Ok, I’ve never written a post for recipes, so not gonna lie I’m a little nervous. But here we go trying new things! So it officially ’tis the season for peppermint mochas at
Starbucks (aka my kryptonite). But as much as my mouth loves the taste of that perfecting blended chocolate and peppermint goodness, my body and wallet really do not appreciate it.
I experimented for a few weeks to find an alternative for my wallet and body to be just as happy that the holiday-themed drinks have arrived and here is what I found:
I chose to use oat milk as my base, but you could choose any milk you desire. I chose oat milk because it is dairy, gluten, and soy-free (super healthy) and it creamier than a lot of other dairy alternatives! Here is the brand I like to use, but there really isn’t much of a difference between brands.
Next, I used Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder. Again you can use any cocoa powder you choose, I just like this one because I find it makes it rich and chocolatey but not too bitter.
Next comes the sugar. I used unrefined coconut sugar to make it a touch healthier than cane sugar. But if you can’t find coconut sugar or just prefer cane sugar you can use that it just is a little less healthy.
I mix in vanilla extract and peppermint extract at the end. You can use any brand but I highly recommend McCormicks, just because they are cheap easy to find, and easy to store. I choose to put 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract, but if you would like more peppermint flavor you could add more.
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Healthy Peppermint Mocha Creamer
A dairy-free, low-sugar creamer. A healthier and cheaper alternative for the holiday classic peppermint mocha creamer.
- 2 cup of Oat Milk (or any milk you choose)
- 2 Tbsp of Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa
- 2 Tbsp of Coconut Sugar
- 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp of Peppermint extract
- In a medium saucepan, combine Oat Milk, Cocao, and Coconut Sugar.
- Cook on medium-low heat and whisk together ingredients.
- Once the ingredients have dissolved, add the Vanilla and Peppermint extract. Whisk together
- Cook for a 1-2 minutes. Do not boil the mixture, simply cook until warm.