This is one of Jenn’s favorite drink recipes from her friend, Bekah, a Cotton Babies blogger. We’re sharing this recipe again and reposting it so you can find it easily when you need a little treat on a long day. Bookmark this page so you can enjoy peppermint mochas all winter long!
I love a good peppermint mocha during the cold midwest winter months. However, if you’ve ever dared to investigate the fat and sugar (aka high fructose corn syrup) content of your favorite coffee restaurants, you likely found yourself feeling guilty and/or grossed out. This is why I have been experimenting with a cheaper, healthier way to get my coffee fix. Prompted by my wise friends I recently tried making peppermint and chocolate syrup from scratch. It turned out to be fabulously easy and the results left me with my ideal peppermint mocha recipe. So here it is per the request of the Cotton Babies Staff…
For a single cup:
3/4 c. strong coffee-I use Kaldi’s Espresso 700 ground coarse for my French Press
1 T. homemade peppermint syrup (recipe below)
1 T. homemade chocolate syrup (recipe below)
1/8 c. coconut milk
To fill a full size Sigg thermos:
2 1/4 c. strong coffee-I use Kaldi’s Espresso 700 ground coarse for my French Press
3 T. homemade peppermint syrup (recipe below)
3 T. homemade chocolate syrup (recipe below)
6 T. coconut milk
Stir all ingredients together or for a lovely frothy foam, blend all ingredients for 1 minute in a blender (at my house “blender” means Vitamix, but that’s another blog post).
2 c. sugar
2 c. water
2 tsp. peppermint extract
In a medium saucepan stir water and sugar and bring to a boil. Add peppermint extract and let simmer for 30 min. Let cool and store in a sterilized container in the refrigerator. Yields 2 cups.
1/2 c. cocoa powder
1 c. water
2 c. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan stir cocoa powder and water over medium heat until cocoa is dissolved. Stir in sugar and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute while stirring. Add salt and vanilla extract. Let cool and store in a sterilized container in the refrigerator. Yields 2 cups.
Bekah works from her home as a designer. She has six amazing children. Five of her children have worn or are wearing cloth diapers.