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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Bring in the new season with a lighter spin on this familiar recipe!


  • 2 cups Almond milk or milk of choice
  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract

Optional toppings:

  • Candy canes
  • Sugar free whip cream
  • Marshmallows


  1. In a large pot, combine the liquids and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add the cocoa powder, honey, vanilla extract and peppermint extract. Whisk together until combined. Simmer for a few minutes then turn off the heat.
  3. Let the mixture cool slightly before serving. Top with whip cream or candy cane pieces.


This article first appeared in the December 2021 edition of the HealthPerks newsletter.

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