the chocolate starts to melt, whisk the ingredients well, until the chocolate has completely dissolved, creating a rich chocolate milk.

chocolateOnce the chocolate has dissolved and the mixture has reached the desired temperature (do not boil), pour into mugs to serve immediately.

Because this drinking chocolate is so rich, a little goes a long way. Enjoy!

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4.0 from 5 reviews
Peppermint Drinking Chocolate (Vegan, Paleo)
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A decadent drinking chocolate, naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup and a hint of peppermint flavor.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon pure peppermint extract
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the almond milk, baking chocolate, maple syrup and peppermint extract. As the chocolate starts to melt, whisk the ingredients well, until the chocolate has completely dissolved, creating a rich chocolate milk.
  2. Once the chocolate has dissolved and the mixture has reached the desired temperature (do not boil), pour into 4 mugs to serve immediately.

 Notes:

  • You can make this drink sugar-free by replacing the maple syrup with stevia, to taste.
  • If you don’t care for almond milk, any other milk will most likely create a similar result.

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12 thoughts on “Peppermint Drinking Chocolate (Vegan, Paleo)

  1. kezia

    I love hot chocolate! i have tried to make it with strong peppermint tea bags but I thing peppermint extract is the way forward! May need to make some….

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  2. Megan

    I think I may have to try this – I usually buy choc soy milk, but my store stopped selling it and now only stocks dark choc almond which is too rich for me. Making this I would be able to make it to my liking!

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  3. Candee

    I’m making it right now! I even used a drop of Peppermint Doterra essential oils. Hmm….it looks yummy but mine didn’t turn out that good. One drop of peppermint was plenty. Just seems watered down. Maybe I didn’t use enough chocolate. 🙁

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  4. Candee

    Wait! I take it back…just keep stirring as you drink…I think the almond milk is lighter than the chocolate which makes the chocolate want to sink.

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  7. Carly

    Thank you for the delicious recipe! I substituted the almond milk for coconut milk and used Alter Eco 85% Black Out chocolate bar and it was delightful!

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