Paleo Peppermint Mocha

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It’s getting cold out, and as much as I like to curl up with a cup of tea, or a black coffee, sometimes I miss the indulgent feeling of a cafe drink. You know mochafrappachinolatte type things. Well anyway, this one is relatively unsweetened, so with the exception of it not being WLC compliant (Alcohol in the peppermint extract), I don’t think it’s really a “cheat” or unhealthy. It’s super duper comforting though, and should prove to be a great addition to holiday cheer! If you do want to make it more indulgent, some peppermint schnapps or brandy would probably go nicely….

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Trader Joe’s Light Coconut Milk
  • 4-5 Tablespoons Organic Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Coffee
  • 1/4 teaspoon (a couple of drops) Peppermint Extract
  • up to 1 teaspoon Coconut Butter (Optional)

In a saucepan, heat the light coconut milk. If you don’t have light coconut milk, you can use regular coconut milk, which is probably thicker. When it heats up, use a hand mixer to mix in 3-5 tablespoons of organic unsweetened cocoa powder until totally combined. Then add a couple of drops of peppermint extract and mix that in as well. USE PEPPERMINT EXTRACT SPARINGLY! I also mixed in 1/2 a teaspoon of coconut butter, just to sweeten it ever so slightly. Pour it into a mug, until it’s 3/4 of the way full, and then fill the rest with coffee.

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