Holiday Drinks — Coffee and Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Screen Shot 2015-11-06 at 11.35.42 AMIngredients:

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3 drops peppermint oil
Sweetened whipped cream
Chocolate shavings


  1. Combine cream, milk, sugar and salt in a saucepan at put stove on medium-low heat
  2. Add the chopped bittersweet chocolate to the mixture once the cream starts to steam
  3. Stir until chocolate is melted
  4. Drop peppermint oil and stir
  5. Pour hot chocolate into a mug and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

Salted Caramel Mocha

Ingredients:Screen Shot 2015-11-06 at 11.52.19 AM

1 fluid ounce espresso or 3⁄4 cup coffee

1 1⁄2-2 tablespoons caramel sauce (see recipe below)

1 -2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 pinch sea salt

1⁄2 cup milk

1 -2 tablespoons whipped cream


  1. Prepare coffee.
  2. Place caramel sauce, cocoa powder and sea salt in a mug.
  3. Pour coffee into mug, stirring to combine everything.
  4. Heat milk in microwave and add to mug.
  5. Top with whipped cream, caramel sauce and a tiny pinch of sea salt.

Hazelnut Macchiato

Ingredients:Screen Shot 2015-11-06 at 11.57.57 AM

1 cup (8 oz) hazelnut coffee or decaf, I use Green Mountain Hazelnut K-cup or brew your favorite hazelnut coffee

½ cup fat-free milk

1 tablespoon Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup or Starbucks Sugar Free Syrup

2 tablespoons light whipped cream, from a can

1 teaspoon Hershey’s Double Chocolate Sundae Syrup or your favorite fat-free chocolate syrup


1. Brew coffee. I used a K-Cup but you can brew a cup of hazelnut in your coffee maker.

2. In a saucepan, whisk together milk and vanilla syrup over medium heat, stirring until steaming. Remove from heat. Transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don’t have a blender, don’t worry about it. Just whisk the mixture continuously with a wire whisk until foamy.

3. Pour into a large mug. Add the hot coffee on top. Top with 2 tablespoons light whipped cream and drizzle 1 teaspoon of chocolate syrup on top.


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