Saturday Night Drink: Chocolate Peppermint Milk Tea


Winter Colds SUCK!  This annoying little bugger of a cold I have been fighting all week has finally gotten the better of me today.  -( I now always have the image of the Mucus Boy cartoon commercial for that Mucus cold medicine in my head –you all know the one..)




So tonight instead of going to the city and enjoying a fun time with some old friends, I am home, in bed. Because, tomorrow I want to meet my new niece (even if it’s with me behind a face mask) and this little germ monster that has made a home in my head – well –I am evicting him tonight ASAP! (images of me flooding him out of his little temp apartment is running rampant in my head)

As a kid my mother use to always make us drink loads and loads of peppermint tea when ever we came down with  a cold. The menthol in peppermint has great medicinal value (vapors are powerful in easing congestion) and if you have a hacking cough it  is extremely soothing and really does help ease the symptoms.

Even when I am not fighting a cold, peppermint tea is delicious and one of my favorite things to drink when I want to just feel warm from the inside out. It is an awesome accompaniment to some great biscotti and perfect for a cold winter Saturday night.

If you are a lover of peppermint patties – well just imagine them melted down into a drinkable delight – Yum Yum! Of course mine also has a nice dollop of whip cream on top!

So TAKE THAT – you little Mucus Boy!

Chocolate Peppermint Milk Tea



bitter sweet chocolate, chopped

Peppermint tea



Heat the milk on the stove top until it has come to a low simmer. Take 3-4 peppermint tea bags and let them steep in some hot water for about 10 minutes.

In a separate mug add your chopped up chocolate to the bottom of the cup, pour in a 1/2 cup of the hot milk. Then add 1/2 cup of the steeped peppermint tea. Mix well and enjoy. I usually add a bit of splenda, some whip cream and extra shaved chocolate to top the whole thing off -

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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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