Peppermint Mocha

Peppermint Mocha

I created a peppermint mocha recipe this morning. Actually, I’ll acknowledge that this isn’t a true mocha in that I didn’t add espresso. I didn’t need that much of a pick-me-up so I left it out. If you’re super tired, throw a shot in there.

Peppermint Mocha

I’m not a huge fan of the broken candy pieces at the bottom of my mug, so I splurged with real peppermint extract. No aftertaste, no gummy and syrupy last swig. I used barely any and will have the small container for approximately 5.4 more years.

Peppermint mocha recipe

What I did:

I melted about 15 chocolate chips in my mug and added about three drops (be careful not to pour!) into the mixture and stirred. I added warm milk, hot coffee, whipped cream, and a bit more chocolate. I used about half a peppermint candy for a little burst. It melted before I finished the drink.

The peppermint extract gave the mocha a strong taste that wasn’t laced with sugar. By the time I added the whipped cream and the chocolate syrup, it was the mocha balance of real chocolate and sweet I wanted.

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