Minty Hot Chocolate

Minty Hot Chocolate

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You will want to give up the powdery store-bought hot chocolate mix for this creamy and rich Minty Hot Chocolate. It takes only a few quality ingredients and 10 minutes to have a warming mug of chocolatey goodness. Milk and cream get a gentle simmer on the stove before bittersweet chocolate and mint flavouring are added for an amazing hot chocolate. This lovely version is not too sweet and perfect topped with lightly whipped cream.

A blue mug overflowing with chocolate chips and garnished with red and white candy canes for Minty Hot Chocolate.

It’s great for kids and adults alike and makes me want to strap on my skates and go down to the rink on the lake. In past years, we’ve had a self-made lake ice rink at my mother-in-laws and she would often bring down a tray of hot chocolate. One year I remember well because the ice froze very flat with little to no snow which allowed us to see the fish swimming below as we skated above. It was wonderful fun and a good way to enjoy time with friends and family. Make this Minty Hot Chocolate your delicious way to warm up after a day of outdoor activities. Enjoy!

Minty Hot Chocolate with whipped cream in blue mugs resting on a white tray lined with a checkered blue and white napkin.

Minty Hot Chocolate with whipped cream in blue mugs resting on a white tray lined with a checkered blue and white napkin.
Minty Hot Chocolate
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    Servings Prep Time
    1 litre 10 minutes
    Cook Time
    7 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    1 litre 10 minutes
    Cook Time
    7 minutes
    Minty Hot Chocolate with whipped cream in blue mugs resting on a white tray lined with a checkered blue and white napkin.
    Minty Hot Chocolate
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      1 litre 10 minutes
      Cook Time
      7 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      1 litre 10 minutes
      Cook Time
      7 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: litre
      Instructions
      1. Whip half a cup of heavy cream with the powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Keep chilled until ready to use.
      2. In a small saucepan combine milk, remaining heavy cream, and sugar. Whisk over medium heat until mixture comes to a simmer. Remove from heat and add chocolate. Whisk until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in peppermint extract.
      3. Divide among serving mugs and top with whipped cream and a candy cane.

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      Baileys London Fog

      Baileys London Fog

      Baileys London Fog served in a glass mug resting on a silver tray lined with a blue napkin and garnished with cookies.

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      Maybe we’ve been doing it all wrong?  I think it’s safe to say that if you like coffee you’ve probably had it spiked with Baileys Irish Cream.  But it’s generally not something we think to pour into our tea.  So I’ve gone ahead and not only added Baileys Irish Cream, but also Grand Marnier to a London fog latte.  It’s really quite delicious!! 

      Ingredients for Baileys London Fog on a silver tray lined with a blue napkin.

      The Baileys Irish Cream smooths out the tannins of the tea and adds an extra layer of creaminess while the Grand Marnier plays off the orange notes already found in the Earl Grey tea.  So go ahead, relax and enjoy your favourite London fog latte at home… but with a punch.  You’ll wonder why you haven’t done it sooner. Enjoy! 

      Baileys London Fog
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        Servings Prep Time
        2 servings 15 minutes
        Servings Prep Time
        2 servings 15 minutes
        Baileys London Fog
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          Servings Prep Time
          2 servings 15 minutes
          Servings Prep Time
          2 servings 15 minutes
          Ingredients
          Servings: servings
          Instructions
          1. Brew one cup of strong Earl Grey tea by steeping 2 tea bags for 5 minutes.
          2. Heat and froth milk using your preferred method. I used an electric milk frother.
          3. Divide Baileys Irish Cream and Grand Marnier between two tall coffee glasses.
          4. Add 1 tsp of vanilla syrup to each.
          5. Add 1/2 cup of hot tea to each glass and stir.
          6. Top up the glass with an approximate 1/4 cup of hot milk and additional milk froth.
          7. Serve immediately.
          Recipe Notes

          -You can use purchased vanilla syrup.

          -Make your own vanilla syrup by bringing a 1/2 cup of sugar and a 1/2 cup of water to a simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar.  Remove from heat and add 2 tsp vanilla extract or fresh vanilla beans from 1/2 a vanilla pod.  Allow to cool and then strain if using fresh vanilla beans.

          -If no vanilla syrup is possible, sweeten to taste with sugar and add a splash of vanilla extract.

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