Saturday, December 1

12 Days of Mochas: Day 2 Peppermint Mocha Latte

The Peppermint Mocha Latte from Starbucks was my very first hot coffee and chocolate combo I ever tasted.  All it took was one sip and I was hooked.  I couldn't wait for December to come around so I could treat myself.  But I no longer need to go to Starbucks to enjoy this minty treat.  And I could enjoy this anytime of year, but there's just something extra special when I wait for the snow to fall, put up the Christmas tree, and plop a candy cane in my Santa mug.

On day 1 of the 12 Days of Mocha series I shared my classic homemade gourmet style mocha latte.  You can print out the recipe --> HERE.

To create your own peppermint mocha simply add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract to a mug of the classic homemade mocha recipe OR stir your chocolate mocha with a peppermint candy cane. Both ways are super scrumptious!

To make it an extra special treat whip up some homemade whipped cream.  Simply pour 1 cup of heavy whipping cream in a bowl.  Add 3 tablespoons of sugar and beat with an electric mixer until the cream is thick like the picture below.  If you are a peppermint fanatic add about a 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the cream when you add the sugar.  Trust me when I say the homemade whipped cream makes this mocha stand out as a truly scrumptious treat.  One you will definitely want after a long day of shopping... or work.  Enjoy!

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