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This easy mint mocha coffee is a great way to warm up this holiday season. This festive drink is a mixture of mint coffee and cocoa. Add some peppermint schnapps to make it a soul-warming cocktail.
Hey friends! I’m coming at you today with an awesome coffee drink that also happens to be incredibly easy to make a mint mocha coffee. It’s full of chocolate, mint, and caffeine complete with instructions on how to turn this into a cocktail.
I recently received a sampling of New England Coffee’s holiday coffees – Mint Mocha, Gingerbread Cookie, and Eggnog. New England Coffee is still celebrating their centennial year and what better way to celebrate then with fun, festive flavors?! These flavors are a MUST for your holiday parties this year!
For today’s recipe, I chose to use the mint mocha and let me tell you, it’s really good. I used to make a version of this drink back in my coffee shop days. Some nights I couldn’t decide between coffee and hot cocoa, so I started combining the two together.
It’s a drink that I still make all the time but with different flavor variations. Sometimes caramel, sometimes coconut, sometimes just mocha. Today, it’s mint – on of my favorite variations of the drink. (Really, they’re all so good it’s hard to actually pick a true favorite.) Pair these with my peppermint mocha donuts and you’ve got yourself a winning combo.
Now here’s the important part: you can make this two ways. For an alcohol-free version, I use a splash of peppermint extract to bump up that mint flavor. For an adult version, I like to add a shot of Peppermint Schnapps. This is a really great drink for those chilly days when you need a little something special.
To make these even MORE special, top your peppermint mocha coffee off with a dollop of white chocolate ganache whipped cream, a drizzle of my favorite hot fudge sauce, a sprinkle of chopped peppermint candies, and top it off with a candy cane. You guys, it’s like Christmas in a mug.
I like to make this mint mocha coffee recipe when we’re decorating our Christmas tree. We like to make a nice afternoon of it – special drinks, gingerbread house decorating, and decorating our house and tree. It’s one of those fun traditions that the kids will have fond memories of for the holiday season.
I’m also hosting another New England Coffee themed giveaway, just like I did with my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. This time, New England Coffee is giving one of YOU the chance to win a Keurig Single Cup Coffee Brewer with a selection of New England Coffee Products. To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post and tell me – How do you plan on celebrating the holidays with extraordinary people in your lives?
I plan on starting with this mint mocha coffee because this is one extraordinary drink for extraordinary people! Enjoy!
PS If you’re looking for a nice minty cookie to go with this mint mocha coffee, try my peppermint macarons with chocolate ganache! It makes an outstanding afternoon snack!
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- 1 C brewed coffee (I used New England Coffee's Mint Mocha flavor)
- 1 C prepared hot chocolate
- 1 oz peppermint schnapps (or 1/4 tsp peppermint extract)
- whipped cream, for garnish
- hot fudge sauce, for garnish
- crushed candy cane bits, for garnish
- whole candy canes, for garnish
- Combine the brewed coffee and prepared hot chocolate in a large mug. Stir in the peppermint schnapps or peppermint extract.
- Garnish with whipped cream, a drizzle of hot fudge sauce, crushed candy cane pieces, and a whole candy cane if desired. Drink immediately.
For a cocktail, use the peppermint schnapps. For a mocktail, use the peppermint extract.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 18 Carbohydrates: 5g
To enter the giveaway, leave a blog post comment and answer this question: How do you plan on celebrating the holidays with the extraordinary people in your life?
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. One winner, chosen at random from all eligible entries received, will receive a Keurig Single Cup Coffee Brewer, a selection of New England Coffee bagged and K-Cup products, and a My K-Cup® Reusable Coffee Filter ($178.43 value), and will be announced on or about 10 days after end of entry period. Entrants may enter within 21 days of this post going live. Must be a resident of one of the 48 contiguous United States (excl. PR, HI, AK) and the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction at time of entry. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Sweepstakes is sponsored by New England Coffee.