Peppermint mocha latte, made at home, at a fraction of the fancy coffee shop price! Strongly brewed coffee, tempered with peppermint, rich chocolate, and creamy milk for a deliciously decadent sipper.
This post is sponsored by Milk Means More and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan. All opinions are my own.
Happy New Year, Friends! I hope that y’all are well and rested after the holidays. I’ve missed you! I intend to explain my prolonged absence…but first, can we talk about this Peppermint Mocha Latte?
I’ve made no secret for lack of enthusiasm for coffee, for my heart lies deeply entrenched in chai latte. Bacon Slayer doesn’t understand it. My Danish heritage certainly scoffs at my disdain. Although my eyes involuntarily close and flutter at the aroma of freshly ground coffee beans, somehow my taste buds refuse to submit to the bitter flavor of the brew. Until now.
Somewhere in the deep recesses of my soul must reside a coffee lover. Maybe it’s the rich chocolate blending with hot, creamy milk. Or perhaps the refreshing bit of peppermint syrup that softens the edge of the biting brew? All I know is that after spending that past few weeks deep in the throes of a fairly spontaneous home renovation project, my only sips of sanity came in the form of Peppermint Mocha Lattes.
Apparently, I like a little coffee with my milk.
I was initially inclined to attribute my new appreciation of java to weeks of fourteen hours days spent wielding a caulk gun, inhaling drywall dust, and plentiful exposure to paint fumes. Let us not forget my silly notion of attempting to learn to code HTML at the end of those days. (We’ll chat more about the crazy-pants renovation project later.)
I was exhausted.
Then I found Peppermint Mocha Lattes.
Now I’m better.
Friends, I hope that that the vast majority of you do not suffer the threat of imminent suffocation under the weight of a mountainous To Do List. A word of advice:
Make yourself a Peppermint Mocha Latte and sip some delicious sanity back into the world. Then go forth and wield a pencil with the merciless, unwavering purpose of shortening that list.