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?
Mary Brandon says
I like coffee better in the morning and hot cocoa afternoon.
Coffee but usually only in the morning. This peppermint topping sounds delicious. I am trying it tomorrow!
Arlene mullen says
Going to have to do this tomorrow for my coffee!
Melissa Bell says
Hot Cocoa!!! I just recently stopped drinking coffee, but I’ll always love anything with chocolate!
Sue D says
Mmm–this sounds delicious. We drink hot cocoa.
Hot cocoa at our house!
Tara H says
I definitely like coffee better! This looks like something I need on my coffee! :) I guess the boys can have some on their hot chocolate too. ;)
Mary Ann says
I prefer coffee!
Amber Dawn says
Coffee! I can’t believe I’m actually saying this, but hot cocoa is almost too sweet for me anymore. What’s wrong with me, lol?! This peppermint cream sounds so good, will be trying it soon!
I have given up coffee but I love hot chocolate. I have been using sweetened vanilla almond milk- it’s so creamy and delicious. Can’t wait until breakfast now!
I never used to go to Starbucks until recently, and I have fallen for their peppermint mocha. I know that thanks to your recipe I can make it on my own, but how would I blissfully ignore all the deliciousness (and sweet) that is in my coffee?…
Rhonda Nice says
My mom loves peppermint; she would really enjoy this! Thanks!
What a great treat that everyone will love!
Coffee anytime, though hot chocolate in the evenings with my family is lovely! Love peppermint anything!!!
We enjoy our coffee over here and 5out of 6 of us like chocolate in our coffee. This topping sounds wonderful. It will be a great Christmas morning surprise…..thank you!
Hot chocolate for sure! Although your soothers have become popular as well :) And I used to work at Starbucks, which makes it even funnier that I’m not a huge coffee person. I am glad they don’t use HFCS in their stuff though as we consumed way more than our share of it in the 3+ years I worked there!
I’m generally a coffee drinker, but I think your peppermint cream would taste best with hot cocoa. Sounds yummy!
Coffee…can’t wait to try this! Thanks :)
Sounds great! I refuse to spend that much at Starbucks!
I have always loved cocoa but I like coffee now, too. Calorie wise, the coffee is probably better for me . ;-)
Kristen M says
This looks so good! I love both coffee and cocoa, but I probably drink coffee more. I’ll have to try this in both.
Donna B says
I’ve tried my best to like coffee over the years, but no matter how I doctor it up, it still tastes like….coffee. LOL So I definitely prefer hot cocoa!
Hot cocoa! I don’t like peppermint, but my family will enjoy this recipe!
Laura A says
This sounds like it would be wonderful on my coffee!
Melissa Trotter says
Sounds really, really good! Maybe we’ll try it today.
This sounds yummy! You’re making me hungry (or is it thirsty?)!
Now I need to go make some coffee! :-)
Yum! I love anything peppermint so I have got to try this this weekend. I am a cocoa person. I just have never learned to like coffeee.
Cocoa is my favorite – will try this soon and thank you!
Nikki s says
Oh my goodness I must try this today!!!!!!!
Amy S says
We prefer coffee in the morning and hot cocoa in the evening before bedtime. Yum with mint whipped cream!
Amanda B. says
I love my coffee, but who would pass up a cup of hot cocoa, what about making it a mocha?!
We put peppermint extract in our cocoa all the time, but this sounds even better!
Oh to answer!! That’s torture!! Could I say, coffee/afternoon favorite, hot chocolate/afternoon cold weather favorite???
What a great idea!! Thanks Laura:)
Oh, YUM!! I like to drink coffee with my husband & make cocoa for our littles. They actually prefer coffee milk, makes them feel grown up! Sometimes we enjoy putting hot cocoa in our coffee to make mochas. I need to stay away from dairy for my nursing baby but peppermint whipped cream will definitely make the rest of my family happy! During the summer we can make a meal of popcorn & smoothie. When it’s cold, though, we prefer popcorn & soothers and we’ve been know to pour the last bit of coffee from the pot into our soothers…
I love coffee, but hot chocolate is a great treat too, especially at nighttime!
Sounds delicious! Thanks!
Tammy Feathers says
Love the recipe!
I love coffee in the morning.
I like either. Depends on my mood. This peppermint cream sounds really good.
No coffee for me, so I’d definitely go for the cocoa. Too warm here right now for either though…50s today and tomorrow with rain then back to reality on Mon with a low of 7!!
We were in the upper 70’s yesterday so tomorrow, when it finally cools down into the mid 50’s, we’ll jump at the chance to make cocoa! Life in south Louisiana ????
Coffee! Really enjoy the warmth & flavor.
Well, I like the smell of coffee, but cannot stand the taste of it. I’d much prefer either hot chocolate or hot tea…well, really, a Mt. Dew will work too! :) I hope your family has a very Merry Christmas!
Hmmm… you might need a book or a magazine for the wait while the debate rages.
I made this whipped cream today! Quite yummy. I served it on cocoa for the kids, who were freezing and soaked from enjoying our first snow in TWO YEARS!
My prep steps are a bit different, though:
1. Put all ingredients into isi whip cream dispenser.
2. Shake well.
3. Charge with n2o charger.
4. Dispense, just like they do at Starbucks! (That’s where I got the idea in the first place…)
I love hot cocoa! Definitely want to try this one!
I’ll bet this would be super as frosting on a chocolate cake!!!
This sounds so good, can’t wait to try! Thanks:)
Rachel Anna says
I will definitely try this in my hot cocoa and my husband’s coffee! Yum!
Janelle @ The Smudge Curve says
That sounds so good!
I enjoy hot chocolate, with a candy cane, just the right amount of mint to the drink.
Diana Campbell says
As always you have the best recipes.
Certainly sounds delish! My company would love this when they visit.
Hot cocoa all the way. Love the smell of coffee but can’t do the taste.
Anything with peppermint is always a hit in our house. Thank you for the recipe.
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Hello! A while back you wrote a blog about drinking coffee and liking it. You prepared a homemade creamer. I have been trying to find it. Would you please help me with it? Thank you very much!
Bethany Lotulelei says
Estella, I think you are looking for the The Easiest Sweet Vanilla Coffee Creamer Recipe. You can find it by searching that title on this blog! Laura has also shared a recipe for Homemade Chocolate Caramel Creamer, which you can also find (and is my personal favorite). Hope this helps!
-Bethany (Laura’s assistant)