Homemade Chocolate Mint Tea is a comforting, delicious beverage that is so easy to make with just a few ingredients.

homemade chocolate mint tea in a brown mug with mint leaves and chocolate

Fresh Mint Tea 

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 

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.

rodelle chocolate extract

Recipe Steps

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:

  1. Place a sprig of fresh mint in a mug.
  2. Pour hot water over the mint into the mug.
  3. Use a spoon to muddle the mint with the hot water.
  4. Add a 1/4 teaspoon of chocolate extract or 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder.
  5. Stir and serve hot.

vegan chocolate mint tea with chocolate pieces and cocoa powder and fresh mint leaves

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.

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Here’s the printable recipe:

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vegan chocolate mint tea

Homemade Chocolate Mint Tea


  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MBA, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

This post includes a recipe for Homemade Chocolate Mint Tea


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Ingredients

  • 1 sprig fresh mint
  • 6 ounces hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon chocolate extract OR 1 teaspoon cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Place the mint in a mug and pour the hot water over it.
  2. Use your spoon to smash the mint a bit to release the mint flavor.
  3. Stir in the chocolate extract or cocoa powder.
  4. Serve hot.

Notes

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.

  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Dairy-Free, vegan, paleo

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 4

Keywords: how to make homemade chocolate mint tea, vegan chocolate mint tea, chocolate mint tea, fresh mint tea

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