Whether or not the weather outside is frightful, this Peppermint Mocha Latte is always delightful.
We recommend brewing this holiday drink with an Organic Sumatra Coffee (immensely flavorful, highlighted by notes of pepper, and round off to a chocolatey-smooth finish. You may also substitute coffee with decaf.
2 cups strong-brewed coffee
½ cup milk (or milk substitute)
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 oz. bittersweet chocolate (finely chopped)
2 drops peppermint oil
2 crushed peppermint sticks
Combine strong-brewed coffee and ¼ cup of milk (or milk substitute) in a saucepan over low heat. Do not simmer! Blend in sugar, cocoa powder, and bittersweet chocolate and cook for 4 minutes (stirring frequently) until ingredients melt and are fully incorporated. Add in 2 drops of peppermint oil.
Pour hot coffee mixture into 4 - 6 mugs (depending on your ideal serving size). Warm remaining ¼ cup of milk (or milk substitute) in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Using a whisk or Bodum French Press, froth milk until foamy as desired. Top each mug with frothed milk and sprinkle on crushed peppermint sticks for added taste and decor. Serve and enjoy!