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Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Serves 3
Peppermint sticks are chopped in the Vitamix machine and then added to a blend of steaming hot chocolate for the perfect fireside beverage.
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 peppermint sticks
  2. 2 cups (480 ml) milk
  3. ½ cup (90 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  4. ¼ cup (25 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  5. whipped cream, for topping
Instructions
  1. Place peppermint sticks into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 3.
  4. Blend for 5 seconds or until you reach the desired consistency reserve half for garnish
  5. Place milk, chocolate and cocoa powder into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  6. Select Variable 1.
  7. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to highest setting.
  8. Blend for 5 minutes 30 seconds or until heavy steam escapes the lid plug
  9. Pour into coffee mugs and garnish with whipped cream and reserved peppermint. Serve immediately.
Notes
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Herb Pesto

Herb Pesto
Yields 1
This Saturday is National Herb Day! Celebrate with a freshly made pesto that adds a touch of spring to a multitude of recipes. This one uses the classic combination of basil and pine nuts, but feel free to substitute whatever herbs and nuts you have on hand! Learn more about growing and cooking with fresh herbs next Thursday at our Decatur store in our always popular Spring herb class with Chef John Wilson!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
16 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
16 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup (120 ml) olive oil
  2. 1/2 cup (50 g) grated Parmesan cheese
  3. 3 medium garlic cloves, peeled
  4. 2 cups (80 g) fresh basil leaves
  5. 3 Tablespoons (25 g) pine nuts
  6. Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients, except salt and pepper, into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 7.
  4. Blend for 1 minute, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
Notes
  1. Recipe yields enough sauce to coat one pound of pasta.
  2. Recipe courtesy of Vitamix.
Adapted from Vitamix Blenders
Adapted from Vitamix Blenders
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