Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint sticks are chopped in the Vitamix machine and then added to a blend of steaming hot chocolate for the perfect fireside beverage.

Ingredients

  • 6 peppermint sticks
  • 2 cups (480 ml) milk
  • ½ cup (90 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup (25 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • whipped cream, for topping

Directions

  1. Place peppermint sticks into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 3.
  4. Blend for 5 seconds or until you reach the desired consistency reserve half for garnish
  5. Place milk, chocolate and cocoa powder into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  6. Select Variable 1.
  7. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to highest setting.
  8. Blend for 5 minutes 30 seconds or until heavy steam escapes the lid plug
  9. Pour into coffee mugs and garnish with whipped cream and reserved peppermint. Serve immediately.