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
1/3-cup instant coffee
1 cup Hot Chocolate Mix
1/3 cup coffee creamer
1/3 cup finely crushed Starlight Mints (about 12 mints) or candy canes
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
|Peppermint Mocha Mix|
|Cup of Peppermint Mocha|