Minted Iced Cocoa

May 23rd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 4 iced cocoas


4 cups skim milk
½ cup fresh mint leaves
¼ cup sugar
4 ounces dark chocolate


In a medium sauce pan combine the milk, mint leaves and sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5-7 minutes. Remove mint leaves and add dark chocolate, whisking continuously until all the chocolate is melted. Take off heat and cool. Serve over ice, garnished with a mint leaf.

Chocolate Cake

January 14th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes one cake


2 cups flour
1 cup cocoa
1½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1½ teaspoons vanilla
1½ cups buttermilk
Basic Buttercream, for frosting


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Prepare 2 sheet pans with non-stick spray and parchment paper. Set aside. In a large bowl, sift all dry ingredients together. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, and mix until incorporated.

Alternate dry ingredients with buttermilk, starting and finishing with flour mixture.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted in center comes out clean.

© Recipe Property of Shawona Jones

Minted Hot Cocoa

October 6th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink


3 cups of milk
1-2 spoons of sugar.


Infuse 3 cups of milk with 1 cup fresh mint, heating in a sauce pan for about 5 minutes, do not boil.  Make Hot cocoa following hot cocoa recipe using mint infused milk.

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