I know, I know…it’s no longer the dead of winter, so why am I posting about hot chocolate? Well I thought it would be fun to make some green colored foods since St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner. And if you don’t buy that excuse, then how about the fact that it’s pretty dreary outside right now? Or you could just get off my back and take a sip of this warm cup of deliciousness haha!
Instead of the typical hot chocolate (or even the fudgey version I posted a couple years ago) I decided to switch everything up and use white chocolate. Not only do I love the color but it’s super easy to pair other flavors with the milder chocolate flavor…which is perfect, cause I infuse it with mint so each sip has a subtle little sumtin-sumtin. Whenever I’ve seen a minty white hot chocolate recipe online, the other blogger or author ALWAYS uses peppermint candy or mint extract. But to tell you the truth, I hate those candies and I’m way too cheap to purchase pricy mint extract for only one recipe. Since I usually have fresh herbs laying around, I thought it would be a great opportunity to to add a little freshness to the hot chocolate.
The milk is blended with the mint until light and frothy. Then it’s heated with the chocolate chips until smooth. It will turn a very light shade of green…if you want a richer color, just add a little food coloring. So yeah. Simple. Easy. Super delicious. :)
1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup white chocolate chips
8-10 mint leaves
In a blender, blend the milk and mint leaves together, about 2 minutes.
Add the milk and chocolate to a double boiler. Slowly melt until smooth (you could easily omit the double boiler and put everything into a sauce pan, just make sure the heat is low).
Pour into a mug and garnish with a marshmallow.