RecipesFeb 2, 2022

Peppermint Spirits Hot Chocolate

Mint and chocolate are a classic winter combination, the perfect sip after playing in the snow. This lightly sweetened hot chocolate is pungent and highly aromatic, thanks to Peppermint Spirits, a proprietary blend of Peppermint leaf extract and essential oil. You can use any milk you prefer. Opt for organic ingredients when possible. Each serving yields about 6 ounces.


Serves 1

Âľ cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)

1 tablespoon unsweetened cacao or dark cocoa powder

2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

Dash salt

0.7 ml Herb Pharm Peppermint Spirits liquid herbal extract†


  1. In a small pan over low heat, whisk together the milk, cacao or cocoa powder, maple syrup and salt.
  2. Bring it just to a simmer, then immediately remove from heat. Do not let it boil.
  3. Pour into a mug, add Peppermint Spirits and stir well to combine.
  4. Serve immediately.


  • Adjust the amount of maple syrup to taste.
  • If your milk is sweetened, reduce the amount of maple syrup.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of cocoa powder on top, if desired.

†One squeeze of the dropper equals 0.7 ml; provides approximately 1 serving of Herb Pharm liquid herbal extract.