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Holiday Peppermint Mocha

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Holiday Peppermint Mocha Recipe - get in the spirit of the holiday season with this festive and easy homemade peppermint mocha recipe! #drinks #hotchocolate #hotdrinks Tiger USA

FIRST, WHAT IS A MOCHA

If you’ve ever wondered what the whole mocha vs latte thing is… well, this is for you!

Simply put – a latte is an espresso drink, mixed with steamed milk.

And while a cappuccino typically has a 1:1:1 ratio of espresso, steamed milk and milk foam – a latte is the espresso mixed with more steamed milk and juuust a touch of foam on top. Think of a latte as a ‘wet’ cappuccino.

Now, a mocha is basically a latte with the addition of chocolate (usually chocolate syrup).

Therefore, it’s pretty common to hear a mocha called a mocha latte. However, no matter what you decide to call it, mochas are simply delicious!

 

HOW TO MAKE A MOCHA

We’ve got a little at-home-hack for this minty mocha latte recipe.

Simply mix a packet of instant coffee with about 8 ounces of hot water. If you’ve got a Tiger Electric Water Boiler and Dispenser in your kitchen, there’s no need to wait for water to heat up on the stovetop. With a safety lock, you’ll never have to worry about spills. And with multiple temperature settings, your peppermint mocha can be piping hot, while the one you make for Grandma can be a bit cooler… just how she likes it 🙂

Add hot chocolate mix and peppermint syrup to your coffee – and as much milk as you prefer. Then top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.

This warming – and easy to make – peppermint mocha will be your go-to holiday drink this winter!

Holiday Peppermint Mocha

Water Boiler Recipe

When the holiday season approaches and the temperatures continue to dip, we start to subconsciously crave a warming peppermint mocha latte in a steaming mug. YUM!

There’s nothing quite like the boost of caffeine, wrapped in the guise of a sweet, creamy coffee, hinted with a cool burst of peppermint syrup to take away the winter chill.

And, it must be said – for us anyway – that’s the flavor of the holiday season. We associate this mocha recipe with lacing up our ice skates and taking a spin around the brisk outdoor rink – as the colored lights twinkle and shine.

Well, you don’t need to shell out big bucks at a franchise coffee shop or overpriced cafe to get your peppermint mocha fix this winter! Nor do you need the espresso pulling talents of a professional barista.

We’ve got a simple, make-at-home recipe that you’re going to love this holiday season!

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Prep Time: 5 minutes l Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2 Holiday Peppermint Mochas

  1. Put instant coffee pack in a mug and dispense hot water from the water heater
  2. Add peppermint syrup and hot chocolate powder to your coffee
  3. Stir until the syrup and powder is dissolved
  4. Mix-in milk to your desired amount
  5. Add whipped cream, crushed candy cane, and mint leaves on top
  6. Enjoy
  • 1 packet instant coffee
  • 8 ounce hot water
  • 1 packet hot chocolate
  • 1 tbsp peppermint syrup
  • 1 oz milk
  • Whipped cream and crushed candy cane (optional)
  • Mint leaves to garnish (optional)

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