Peppermint Drinking Chocolate (Vegan, Paleo)

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

I’m looking forward to drinking this.

peppermint drinking chocolate in a cup with chocolate shavings on top

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.

making peppermint drinking 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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Peppermint Drinking Chocolate (Vegan, Paleo)

A decadent drinking chocolate, naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup and a hint of peppermint flavor.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Peppermint Drinking Chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 130kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Once the chocolate has dissolved and the mixture has reached the desired temperature (do not boil), pour into 4 mugs to serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 2.5mg

 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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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….

Cassie Vaughn

Yes, that successfully made me want something peppermint.

Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen

This looks delicious 🙂 Can’t wait to try! Pinned 😀 What a perfect way to celebrate this time of year !

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!

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. 🙁

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.

Katie @ Produce on Parade

Yummmmm. I would take this over beer any day!

Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!

Sometimes I think it’s dangerous coming to visit your blog because I always leave so hungry! Hahaha this looks delicious!

Erin L

Very tasty. Hubby loved it– With his favorite dark chocolate in it!

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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