Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Peppermint Mocha

While I was lamenting a $5 coffee habit, my husband suggested making my own peppermint mocha, which I did, and it's dairy free!  The only thing it is missing is the froth and froam, which is a casualty of the non-dairy milk, but the taste- it's spot on!

Peppermint Mocha
(makes 4 servings @ 85cal each)

Make 6 cups of coffee in your pot.  Once it has finished, break up 1 peppermint candy stick and toss it in to melt.

While the coffee is making, heat 2 cups non-dairy milk (I used vanilla flaxseed milk and it is AWESOME).  Whisk it as it is heating to keep it from scorching.  Pour in the coffee (once the peppermint has melted) and continue to whisk. 

Whisk is 2 tbsp hot cocoa powder (I used Ghirardelli Double Chocolate) and 4 sugar cubes (or 4tsp if you dont have cubes).

Pour the mixture back into your coffee pot to keep it warm as you nurse a mug on warm mornings.  You can also chill it and then heat it back up for up to a day (otherwise, it gets that day-old-coffee taste).

This might just be my new go-to on these cold mornings ahead!

My first of several cups...


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