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It's that time of year again when you just want to cozy up around the fire with a cup of delicious hot cocoa. I'm not talking about that fake instant powder stuff. This hot chocolate recipe is made with real ingredients including fresh mint from your AeroGarden, milk, cream and chocolate. It's quick, easy and will make your taste buds tingle!
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup half-and-half
8 large mint leaves
2.5 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1.5 oz dark chocolate chips
In a medium sauce pot, bring milk and half-and-half to a simmer. Put torn mint leaves in a tea infuser and let steep for 10 minutes. Reheat to a simmer and then pour the liquid into a medium bowl with chocolate chips. Let sit for 2 minutes. Stir until all chocolate has melted. Divide mint hot chocolate between serving glasses. Garnish with fresh mint leaves. Serve warm.
You can also add Bailey's to make a boozy hot chocolate!