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Vegan Peppermint Mocha

One of my favorite drinks to get at Starbucks is that seasonal treat they come out with every year. The peppermint mocha. To me, as cheesy as it may sound, it’s Christmas in a cup. Perhaps that makes me “basic”, but you know what, if I am, then I am proud of it! 😀

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However, I’ve always found the prices there to be expensive, and they seem to constantly be rising! Around this time of year, I especially don’t want to spend over $4 for a cup of coffee, as I’m already spending quite a bit of money on gifts.

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So, I set out to make my own peppermint mocha, so I (and you) could save money, and also have it whenever (like when I’m lounging in my sweatpants). 😉

So, without a further ado, brew your coffee, grab your favorite Christmas mug, and let’s get started!

Vegan Peppermint Mocha:

Ingredients-

  • 3/4 C. Almond Milk
  • 1 C. Strong Hot Coffee
  • 1 Tb. Cocoa Powder (or a vegan how cocoa mix + omitting agave nectar)
  • 2 Tb. Agave Nectar
  • 1/8-1/4 Tsp.Peppermint Extract (depending on how strong you like your peppermint. If you like strong peppermint up your amount to 1/4 tsp.) 

Directions-

In a small bowl heat almond milk in microwave (about 2 minutes). Then whisk in cocoa, agave, and peppermint. 

If you have a milk frother, you can go ahead and briefly foam it up a bit. Set aside.

Using either one larger mug, or two smaller ones, pour hot coffee.

Pour milk mixture evenly on top of the coffee. 

Serve immediately. 

Makes: 1 Large mug full, or two normal/small mugs full
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