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"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate

With cooler weather coming upon us, the kids have been hankering a fall weather beverage.  A nice hot cup of hot chocolate sounded good.  This time we made a mint hot chocolate.

I simply place the peppermint leaves into my tea infuser, then pour boiling water in it.  Close the top, and steep about 3-4 minutes.  You can use fresh or dried leaves.

While it's steeping, I put my hot chocolate mix in a mug that fits the infuser's bottom.

Place the infuser over the mug, and drain the mint water into the mug, making it mint hot chocolate.  

Yum!  One of the kids asked for mint hot cocoa last winter, and we had zero peppermint.  You could also steep a cup with peppermint tea from the store, and add the chocolate mix after that.  



Mama Pea said...

Ha! That mint hot chocolate beverage would sound a lot better if our weather wasn't so ishy again. Terrible humidity yesterday, didn't cool off much last night and both of us had trouble sleeping. Up and going this morning at 4:45 a.m. Bring on the fall weather . . . please!

Kristina said...

Mama Pea, I thought about getting up that early here today too. It is so nice to work outside in cooler weather, but by noon it's heated up to a point it's uncomfortable. Hubby finally dismantled my car to replace the back brakes last night, but the night fell too quickly and it's still up on the jack. He doesn't like working in hot weather either, so the cooler weather is helping get some jobs started.


That looks mighty good! I have peppermint on the porch that I do very little with so I must try this! Thanks for sharing!

EMMA said...

Oh my that sounds too good to be true!!!

Kristina said...

Dolly, the kids and I wanted this last winter, so I planted peppermint this year. It really is good.

Kristina said...

Emma, we love it!

Sam I Am...... said...

I'm sure it's good. I used to order Penzey's hot cocoa mix and their Mint Hot Cocoa mix...excellent! But it is not hot chocolate weather here yet....90 yesterday! Fall please come soon but gradually as I have outdoor work to do when it cools off. LOL!

Kristina said...

Sam I Am, it heated up here too, but cooled at night.

RB said...

Sounds lovely. Like you, we're starting to hanker for Fall/Winter themed meals too, even though the temps are still 80s here. Today I have in the crock pot some cabbage, carrots and trimmings left over from spiral hams. I'm going to serve it with smashed tatties. The house smells wonderful.
God bless.

Kristina said...

RB that sounds wonderful!