Chocolate Mint Soother – one of life’s best comfort foods.
My friend Emily is always full of good ideas. She’s often sending me fun links, or sharing her creative inspiration with me while we visit after church. Last week, Emily did it again. Since I’d recently shared about my Warm Vanilla Soother and Warm Chocolate Soother recipes, she suggested, why not adding some mint extract to those?
After reading that comment, I think it may have taken me a grand total of five minutes to go into the kitchen and try out this idea. (Good thing she didn’t share this idea with me in the church foyer – I may have left Emily standing alone and driven home without my family.)
This recipe is just like the Warm Chocolate Soother recipe, except that you add peppermint extract instead of vanilla. Sounds like we’re coming up with some great ideas for using our peppermint extract, aren’t we? :)
Chocolate Mint Soother
- 3 cups whole milk
- 4 egg yolks
- ¼ cup real maple syrup
- 3 Tablespoons sucanat
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 2 Tablespoons arrowroot powder or corn starch
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together milk, egg yolks, maple syrup, sucanat, cocoa and arrowroot powder.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly (I use a whisk) until mixture begins to thicken.
- Remove from heat and add butter and peppermint extract.
- Stir until creamy.
- Pour into mugs and serve warm.
Aren’t you glad I have such smart friends? :)
If you like this, you might also enjoy:
Make them all and see which is your favorite! These drinks are filling and comforting, not to mention delicious. They are a perfect way to warm up on a chilly day!
If you put the leftovers into the fridge, this drink turns into a tasty pudding. It’s a win-win!
aww too bad I’m allergic to maple.
You could subsitute sucanat instead and be just fine!
YUM. I am totally making this.
I’m thinking of making the vanilla one, but with almond extract instead :)
OOOhhh! That sounds wonderful!
I have some orange extract in my cupboard. Since I like chocolate and orange together, I am going to try that Thanks for the inspiration Emily and Laura!
Ooh, that does sound good!
Aww, you’re too sweet!
I was also thinking about cinnamon by the way…
See, my friends are full of ideas. :)
Laura S. says
I read the title of this post to my 11 yr old daughter. She said, “Oh, Mom! We HAVE to make that!!!” I agreed! :-)
I just read this in my email subs, promptly went and made it!! It is soooo good!!!! And hit the spot!! Thanks so much for sharing. I love mint and I love chocolate, put together its the BEST!!!
Mmm. I did the equivalent the other day with some mint extract in my 3 cups shredded coconut, 1 cup powdered cocoa, 2/3 cup raw honey, 1/2 cup coconut oil mixed in a blender and rolled into balls to put in the freezer until hard. Mmmm. This is my GAPS non-guilty treat. Anyway, I added a teaspoon of mint extract the other day and WOW! Who would have guessed it would taste so good with coconut! Maybe I am just super conditioned to the taste of coconut everything by now, but it was yummy! It’s making me waant to branch out and try more flavors!
wow, that DOES sound tasty!! And I was very excited to read that, because your ingredient list is safe for my little 17 m/o & his food sensitivities. :) Thanks for sharing!
Oh man, that DOES sound good. Maybe I should make some of those to go along with the drink! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Sounds yummy and healthy!
Brilliant! I forsee a batch of this in the near future!!
Jenny Anderson says
I made this today because of pms. I had some for an afternoon snack. When my child care 2 year old had a high fever at 5 right before he left, then I started to feel ill myself. So I am having it for dinner. Thank you.