This recipe is for the Peppermint Mocha lovers in my life! My husband, Doug, uses it in his coffee, and my daughters like to add some to steamed almond milk for a Peppermint Hot Cocoa. They also put it on top of coconut milk ice cream! I put it out after a birthday dinner I had recently for my sister-in-law when I served the coffee, and it created a buzz! I sent a jar home with Jenni tied with red and white ribbon. It makes a very nice homemade gift or a hostess gift! It is so delicious! It is sweetened with honey, and I use raw cocoa powder and gelatin in the recipe for body and added nutritional benefits. So, if you are going to have a treat, no need to feel guilty. For my SCD friends, the cocoa powder is not allowed on the SCD Diet. It is good also if the cocoa powder is omitted if you are a peppermint lover and would like a Peppermint Syrup. There are health benefits to raw cocoa such as flavonoid antioxidants. You can read more about the benefits of raw cocoa from ChocChick here. This is super easy to make!
Peppermint Mocha Syrup
3/4 Cup Clear Honey
1 Cup Full Fat Coconut Milk (No Additives – See In My Pantry for Brands)
2 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Raw Cocoa Powder
Pinch of Himalayan Pink or Sea Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract (I use Flavorganics)
1/4 Cup Great Lakes Gelatin Green Label
Blend all the ingredients in a blender. Store in a pretty glass container. That’s it! Super easy and delicious!