Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday Beverages: Peppermint Mocha - Instant

This is the week of peppermint posts.    Today's post is Peppermint Mocha.

I have been making this Peppermint Mocha mix for years.  It is really easy and inexpensive to make.    I keep it around the house during the holidays.  I especially enjoy  a  nice mug of it during tree trimming time, present wrapping time,  just about anytime.

If I need a quick gift, I get a nice mug and put some mix  in a cellophane holiday bag.  I add a recipe card with instructions on making a nice hot mug of mocha.





                             Peppermint Mocha – Instant



Ingredients:
1/3-cup instant coffee
1 cup Hot Chocolate Mix
1/3 cup coffee creamer
1/3-cup sugar
1/3 cup finely crushed Starlight Mints (about 12 mints) or candy canes
Whipped Cream

Directions:

1. Place the instant coffee in a food processor and pulse a few times until the coffee is a  relatively fine powder.
2.  In a medium mixing bowl, add the coffee, hot chocolate mix, coffee creamer, sugar, and finely crushed mints.  Stir until well mixed.
3. Place mix in an airtight container.
4. For Serving:  Place 3- 4 teaspoons (depending on taste) of the mix into a mug.  Slowly add 6-8 ounces of hot water.  Stir.  Add whipped cream if desired.

Note: Hot milk can be substituted for water.

Make approximately 2 cups of mix


Coffee powder

Crushed Mints


Peppermint Mocha Mix

Mocha Mix

Cup of Peppermint Mocha


4 comments:

  1. Geraldine, this sounds like the perfect warming drink to sip after a brisk walk. Love the minty twist!

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  2. Thank you:) I am so glad you liked this recipe. Best regards, Geraldine.

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  3. This sounds fabulous! I've always just made my cup of coffee or cocoa (never occured to me to combine it) and hung a candy cane over the edge for five minutes before drinking it. This sounds so much better and wrapped up would make such a cute gift!

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  4. Thank you:) I am glad you liked the recipe and the gift suggestion. Happy Holidays. Geri

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