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This refreshing treat is inspired by a drink I had on Cape Cod. Throughout the spring, I had been craving mint chip ice cream and was so excited when I found a drink that replicated the taste. I developed my own recipe and have been drinking it all summer. Enjoy on a hot afternoon after a walk or just lounging outside!

Step 1: Preparation

For this tea you will need:

  • Kettle
  • Teapot
  • Saucepan
  • Heat tolerant pitcher or storage container
  • Whisk
  • Tea strainer
  • 2 tbsp green tea
  • 10 fresh mint leaves*
  • 3 cups milk
  • Hot cocoa mix for 3 cups of hot cocoa**
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar***
  • Ice

*I like to use fresh mint, but regular peppermint tea or other mint teas would be fine!

**I use Dagoba hot chocolate mix

***Sugar is an easy substitute

Step 2: Making the Green Tea

Boil 3 cups of water in the kettle. While it is cooking, place the green tea and mint leaves inside teapot. Add hot water and steep for 4 minutes (be careful not to steep too long as green tea gets bitter if over extracted). Strain by pouring into your pitcher or storage container and place in the fridge.

Step 3: Making the "chip" Flavor

Heat the milk at medium high heat in the sauce pan and add hot chocolate mix. Whisk as the milk heats to make sure the chocolate is evenly mixed. Do not allow the milk to bubble.

Step 4: Cooling and Serving

Add the "chip" mix and agave nectar to the pitcher in the fridge and stir thoroughly. Place back in the fridge. After it is cooled for a little, add a sprig of fresh mint.

Serve over ice!

say this looks delicious! just curious, about how many people does this serve would you say?
<p>Hey Bluejay! I usually make it once a week and enjoy it slowly. I would say it is at least 6 servings depending on how much ice you like to have it over! Thanks for your interest! </p>
<p>This looks excellent! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)</p>

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