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Peppermint mocha latte

4
4
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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
10 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
5 min
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
This festive drink gives you full chocolate-coffee flavor with a lift of peppermint, but with far less sugar than coffee shop versions. Unsweetened almond milk enriches the drink while keeping things light; you can substitute unsweetened cashew, macadmia, or soy milk if you prefer. A quick spin in a blender creates a luscious frothy foam layer that holds up well without deflating, even after you sprinkle on the finishing touch of crushed peppermint candies. You can leave out the blending step for a more straightforward coffee beverage.

Ingredients

unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 cup(s)

Espresso, instant powder

2 Tbsp

sugar

1 Tbsp

unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tsp

mint extract

tsp

peppermint hard candy

2 item(s), crushed

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together almond milk, espresso powder, sugar, and cocoa. Cook over medium heat until hot but not boiling, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in mint extract.
  2. Pour into a blender and blend on high until very frothy, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Divide mixture evenly between 2 mugs and top with crushed peppermint.
  3. Serving size: 1 cup

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