Homemade Chocolate Mint Tea is a comforting, delicious beverage that is so easy to make with just a few ingredients.
Fresh Mint Tea is So Luxurious
I was in a health food restaurant many years ago when I was first served fresh mint tea. Just the simple combination of fresh mint and hot water muddled together is so divine! You would never guess how delightful it is until you’ve tried it.
I’m a huge fan of mint flavor, and adding chocolate just takes it to the next level. It’s been so darned cold this winter (even here in California) that I’m finding myself making tea at least once a day to help warm up.
How to Add Chocolate Flavor to Tea
There are a few ways to add chocolate flavor to tea. I’ve tried both adding cocoa powder and adding chocolate extract. Adding cocoa powder is a bit tougher because then it’s like a watery hot chocolate. Still good, but you’ve got to manage your expectations.
Then, I was introduced to chocolate extract and realize it was even more perfect than cocoa powder to add to tea. I used Rodelle chocolate extract for mine.
How to Make Homemade Chocolate Mint Tea
It’s so incredibly easy to make homemade chocolate mint tea, and it’s tastes a million times better than any bagged chocolate mint tea I’ve tried. I promise!
Here’s how to make it:
- Place a sprig of fresh mint in a mug.
- Pour hot water over the mint into the mug.
- Use a spoon to muddle the mint with the hot water.
- Add a 1/4 teaspoon of chocolate extract or 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder.
- Stir and serve hot.
This is such a simple recipe, but I hope you love it as much as I do. I’m such a huge fan of using flavor extracts in cooking. They’re usually expensive ingredients, but they keep forever in the pantry and can be used in so many things. Right now I have chocolate extract, vanilla extract, raspberry extract, lemon extract, and cinnamon extract in my pantry just begging me to make something with them.
Is mint chocolate healthy?
Yes! Both fresh mint and chocolate are ingredients that are full of antioxidants. So, enjoy!
Is there chocolate tea?
Yes, you can buy chocolate tea, but I think this homemade recipe is so much tastier.
Does Tazo cocoa mint mate have caffeine?
Yes, mate has caffeine. This recipe is low in caffeine, although some people may find that cocoa powder can be stimulating, due to the theobromine content.
Here’s the printable recipe for my Homemade Chocolate Mint Tea:
This post includes a recipe for Homemade Chocolate Mint Tea
- 1 sprig fresh mint
- 6 ounces hot water
- 1/4 teaspoon chocolate extract OR 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- Place the mint in a mug and pour the hot water over it.
- Use your spoon to smash the mint a bit to release the mint flavor.
- Stir in the chocolate extract or cocoa powder.
- Serve hot.
To make this more like a traditional hot chocolate, replace the water with unsweetened almond milk. Use a few drops of stevia to sweeten it to taste.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 4
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