Tuesday, December 01, 2009

peppermint mocha :: a recipe

this is a variation of the irish cream recipe i posted last year. obviously with a new baby on the way i will refrain from sipping irish cream in my coffee this holiday season. instead i plan to see how many bottles of this dreamy concoction i can knock back before january...

here is the recipe ::

peppermint mocha

2 TBSP instant coffee or espresso powder

2 TBSP chocolate syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups whipping cream (one pint)

1 can sweetened condensed milk

3/4- 1 cup peppermint flavored syrup

blend, pour into clean bottles, and add liberally to your favorite brewed coffee. i like to use the flavored syrup empties to bottle it up. this will last 2-3 weeks stored in the refrigerator, but come on, who is going to let this sit around that long?! calorically speaking, this stuff is every bit as evil as the store bought flavored creamers, however, this sweet indulgence can be made without a single drop of high fructose corn syrup, depending on what kind of chocolate syrup you use.

i couldn't resist making cute little labels for my new love. smaller bottles of peppermint mocha would make great gifts, paired with a bag of coffee beans and some biscotti.

ah, 'tis the season for all things sweet! happy sipping, friends!

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Anonymous said...

Thats sounds to die for!!!

I was thinking for my Neices and Nephews of doing a non-coffee one!

Anastasia said...

Depending on what kind of chocolate syrup you use... off to go check the labels! Some times I wonder where my brain is...

About the recipe, great idea! I know Mark would love this, but where to hide it?? lol

erika~ the inspired mama said...

yes, that torani syrup in the first photo has no HFCS in it. it is a bit spendy, but we only use it for coffee drinks and such. most of the other choc. syrups have HFCS in them :(

Lovely Little Lovelies said...

where do you get the peppermint syrup? this sounds so yummy! i plan on making some.

erika~ the inspired mama said...

liz, i often buy my syrup at the grocery store (torani's brand) but you can also buy it locally at cash and carry for like $3.50 a bottle. they have every flavor imaginable and quite a few organic syrups as well.

Lovely Little Lovelies said...

sweet! i'm going there tomorrow because i can't seem to stop dreaming of peppermint mochas....mmm!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Wonderful!!! I can't wait to try it. :)

Love Val

Anonymous said...

Oh that sounds amazing! I may have to give this one a try!