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Hi Bold Bakers!
The Holidays are a time for feasting, sharing and indulgence. It’s a time for eating, drinking and being merry. Nothing warms the soul more than warm drinks on a cold Fall night. I have to admit that I am one of those people that loves to see those red cups come out, even if it is November.
Starbucks embraces the season and goes all out with their signature Fall drinks such as Pumpkin Spice Latte, Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate and of course the delicious Peppermint Mocha. If you’re gonna do it, do it right that’s what I say.
I’m all for “teaching a person to fish” and that’s why I’m sharing these recipes with you. Once you know how to make your own you won’t want to go back to the original. The beauty is these are made with good quality ingredients rather than “one pump of peppermint flavor.” You can make them equally as delicious as one you could buy but make it at home instead.
Chocolate loves to be paired with certain ingredients that really makes its flavor pop. Coffee and peppermint happen to be some of those flavors. Pairing these ingredients together means that they bring out the flavors in each other, only making the Mocha more flavorful. I can see why this is one of the most popular Starbucks drinks for the Holidays.
These recipes multiply really well so if you are having friends over make up a big pot and serve it hot with whipped cream on top. These drinks are so satisfying and decadent, they would almost replace dessert. Only joking, nothing replaces dessert!
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Peppermint Mocha Recipe
- 1/2 cup (4oz / 115g) milk
- 1 cup (8oz/225g) coffee
- 1 oz (30g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 teaspoons peppermint extract
- In a saucepan add in all of your ingredients except the peppermint.
- Stir and bring the ingredients to a simmer. Simmer for 2 minutes.
- Take the saucepan off the heat, add the peppermint, pour into your mug.
- Decorate with freshly whipped cream and a sprinkles over some crushed candy canes. Enjoy!