Monday, September 3, 2012

Peppermint Hot Chocolate with Whipped Marshmallow Root Cream

Today marks the final recipe in a series of Marhsmallow Root Recipe sponsored by the amazing Mountain Rose Herbs. Thank you MRH for donating the Marshmallow Root for our giveaway! And be sure to look wednesday (when I announce the winner) for a Marshmallow Root Round-up.

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This post is late because we've been helping a dear relative as she passes her last moments here on earth. A reminder to revel in the moments you do have with one another!

Heavy Whipping Cream can be used by those who can tolerate dairy. For those with dairy intolerances, a can of heavy coconut milk creates a similar whipped topping.

My little family of three loves mint. We drink a ton of mint tea in the winter but here instead of steeping milk in mint leaves (which is another way to make this) we add peppermint essential oil. Look for food-grade essential oil, pure, undiluted and organic. We used Mountain Rose Herb's peppermint essential oil and only six drops were needed for our desired minty-ness.

Minted Hot Chocolate
2 cups milk of choice, unsweetened
2-10 drops peppermint essential oil
1/3 c chocolate chips
1/4 c cocoa powder

1. Combine all ingredients (except for essential oi) in a small saucepan. Whisking on low heat while chocolate chips melt.
2. Remove from heat and add essential oil drops one at a time while whisking until desired minty-ness is acheived. Top with Whipped Marshmallow Root Cream.

* This can be served cold or hot. If it's hot the whipped cream melts into the chocolate and makes a delicious YUM!

Whipped Marshmallow Root Creme
1 can coconut milk coconut milk (full fat)
1-2 Tb marshmallow root powder (I used 2 but it depends on taste, might start with 1 for kids until they are used to the flavor)
3 Tb honey (or agave for vegans or Homemade Stevia Vanilla Extract)

1. Put the open can of coconut milk in fridge overnight or freeze for 20-30 minutes.
2. Scoop out the cream that has risen to the top.
3. Whip the cream with a hand mixer until light and fluffy (like whip cream). Add sweetener and marshmallow root powder and whip until incorporated. Keep in fridge until using.

Here is our mint harvest from this last week from Gracious Granny's Garden... You might have seen it on facebook.


  1. You said "might start with 1 until they are used to the flavor" in regards to the kids. I think I was imagining that classic marshmallow flavor, like marshmallow whip or marshmallows themselves... how different is the flavor of the powder to the well-known confection?

    1. To me, marshmallow root powder tastes a little more earthy. It definitely has a classic marshmallow flavor (I mean original marshmallows came from marshmallow roots) but is a little more pronounced. I just recommend welcoming the marshmallow root with open tastebuds. If you expect it to taste exactly like commerically produced marshmallows, you'll most likely be disappointed.
      Hope this helps!


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