When you think of winter coffee specialties, what comes to mind? Most of us agree that as long as it’s something warm, it’s good to go for the chilly weather. But for those of you who are looking for a more particular taste, our featured recipe should be right up your alley.
Christmas time calls for coffee and candy canes, so why not combine the two? Presenting the peppermint mocha! Instead of heading to your local Starbucks to order up that overpriced peppermint mocha with extra whip, gather the ingredients below and brew things up in the comfort of your own home. Homemade always tastes better anyway!
Prepare for the winter weather with the warmth and flavor of a peppermint mocha; you won’t be disappointed. After brewing up your masterpiece, send us a picture on Instagram or Twitter, and we’ll feature you on our story (or fleets)!
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips or 4 oz chopped dark chocolate
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 1/2 cups freshly brewed coffee
- whipped cream
Break out a small saucepan and get ready for action. Mix chocolate chips, vanilla extract, milk and, (the magic ingredient) peppermint extract; heat on medium heat. Continue to stir frequently until your mixture appears to take on a smooth consistency.
Brew up your choice of coffee and split up your servings. Once the joe is poured, combine your mixture into each mug, about 1/3 cup each.
Stir up your drink and top everything off with whipped cream. Feeling adventurous? Add a drizzle of chocolate syrup on top!
Serve up & enjoy.
[For more recipes, check out our featured drink for Thanksgiving or the popular “Quarantini“]