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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate


3 1/2 cups whole milk or milk alternative
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (about half a bag)
2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon J.T. Copper Peppermint Vanilla Extract
Pinch of sea salt


Bring 1 cup milk to a simmer over medium heat. Mix in cocoa powder and whisk until smooth. Add the remaining milk and return to simmer. Whisk in chocolate chips and sugar, stirring often (about 4- 5 minutes). Once the chocolate is melted, remove from heat and stir in extract and salt. Top with whipped cream or our favorite, marshmallow fluff!

Jolie’s note: For this recipe, I prefer to use coconut milk and coconut palm sugar. I also like to use our classic Vanilla Extract with a teaspoon of turmeric and a pinch of cayenne pepper. All of our extracts work perfectly in hot chocolate, so mix it up! No rules here.