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Peppermint Mocha Latte

Peppermint Mocha Latte

Servings: 2
Total Time: 5 minutes
Quick, easy, healthy, Starbucks style mocha at home!
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Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coffee, gluten free, hot, latte, mocha, peppermint
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 56 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup hot coffee or espresso
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coco powder
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp creamer or milk of choice
  • 3-4 drops peppermint extract

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop collagen
  • 1/4 tsp cocoa butter
  • 1/2 tsp maca powder

Instructions

  • To Make in Blender: Add all ingredients except coffee in blender and blend for 30 sec, or until foam begins to form.  Pour milk mixture on top of coffee.
  • To Make with Frother: Heat milk for 30 seconds.  Put all ingredients except coffee in wide mouth jar, coffee mug, or similar.  Mix until froth forms.  Pour on top of coffee
  • To Make in Jar: Heat milk and then add all ingredients except coffee to a jar (this can be an old olive jar, Tupperware, mason jar, anything with a lid you can shake), shake until froth forms and pour on top of coffee

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Notes

Nutritional Information is an estimate and for informational purposes only.
 
*Note: substitution options can be found above in the substitution section of this post.
Can I use mint or spearmint instead of peppermint.  Unfortunately, no, I mean yes you can because people you can do anything you want but it will affect the flavor.  Each type has a different flavor profile and the profile associated with holidays is peppermint.  Dan is very particular about this…
Can I use chocolate chips? 
Yes!  Melt them in a microwave safe bowl for 30 second interval to melt.  Slowly add to the coffee mixture, along with peppermint, and stir to combine.  Proceed with the milk Frothing to combine milk and any other add ins you have.
Does the percentage chocolate matter?  Yes for health reasons.  Flavor wise, as medium to dark chocolate powder could be used.
What if I don’t have maple syrup?  
Not a problem, you can use honey or sweetener of choice.  Just be aware that depending on the sweetener, the recipe may have processed sugar and granular sugar will likely sink to the bottom some cause it you to miss out of the full flavor. 
Fun add ins to try: (optional ingredients)
  • Cocoa Butter: creates a creamy texture (like butter) and melts at low temperatures
  • Collagen: adds protein without affecting flavor
  • Maca Powder: adds a nutty texture (really good in hazelnut drinks and recipes), sometimes can become gritty and overpowering if too much is used.  Only used a tiny bit and add more as needed.
  • Sprinkles and coconut whip cream, because why not?!

Nutrition

Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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