Peppermint white chocolate mocha
I have a sizable addiction to any combination of chocolate and peppermint, and especially to Starbucks’ Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha or Peppermint Mocha – hot or cold – it really doesn’t matter to me. I long for the stuff. I make up excuses to go to Target because there’s a Starbucks inside the store. You just can’t beat shopping while sipping on a frappuccino. Sometimes my sweet mom even sends me a Starbucks gift card in the mail… just because. My adoration is great. For my mom and for Starbucks. But mostly for my mom, of course.
When I saw this recipe last winter, it practically sang to me. Of course I had to try it, and it did not disappoint. Pouring this into the blender made a nice froth that I topped with a little bit of whipped cream. The recipe made one large serving so you might want to share with a friend.
Find a quiet corner, a warm blanket, and a really good book. Now make yourself a steaming mug of this peppermint white chocolate mocha. It’s also a great treat to enjoy while you decorate for the holidays. Enjoy!
Recipe: Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha
(adapted from Joy of Baking)
1 1/2 c. milk (any fat content will do)
3 oz. white chocolate, chopped (make sure the ingredients include cocoa butter)
1 Tbsp. instant coffee or espresso powder
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. pure peppermint extract
Place the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it is nice and hot. Meanwhile, place the chopped white chocolate, instant coffee powder, and vanilla extract in your blender.
Pour the hot milk in the blender and process until nice and foamy. Garnish with shaved chocolate or whipped cream.