Naturally Sweetened Peppermint Hot Chocolate

‘Tis the season for hot chocolate! My go-to drink to warm me up this time of year is a delicious mug of hot cocoa. To give the cult classic a festive flair for the holidays – try this Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe from Emma’s Little Kitchen. Naturally sweetened with a bit of maple syrup or honey, this recipe is a big time upgrade from those prepackaged packets at the grocery store.

Ingredients

2 cups milk (whatever kind you prefer)
3 tbsp cocoa powder
2-3 tbsp maple syrup or honey (depending on how sweet you want it)
¼ tsp peppermint extract

Directions

  1. Mix a couple of table spoons of milk with the cocoa powder in a saucepan to make a paste. Whisk until smooth, and then turn the stove onto a medium heat.
  2. Whisk in the remaining ingredients, and heat through until the hot chocolate is hot but not boiling. Remove from the heat, and pour into two mugs.

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