If you want a festive coffee beverage without any sugar added, it’s time to take the reindeer by the horns and make it yourself. Here’s a recipe for a decadent yet low carb version of my favorite Christmas coffee drink.
Starbucks’ Peppermint Mocha Latte has 26 grams of added sugar. Instead, make this latte which has zero grams of added sugar. Enjoy the holidays and save your sugar splurge for something else entirely.
Note: Make sure if you use a peppermint oil or extract that it is safe for human consumption. One drop of peppermint oil should be sufficient. Moreover, I use Pure Coffee Club’s Double French Roast coffee. It is heaven in a cup.
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Peppermint Mocha Latte
- 1/4 cup half and half or the dairy/non-dairy milk of your choice
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (check the label for no sugar)
- 1 drop edible peppermint essential oil or peppermint extract
- 6-8 ounces brewed coffee
- In a small saucepan, heat half and half to medium heat, being careful not to scald. Whisk in cocoa powder and peppermint oil. Remove from heat. In a Vitamix or similar blender, whip together coffee and half and half mixture until frothy. Pour and serve, garnishing with a few extra sprinkles of cocoa powder.