Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hot Peppermint Mocha

If I can compose a Christmas carol, I will make one out of peppermint mocha.  Afterall, coffee and chocolate are just a few of my favorite things.  

As the song goes, 

"when the dog bites, 
when the bee stings, 
when I'm feeling sad.
I simply remember my favorite things,
and then I don't feel so bad."

That and a few close friends I can share a homemade peppermint mocha with, will surely make my day.  I'd like to raise my mug to a dear friend of mine who celebrated her birthday recently in Manila.  Ms. L, this is for you.  -GG-

The Big Picture:

  • Combine coffee and hot chocolate
  • Add crushed candy cane

1 cup freshly brewed coffee
One heaping teaspoon instant hot cocoa mix
1 candy cane
Whipped cream (optional)


1. Crush candy cane using the flat side of a cleaver by pressing down hard on the cleaver.

2.  Put the crushed candy cane and hot cocoa mix in your coffee pot.  I only used 3/4 of the crushed candy cane.  Add the candy cane a little at a time to desired taste.

3.  Brew one cup of coffee allowing the coffee to drip onto the crushed candy cane and hot cocoa mix.  Let stand in the coffee maker, stirring occasionally until the candy cane is completely dissolved.  Pour into coffee mug and top with whipped cream.  Enjoy!

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