One thing that always draws me into the holiday season is a peppermint mocha frape type drinks. The problem is, I’m super cheap. So going to “Fivebucks” as my father-in-law calls it, isn’t very thrifty. Therefore when I want to get the same holiday specialty drink, I try and make it myself.
From year to year, I have tried and failed to make this drink with those coffee creamers from the store that say “Peppermint Mocha” on the bottle. I actually found the perfect flavor by accident. The secret to making a peppermint mocha at home is… Coffee-Mate Girl Scouts “Thin Mint” flavored creamer. It is very very good!
Peppermint Mocha Ingredients List:
- Regular or Coffee Ice Cubes (coffee cubes recipe optional – but tastes better)
- Coffee-Mate Girl Scouts Thin Mint Creamer
- Chocolate Shavings
- Whipped Cream (Check out this recipe if you want to try making your own Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe)
Here’s how I make my Peppermint Mocha at home!
For starters, I am not a hot coffee drinker, but I loved iced coffee’s and frapps. You could use this as a hot coffee or iced coffee as well to achieve the same flavor. The creamer is the key!
2. Add about 1/2 cup of ice to your blender.
3. Add about 2 tbs of Coffee-Mate Girl Scouts Thin Mint creamer to the blender. (You may have to test this to see how much or how little you need to add to get to your desired sweetness.)
4. Start the blender.
5. Pour in glass like these fabulous clear glass mugs.
6. Add whip cream.
7. Add chocolate shavings or crushed peppermint (Atkinson’s Mint Twists Crushed Peppermint Candy for Baking 8 Ounces (1 Bag 8 oz)). This may in fact be my most favorite part of these coffee drinks! You can use a tool like the one below and then you can shave white, milk or dark chocolate for drinks whenever you want! Or you can simply order the shavings already made!
If you want more holiday drinks you can make at home check out my other recipes:
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