Peppermint Mocha Coffee
 
 
This Peppermint Mocha Coffee is the perfect holiday beverage to start your day! You will love the deliciously sweet chocolate-peppermint flavor, and it is SO simple to make!
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 regular size candy canes, crushed
  • sweetener of choice, if desired
  • optional garnishes:
  • whipped cream
  • candy cane
  • chocolate sauce
Instructions
  1. Pour 1 cup of hot coffee into a mug. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the almond milk, crushed candy canes, and cocoa powder. Heat the milk mixture in the microwave on high for 90 seconds, stirring once halfway through the cooking time. Stir the mixture until all the candy cane pieces and cocoa powder have dissolved, and pour into the mug of coffee. Add sweetener of choice and garnishes, if desired.
Notes
- To quickly crush the candy canes, place them in a small zip-tog bag and use a rolling pin or meat mallet to smash them into small pieces. The smaller they are, the quicker they will dissolve.

- The candy canes make a pretty sweet coffee, so I don't add any extra sugar. I'd recommend tasting the coffee first before adding any. If you aren't a sweet coffee fan, only use 1 candy cane instead of 2.

- Want to make this for a crowd? Double or triple the ingredients and add them all to a saucepan. Heat on medium-low, stirring frequently, until the candy canes and cocoa powder have dissolved and serve in individual mugs with garnishes on top.
Recipe by Love Grows Wild at https://lovegrowswild.com/2014/12/peppermint-mocha-coffee/