Peppermint Mocha

Who needs Starbucks when you can make your own dairy-free drinks healthier and cheaper at home? Here is my peppermint mocha recipe, which I just love this time of year! Coffee and chocolate were made for each other and peppermint gives them a nice seasonal flavor. I sweeten my drinks with natural no-calorie sweeteners to cut down on my sugar intake in a healthy way. The flavor syrups at coffee shops are loaded in sugar and artificial flavors.

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Peppermint Mocha

1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk

3/4 – 1 tsp. instant coffee

3 tsp. cocoa powder

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

15 drops stevia

3-5 drops of peppermint extract, or 1 drop peppermint oil

Optional toppings: crushed peppermint candy, few chocolate chips, mini-vegan marshmallows

I recommend blending all ingredients well and then pouring into a large coffee mug to warm in microwave. The blender works as a frother and after warming it up, your drink will have a nice layer of foam on top.

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If you are new to a plant based diet or know someone who is, I do have a wonderful “how to transition” e book and I offer email consulting so I can work one on one with people and help them learn how to incorporate more plant foods into their lifestyle. To learn more click here.

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