Recipe: Healthy & Indulgent Peppermint Hot Chocolate


This hot chocolate is guaranteed to warm you up on a cold winter's evening. It feels like an indulgent treat but it's a lot healthier than something you'd buy in Starbucks. And the best part is that, with just four ingredients, it's incredibly quick and easy to make.

It's also possible to customise this drink to suit your needs. For example, if you're vegan just use a plant based milk and swap the honey for maple syrup.

Here's what you'll need for 1 mug of peppermint hot chocolate:

1 cup milk of your choice
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
1-2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract.

Blend or whisk all the ingredients together before gently heating on the hob or in the microwave. I sometimes like to add a candy cane to the finished product for a little extra festive cheer.

If you liked this post, you might also enjoy: 
Rich & Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipe 


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  1. This sounds delicious! Can't wait to try it out.

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    1. It really is amazing! Hope you try it and love it.

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  2. Awesome! What could be better then peppermint and chocolate mixed together! Sounds yummy 😋

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  3. This sounds like such a simple yet delicious recipe! May have to try this out x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. It's SO simple! Definitely try it out and let me know what you think.

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  4. I've made hot chocolates like this (tasty!), I recommend that if you are having a hard time with the chocolate powder mixing with the milk to heat the milk a bit. XO! If you are diabetic you can also use stevia instead of honey.

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  5. YUM! This sounds so tasty, I love that it's vegan too! xx

    https://www.chloexlizabeth.com/

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    1. It's vegan as long as you use a plant based milk and leave out the honey :)

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  6. Sounds so nice!! Can't wait to try it out ��

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  7. Thanks for this. I'll be making it soon

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  8. This sounds delicious. I love mint chocolate. I haven't had one in ages. Need to pick myself up some peppermint x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I'm a sucker for anything mint chocolate flavoured too :)

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  9. This sounds delicious! I really love mint chocolate! This sounds so healthy too, guilt-free treats are the best! Thanks for sharing the recipe Nic! <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. I love it because it feels like an indulgent hot chocolate treat but it's actually really good for you. Win/win!

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  10. Yummy! I've been thinking I would like to find a good hot chocolate recipe, and I love that this is a healthy version! I will be trying this for sure!

    Julie www.treeoflifeyogamontrose.com

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  11. I love how easy it is to make a peppermint hot chocolate! I need to try this out - forget going to Starbucks! This is it! Thanks for sharing the recipe :).

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. There really is no need to spend loads of money in a coffee shop when it's this easy to make at home - and better for you :)

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  12. This sounds absolutely delightful! I love hot chocolate and the fact that this recipe is healthy makes it all the more better! xx
    www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

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    1. I love making not-so-healthy recipes that little bit healthier!

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  13. I have to say - I LOVE simple recipes with tasty results and this one sounds like a great one! I've not tried peppermint hot chocolate before either so this recipe sounds like a great way to try it at home and also save some money at the same time. Thanks for sharing! x

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    1. You have to try it! It's so easy to make and like you said, a great way to try it out without spending loads of money.

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  14. I'm a huuuge fan of peppermint hot chocolate, it's my go-to drink in the winter so I will 100% be trying this recipe out! Thanks for sharing :)
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

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    1. Tbh I love anything with peppermint in, and I love chocolate too - so this is just perfect :)

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  15. Oooh this sounds gorgeous! I'd swap the honey for agave necter!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  16. I'm such a sucker for indulgent hot drinks! I've been trying all the christmas drinks from Costa and wish they had them available all year round :')

    G

    https://www.teawithgi.com

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    1. I love all the seasonal hot drinks in the coffee shops too! Unfortunately they can be expensive and not so good for you so I also like coming up with my own versions.

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  17. Mmmmm mint hot choc is like my absolute fave!

    Lola Mia x

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