Who doesn't love the combination of mint and chocolate? Some of Red's favorite childhood memories is finishing off one Andes mint after another in a post-holiday dinner coma. Heat the chocolate up and and you've got a heating and cooling mug of what tastes like one slowly melting in your mouth. mint hot chocolate

Mint Hot Chocolate Makes 1 cup

1/2        Cup Heavy Cream 1/2        Cup Whole Milk 1            Oz Bittersweet Chocolate Chips (apx 1/4 Cup)--use the good stuff, it's worth it 1 1/2     Tablespoons Cocoa Powder 1            Tablespoon Granulated Sugar 1/4        Teaspoon Peppermint Extract 

Combine chocolate, cocoa powder and granulated sugar in a small mixing bowl.

Meanwhile, heat milk and cream in a saucepan on medium-high, until at a simmer.

Pour the dairy over the chocolate and let sit for 30 seconds. Add the peppermint extract and whisk until fully combined and the chocolate is melted.

Serve.

 

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