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Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer

Every fall and winter the marketing gets to me. All of those yummy, winter style coffee creamers call too me with promises of delicious warm mugs of coffee on cold crabby mornings. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m the only person on the planet that doesn’t at all understand the pumpkin-flavored-everything craze, but hot cocoa and mint? Gets me every time!

I like to make my own coffee creamers at home whenever I can. It’s really easy to do, and it’s budget smart too. Not to mention that I can’t even begin to pronounce half of the dozens of ingredients found in the commercially sold versions. Chocolate can be a little harder flavor to work with at home, if you just mix some of the cocoa powder into your creamer it stubbornly floats on the top and doesn’t mix well. If you pour some chocolate syrup in and mix it together, it will eventually sink to the bottom and also doesn’t mix well. The trick is to heat the milk and incorporate the chocolate while it’s warm. When it cools it continues to hold the mixture together and you get a rich, creamy chocolate flavor that tastes wonderful.

 

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Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer

Ingredients:
1/2 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk (save the other half in the fridge for your next batch of creamer!)
1 cup Milk (I used 2% because that’s what we have in-house)
2 TBSP Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract

Directions
1. In a small saucepan, add the 1/2 can of sweetened condensed milk and the 2% milk. Stir to combine and then add the cocoa powder, vanilla, and peppermint extracts.
2. Warm over low heat while stirring. You are just warming the milk mixture up – don’t boil it, don’t scald it, just warm it enough that it starts to absorb the cocoa powder. Whisk or stir together until completely combined, about 4-5 minutes.
3. Let it cool a little and then pour it into any sort of container you like and store it in the fridge. It will stay fresh as long as the milk you added hasn’t met its expiration date yet.
4. Enjoy!!!

 

If you like this recipe, you may like:

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‘Bailey’s’ Irish Coffee Creamer

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Homemade Cinnamon Coffee Creamer

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Homemade Salted Caramel Coffee Creamer

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Homemade “French Vanilla” Coffee Creamer

 

3 responses to “Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer

  1. Jane

    June 11, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Does putting the cream or milk in a suace pan make the creamer last longer?

     
    • offthecuttingboard

      June 11, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      Hi there, I have heard rumors that somehow heating and then cooling the milk/cream can extend it’s shelf life in the fridge, but every time I have tried it at home I haven’t found any significant change.

       

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