Starbucks pulls peppermint mochas from their menu way before most of us are ready to say goodbye. I say adios to my pocket change every time I step in their door. For both of these reasons, I came up with a quick and delicious solution- a three-ingredient simple peppermint mocha.
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- 1 cup strong coffee
- ¼ cup hot milk
- 2 small chocolate peppermint candies, like Andes Mints
- Brew coffee and heat milk.
- Place candies in the bottom of a large mug and pour in the steamy coffee and milk.
- Stir together and enjoy your coffee house style peppermint mocha.
Now that we’ve got our drinks in hand, what is your favorite treat to accompany a peppermint mocha? I usually go for breakfast treats, like carrot muffins or croissants. If I’m especially in the mood for sweets, these chocolate pastries always satisfy my craving. How about you? Do you pair specialty coffees with sweet or savory accompaniments?
Mugs. Tell me you’ve got a fave. I’m cheeriest sipping my lattes in Christmas mugs year-round. Pretty mugs like this one from Dayspring also catch my eye and are a fab prop for food photography, if you’re into that sort of thing. What is your favorite mug? Share below in the comments!
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