So I think last week’s AIP “Chocolate” Mint Thumbprint Cookies finally turned me into a chocolate/peppermint fan! After posting my recipe, I got right back into the kitchen to play around with more chocolate (in my case, carob) and mint concoctions! And I’m really glad I didn’t just stop with the chocolate mint cookies this year, since my new beverage creation will be the greatest thing to enjoy WITH the cookies! 🙂
Today, I bring you rich and creamy AIP Peppermint Hot Cocoa! It’s made with carob, but I promise, you won’t even notice the difference! This drink is sort of a fusion between a peppermint mocha and hot chocolate. Instead of a coffee-based beverage, I chose to brew peppermint tea in coconut milk for just a hint of a peppermint flavor. Combine that with carob, collagen, and honey and you have a warm, comforting, and gut-friendly cocoa. If that wasn’t delicious enough, it’s topped off with fluffy peppermint coconut whip and a deep, dark carob sauce! Heaven in a mug!
If you feel stressed during this busy season, take a load off, relax, and pour yourself a big cup of Christmas cheer – in the form of my new AIP Peppermint Hot Cocoa!