I created the recipe for this Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate in collaboration with the wonderful company Chocolate and Love.
This is actually the fourth (!) hot chocolate recipe I’ve posted on my blog so far. I’ve made Spiced Hot Chocolate, Praline Hot Chocolate and Orange Hot Chocolate. Each one is delicious in it’s own right, and I especially love this Peppermint Hot Chocolate because the fragrant peppermint flavour paired with the rich dark chocolate reminds me so much of After Eight chocolates. For this reason, I think this particular hot chocolate is perfect for an after-dinner sweet treat.
I love the chocolate brand Chocolate and Love for several reasons – firstly, because their products are really good quality and so delicious. Another reason is that this Chocolate and Love Mint Chocolate is the only dairy-free peppermint-flavoured chocolate that I can get from my local supermarket. It’s also completely organic and coeliac friendly!
As delicious as an After Eight chocolate may be, I also love how authentic and natural the peppermint flavour in this chocolate tastes compared to its slightly more artificial counterparts.
This hot chocolate is so rich and creamy that you won’t believe it’s vegan! My secret for making it so delicious is this Plenish unsweetened cashew milk that I’ve absolutely fallen in love with! I’ve especially enjoyed using it to make Golden Milk and it’s become my go-to milk for making hot drinks because it becomes deliciously rich, creamy and slightly frothy when it’s heated up. Finally, I like to add a small amount of cornflour at the end to make it extra thick and indulgent.
If you can’t get hold of peppermint-flavoured chocolate, you could just use your favourite dark chocolate and add some peppermint extract instead.
And please remember to go check out this Chocolate and Love Orange Chocolate and lots of their other wonderful products!
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- 1 cup milk, any kind (I like to use unsweetened cashew milk)
- Few squares of Chocolate and Love Mint Chocolate
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup (or sub any other sweetener of choice)
- Optional: 1 teaspoon cornflour
- Melt chocolate in saucepan on low heat
- Add milk and maple syrup and mix well
- Keep stirring and bring to the boil
- In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornflour in a tiny amount of water
- Once boiling, add the cornflour paste and stir gently until it thickens
- Turn off heat and pour into a mug
- Enjoy immediately!