Christmas Coffee Recipe
Welcome to the holiday season, where the aroma of freshly brewed coffee blends seamlessly with the joyous spirit of Christmas. This Peppermint Mocha recipe is the perfect way to indulge in the festive cheer, combining the rich flavours of chocolate and the refreshing zing of peppermint. So, let’s embark on a journey to create a cup of warmth and happiness!
- 1 shot of espresso (or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee)
- 1 cup of steamed milk
- 2 tablespoons of hot chocolate powder
- 1-2 tablespoons of peppermint syrup (adjust to taste)
- Whipped cream
- Crushed candy canes (for garnish)
1. Brew the Espresso: Start by brewing a shot of espresso. If you don’t have an espresso machine, a strong cup of coffee will work just as well.
2. Prepare the Hot Chocolate Base: In a separate container, mix the hot chocolate powder with a small amount of hot water to create a smooth paste. This ensures that the chocolate incorporates seamlessly into the drink.
3. Heat the Milk: Steam or heat the milk until it’s hot but not boiling. If you don’t have a milk steamer, you can heat the milk on the stove or in the microwave.
4. Combine Espresso, Chocolate, and Peppermint: Pour the brewed espresso over the hot chocolate paste, stirring to combine. Add the peppermint syrup to the mixture, adjusting the quantity based on your preference for that delightful minty kick.
5. Froth the Milk: Froth the steamed milk until it becomes creamy and velvety. You can use a frother or simply shake the milk vigorously in a sealed container.
6. Assemble the Peppermint Mocha: Pour the frothed milk into the espresso-chocolate-peppermint mixture. Stir gently to blend all the flavours together into a harmonious concoction.
7. Garnish and Serve: Top your Peppermint Mocha with a generous dollop of whipped cream, and sprinkle crushed candy canes over the top for a festive touch. The candy canes not only add a burst of colour but also a delightful crunch.
8. Sip and Enjoy: Find a cosy spot, grab your favourite holiday mug, and savour the magic of Christmas in every sip. This Peppermint Mocha is a treat for the senses, combining the warmth of chocolate with the cool, invigorating essence of peppermint.
Indulge in this delightful Peppermint Mocha recipe, and let the festive flavours dance on your taste buds. May your holidays be filled with warmth, joy, and the comforting aroma of Christmas coffee!