Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Stars

October 26th, 2012 · Lisa · nut-free, Recipes, Sweet, vegan mofo · Comments

I’ll be serving up awesome dishes from the menu of my imaginary vegan B&B all month long.

Tonight when you come home from your long day, we’ll sit together, sip our hot cocoa, look up at the stars and chat about our dreams.

I’ll tell you all about the plans I have to spend more time outside, dancing, and playing. You can tell me all about the ideas you have, those thoughts that make your eyes sparkle and your essence shine.

We’ll enjoy our steaming drinks on this last night of double digits (potentially) for the year, with special peppermint stars.

The stars are a great reminder that when things get dark and heavy, there is always something sweet to reach for that can change the entire experience. We’ll make a promise to each other to keep reaching for the stars.

A big cup of ChocoSol’s drinking chocolate and peppermint stars will make you say those kind of things. And it will feel glorious.

Peppermint stars


  • 1 can full fat organic coconut milk
  • 3 tsp agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Chill the can of coconut milk in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  2. Remove the lid and pour off the liquid. Scoop out the solid coconut cream (should be approximately 1 cup) and add it to a food processor or bowl of a mixer.
  3. Whip until it become smooth and light.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and process to combine.
  5. Add to a square or loaf pan lined with parchment paper or plastic wrap.
  6. Chill in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  7. Remove from the freezer and let sit for 10 minutes. Cut out little stars using a cookie cutter.
  8. Add to a warm cup of hot chocolate or coffee.

p.s. Happy Friday my friends. xo

  • Doris Romano

    Lisa, you yourself are a shining star, in the culinary world, and beyond. If you owned a vegan B&B, I would never leave. Thank you for sharing your glorious self and talent with us :)

    • Lisa P

      Thank you so much Doris. What a kind note!

  • Mom

    I can’t think of anything better than sharing this with you! I can almost taste it just looking at the photo. Amazing!

    • Lisa P

      We’ll make it again for Christmas.

  • Hannah

    You are too, too perfect.

    • Lisa P

      you are simply perfect.

  • ameyfm

    holy moly. those little peppermint-coconut stars sound insanely delicious!!! I love hot chocolate so, so much. Lately I’ve been trying to lose a few pounds (with good success, which is nice) – but it means that hot cocoa is on hold for a little bit longer. Luckily, I’m on target to hit my goal right when it really cools off… I know I’ll *really* enjoy my hot cocoa when I have it!

    • Lisa P

      I’m so glad this treat will be something for you to look forward to. I love peppermint hot chocolate!!!

  • smiteme

    What a sweet idea!

  • Cadry’s Kitchen

    That sounds like a magical night, Lisa! I love how all of your B&B posts ask us to stop and appreciate the little things! This line was especially poignant – “The stars are a great reminder that when things get dark and heavy, there is always something sweet to reach for that can change the entire experience.”

    • Lisa P

      I wrote it as a reminder to myself. I had a heavy week (leaving a job) and making my own sweetness really helped. xo

  • KitteeBeeBerns

    the happiest of saturdays to you!

    • Lisa P

      thank you kittee! We’re having a rainy morning in Toronto. When it rains here it makes me wish I was in Portland. I’ll just have to start my VVC countdown.

  • Gillian Young

    Please come over and make me some!! Ohh rainy Saturday. I’m eating raw granola in bed and listening to country music. :)

    • Lisa P

      I would love to. We need to spend more time together with beverages 😉

      • Gillian Young

        AGREED! I’m pretty open this coming week, let’s make plans!

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