November Means Peppermint Mocha Season
19 November 12, 2012
Are you cold? I don’t know about where you are, but the weather is changing here.
The leaves are blowing all around and the sky is dark - I NEED coffee. Or to put it more clearly, I WANT a peppermint mocha! hot milk....chocolate.....yum.....
These bad boys come in a cute red cup and just instantly make winter disappear for about 10 minutes. Then, you realize you just drank 500 calories and start to feel bad.
Do I have a solution for you?!!
I picked up some peppermint extract and dark chocolate syrup from the supermarket and after about 5 tries - I got made my OWN peppermint mocha latte. I was a bit buzzed from drinking so much coffee but I managed to get to sleep at 3 AM.
The key here is portion size. I couldn't get it to work unless I made one that was about 1/2 cup in size. You just need too much chocolate if you make a bigger one to get the right ratio of flavors.
Also, you need the teeniest, tiniest drop of peppermint extract. I poured too much in the first time and my peppermint mocha tasted like toothpaste. ARGH! I would even recommend using a medicine dropper if you have one.
I used a milk frother (see below) to get the milk all bubbly. You don't need an espresso maker to make this drink - and you can skip frothing the milk if that is just too fancy for you.
Have you tried to make any of the milky Christmas drinks at home?
Snack Girl Peppermint Mocha Recipe
1/4 cup lowfat milk
1/4 cup coffee
1 tablespoon dark chocolate syrup
1 drop peppermint extract
Brew some coffee and heat milk in microwave until hot. Mix chocolate syrup and peppermint extract into coffee. Foam milk with milk frother or just pour hot milk into cup. Sit down and enjoy!
79 calories, 0.8 g fat, 15.2 g carbohydrates, 2.5 g protein, 0 g fiber, 42 mg sodium, 2 PointsPlus
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