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Peppermint Mocha Creamer

Everyone knows I love my coffee. I mean, LOVE. One of my favorite holiday drinks is the Peppermint Black & White Mocha at Starbucks but I make most of my coffee at home now, which is why I decided to try making my own creamer.

This was my first attempt at making a peppermint mocha creamer and it turned out pretty decent. I think it would’ve been a lot better if I used whole milk instead of the 2% I had at home.

I’ll be trying out other recipes after the holidays and will share them here.

Peppermint Mocha (Recipe originally found at Deliciously Organic)

1 Cup whole milk

1 Cup heavy creamer

4 tablespoons maple syrup

3 tablespoons cocoa

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Whisk together milk, cream, maple syrup and cocoa in a saucepan over medium heat. When it begins to steam, remove from heat and mix in peppermint extract. Strain through a fine mesh sieve (if you don’t want the cocoa floating in your creamer/coffee), pour in glass bottle & store in refrigerator.

I think you could probably change up the measurements of the cocoa depending on your preference. I was fine with the 3 tablespoons but could see someone putting in a little extra for the flavor. I prefer the peppermint over the cocoa.


What’s your favorite coffee flavor?

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Kelly Hayes December 21, 2011, 2:50 pm

    I’m not a coffee drinker but I love chai tea, so I started making my own eggnog chai at home with eggnog flavored creamer. Must try this peppermint mocha creamer with my hot chocolate. 

    • Berrak December 21, 2011, 4:01 pm

      Yeah, it’ll be really good with hot chocolate! 

  • Grace Cunningham December 21, 2011, 4:06 pm

    Ooh, excellent idea, thanks for sharing! I’m addicted to fancy flavored coffee beverages, too. I love using cocoa, almond extract, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and eggnog to make naturally flavored french-pressed coffee drinks (not all at once, although, that could be delicious…).

  • Anna John December 21, 2011, 4:46 pm

    Is the maple taste prominent? I ask because I am wondering if swapping it for Agave would make a difference. Great idea!

    • Berrak December 21, 2011, 4:53 pm

      No, I’m sure agave would work too. Let me know if you try it out! 

  • John Thuku June 7, 2015, 7:51 pm

    I am not usually a coffee person. I prefer tea instead. I can try the peppermint mocha creamer with my tea and see how it tastes.

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