A Weeknight Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Raise your hand if the very first thing you do when you get home from work is change into your pajamas?  Winter gets a bad rap because of that whole sunset at 4 PM thing but, controversial opinion: I kind of love it because it feels 100% right to go into “cozy mode” as soon as you get home.

And the only thing that can make “cozy mode” feel even cozier is sipping on a nighttime peppermint hot chocolate.  But because we’re trying to maximize couch/TV/hiding under a blanket time, it’s gotta be fast and easy and this recipe right here is it!

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Super Simple Peppermint Hot Chocolate

  • 1 cup milk of choice (I use soy because I think it’s creamier than almond and creamy is really what we’re going for here)
  • 2 pieces good dark chocolate (I use two squares of Chocolove Strong Dark Chocolate)
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  1. Place chocolate pieces and peppermint extract in a mug.
  2. Heat milk over high until hot but not boiling.
  3. Pour milk over chocolate/peppermint mixture and stir until melted and creamy.

Guys, I was hesitant because I didn’t use a sweetener and was worried it might be bitter but this was SO GOOD!  I made one for Joey and he concurred.  Highly recommended to sip one as you watch While You Were Sleeping with just the lights of the Christmas tree on.

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Let’s make this our new winter weeknight routine, okay?!

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