Awww. Throw-back to the blogging days we shared a fun virtual Christmas Brunch together. Remember this??
I decided to re-post this delicious Peppermint Cream Cocoa recipe (originally published December, 2013!) just in case you needed a reminder of this wonderful and SIMPLE recipe!!!
It was a fun experiment – creating a whipped cream topping for yummy hot drinks. But I had to wonder, would simply adding a little sweetener and peppermint extract to whipped cream really make cocoa or coffee that much more special?
Ohhhhhhh yes, yes, yes, and yes again. I quickly put this together one afternoon, plopped a generous serving onto a cup of freshly brewed coffee, and immediately decided that I needed to sit down, close my eyes, and relish the moment. It was hot beverage deliciousness in a mug. The rest of the family enjoyed this special whipped cream on their hot cocoa, and we all declared it to be ah-mazing.
Matt was finishing some work at the computer at the time, and therefore hadn’t joined us at the table yet to enjoy this treat. I took him a mug and declared with excitement, “Seriously, who needs Starbucks??” As he was a bit distracted with the work he was doing, he looked up, confused as he saw that I was cheerfully sipping coffee and that I had a dob of whipped cream on my upper lip. “What? You need Starbucks? Why?”
No, no. I really, really don’t. I had everything I could want in a special hot drink, all without the high fructose corn syrup or big price tag. And now, I am sharing this recipe idea with you. Enjoy, savor, stay healthy, and save yourself some cash.
Peppermint Cream Cocoa (or Coffee)
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3-4 drops liquid stevia (or another sweetener of your choice like maple syrup)
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Whip cream for several minutes to form stiff peaks.
- Drizzle in stevia and peppermint extract.
- Whip quickly to mix into the cream.
- Serve on hot cocoa or coffee.
Here is my easy and delicious Hot Cocoa Recipe. Or even easier – here is my Hot Chocolate Mix recipe.
Which do you like better – coffee or hot cocoa?