Hot Cocoa with Mint

This isn’t exactly a drink that needs a recipe to succeed, but I just thought I’d share this in case anyone hasn’t thought of adding peppermint extract in their cup of hot cocoa. It’s delicious, and a perfect treat for the darkening nights!

Actually there is another little secret to the greatness of this cocoa: a tiny pinch of salt. It makes all the difference!

The Ingredients for 1 cup:

  • 2 dl plain, sweetened soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon good cocoa powder (Green & Black’s is nice)
  • 1 tablespoon raw cane sugar
  • a tiny pinch of salt
  • 2 drops peppermint extract

I first heat the soy milk in a little cooking pan until it’s almost boiling, and then whisk in the sugar and the cocoa. I keep on whisking until the sugar’s melted and there are no cocoa lumps visible. Then I stir in the peppermint extract and salt, and enjoy my cup of hot cocoa.