Let’s deck the halls with boughs of holly and fill the air with the scent of chocolate and peppermint. It’s time to turn your coffee break into a festive escape with a Cupffee cup brimming with the holiday’s favorite flavors.
Your choice of milk
Sugar for sweetness
Rich cocoa powder
Freshly brewed coffee, as strong as you like it
A dash of peppermint flavor to bring in the festive cheer
A drop of vanilla essence for a sweet, aromatic undertone
And for the toppings – think whipped cream, crushed candy canes, chocolate shavings, or a sprinkle of cinnamon
Start with the Base: In a saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, and cocoa powder. Stir constantly over medium heat until the ingredients are well-blended and the mixture is hot but not boiling.
Brew the Coffee: While your chocolate mixture is heating up, prepare your coffee. Whether you’re using an espresso machine, a French press, or a simple drip coffee maker, ensure your coffee is strong to balance the rich chocolate flavor.
Peppermint Magic: Add the peppermint flavor to your hot chocolate mixture. A little goes a long way, so start with a few drops and adjust according to your taste.
Combine: Pour the coffee into your Cupffee cup, followed by the peppermint chocolate mixture. Stir in the vanilla essence for that perfect aromatic touch.
Toppings Galore: Now for the grand finale – top your drink with a generous dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkle of crushed candy canes for that minty crunch, and a dusting of chocolate shavings for an extra decadent experience.
Once you’ve enjoyed the last sip of this comforting beverage, you can savor the cup itself as a crunchy, sweet treat. It’s a full circle of delight that’s good for you and the planet.
When it’s paired with a Cupffee, this drink it becomes a testament to how our holiday traditions can be both delightful and kind to the earth. So, this festive season, let’s raise our Cupffee cups to good health, joy, and a greener future.
Watch the recipe here: