Weather: 28 degrees, steady snowfall
What I’m listening to: December, George Winston
After posting a well-loved homemade version of Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer in the fall, I received requests for homemade holiday creamers as well. So, by popular demand, I have developed a recipe for Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer (and Eggnog too… coming later this week!).
Peppermint Mocha is our very favorite holiday creamer flavor in our family. Making it at home is extremely simple (even easier than the Pumpkin Spice version). I was delighted when this recipe turned out so well. The trick is to go very easy on the peppermint extract… if you add too much your creamer will taste like toothpaste. No one wants to drink toothpaste in their coffee. Also, the “mocha” in the store-bought version has always been very subtle, so I went easy on that as well. These quantities seem so small that you may actually wonder if I wrote the recipe correctly. Trust me. Finally, I detected a little vanilla in the store-bought version, so I added a little of that, too. The only problem I have with this recipe now is that I can’t seem to keep it around the house for more than a couple days. It keeps disappearing. Must be those Christmas elves or something.