Spiced Peppermint Hot Cacao
Recipe type: Beverage
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Serves: 2
A little spice and a little sweet, this non-dairy hot chocolate is just what the season calls for.
  • 3 Tbsp 100% cacao
  • 1.5 cups light coconut milk
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • ¾ tsp. organic peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 petals, star anise
  • 2 cloves, whole
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp. organic coconut sugar (or raw honey)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  1. Place a cheesecloth over a small bowl to prepare for straining it at the end.
  2. Place all ingredients except cacao in a medium pan on the stove. Cook on very low heat, stirring frequently, for about 15 minutes. Do not let it boil.
  3. Add the cacao, one Tbsp at a time. Stir in each Tbsp until completely dissolved before adding in another.
  4. Continue adding all cacao until the 3 total Tbsp have been added.
  5. Remove from heat, and pour mixture through the cheesecloth (this will get rid of any clumps, star anise petals, and cloves).
  6. Serve hot or store in the fridge for when you are ready to heat up and drink.
You will also need a cheesecloth for this recipe.
Recipe by A Gutsy Girl® at https://agutsygirl.com/2013/12/12/spiced-peppermint-hot-cacao/