Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate with Chill-Ax

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate with Chill-Ax

Delicious homemade hot chocolate with a refreshing hint of Chill-Ax peppermint

Our Rongovis Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate with Chill-Ax will be your go-to treat in a mug! It’s a rich and chocolatey (and optionally boozy) delight with the added benefits and peppermint flavor of Chill-Ax CBD tincture.

Ingredients

  • 2 droppers Chill-Ax tincture
  • 2 cups milk (we suggest using 2% but any milk will do the trick – even plant based!)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips, or chopped chocolate bar (you set the sweetness level)
  • 1-2 ounces Irish cream liqueur – more or less to taste (optional)
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract

Makes 2 servings

Instructions

Place milk, cocoa powder and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium/medium-low heat, whisking frequently, until warm (but not boiling) and sugar is dissolved. Add chocolate chips and whisk constantly until the chocolate chips melt and distribute evenly into the milk. Whisk in Chill-Ax tincture, Irish cream liqueur, and vanilla extract.

Serve immediately, topped with your favorite garnishes: marshmallows, whipped cream, chopped or grated chocolate, crushed candy canes and more!
Since you are making this peppermint hot chocolate from scratch you can make it exactly the way you want it!

Want it extra rich? Use half and half instead of milk.
Want it less sweet? Use bittersweet/dark chocolate chips and/or reduce the sugar a touch.

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Can CBD get me high like THC?

Can CBD get me high like THC?

You’ve done your research, you’re reading almost every day about the health benefits of CBD, and now you’re ready to start your CBD journey. You know people from all walks of life are using CBD (cannabidiol) for several different ailments from anxiety to depression, stress, pain, inflammation, insomnia, and skin conditions. You’ve read that more and more studies reveal CBD as a safe big pharma alternative to deal with these health issues so why not give it a try? Because you have one more question…

Will CBD make me high?

Short answer: No.

But we know why you asked. Really, it’s a good question. You know CBD occurs naturally in cannabis plants just like THC, but here’s the difference: CBD does not have intoxicating properties.

Well, why not? Because CBD and THC interact differently with our bodies.

Both CBD and THC interact with CB1 receptors throughout our body’s endocannabinoid system, but they seem to have the opposite effect. Where THC binds and activates these receptors, causing the “marijuana high”, CBD acts as a modulator of the endocannabinoid system and blocks any intoxicating effects.

OK, makes sense, but what about full-spectrum CBD?

Another good question! (Dang you’re smart!) Full-spectrum CBD can contain up to 0.3% THC, so with the THC in there will that get you high? No, it shouldn’t but it will make CBD work better. What’s known as “the entourage effect”, a synergy between cannabinoids and terpenes, this small amount of THC in full-spectrum CBD products acts as a catalyst and helps CBD reach its full potential.

Great! But if CBD won’t make me feel high, how will it make me feel?

Short answer: Relaxed and calm.

CBD works by telling your endocannabinoid system to release more of those endocannabinoid goodies and slows down their breakdown in your body. With more cannabinoids circulating in your body, you feel more relaxed and calmer both physically and mentally. With this increase in cannabinoids levels many people report feeling less stress and a boost in mental clarity and focus.

As you start your CBD journey, please keep in mind that CBD affects everyone a little differently. CBD dosage depends on several factors: size and body weight, severity of condition, and tolerance to CBD. So, take it slow and work your way up until you find your proper daily dosage and adjust as necessary. This process can take anywhere from 5-15 days. Then, with your dosage dialed in you can begin to feel your very best – everyone deserves that!