Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate Recipe

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for American Heritage Chocolate. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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When it comes to baking one of my favorite flavors is chocolate. To be honest I don’t know much about it. I’ve been to several plants to see it being made, but I’ll admit I was mostly thinking about the free sample at the end!

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American Heritage taught me not only how good chocolate can taste, but more about its history.

Interesting facts I learned:
People have been drinking a version of hot chocolate since 500 B.C.
Benjamin franklin sold Chocolate in his printing shop in 1735
Lewis of Lewis and Clark ate chocolate to improve his health on their voyage
President Lincoln served 3 types of chocolate at his 2nd Inaugural Ball
Chocolate was on the menu on the Titanic
Charles Linbergh drank hot chocolate on the Spirit of the Saint Louis
Astroanauts eat chocolate on the space shuttle

American Heritage is a unique blend of chocolate made with only ingredients available in the 1750s. It includes flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, orange, and vanilla. This flavor profile is perfect for a warm wintery hot chocolate on it own. However, I wanted to take it to the next level by adding mint. So I created my Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate.

I love serving it with my Christmas cookies. The slightly bitter flavor tends to balance out the sweetness nicely. Plus with no caffeine, it’s kid friendly as well. This recipe combines all my favorite winter flavors (chocolate + mint) in a delicious drink that adults will love too!

I made a single cup version, but feel free to double/triple it for a crowd.

Please hop on over to the American Heritage site to check out my full recipe!