Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Fun Facts:

  • The first chocolate drink is believed to have been created by the Mayans approximately  2,500-3,000 years ago.
  • The cocoa drink was an essential part of Aztec culture by 1400 AD, by which they referred to it as xocōlātl. The drink became popular in Europe after being introduced from Mexico in the New World and has undergone multiple changes since then.
  • Believe it or not, hot chocolate was even been used medicinally to treat ailments such as liver and stomach diseases! Even more reason to make yourself a cup of hot cocoa 😉

DAY 6 – Rooks to Cooks’ Top 10 Holiday Recipe Countdown

Rooks to Cooks’ Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups whole milk or non-dairy milk
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 5 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt

Directions:

  1. Bring the milk and sugar to a scald (just before it boils) in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and whisk until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Pour chocolate into the hot milk and let sit for 1 minute. Whisk vigorously until the chocolate melts and the mixture is fully incorporated.
  3. Add peppermint extract, vanilla extract and salt. Whisk to combine.
  4. Serve hot with marshmallows or Whipped cream.