Around the holidays, many coffee shops offer a peppermint mocha, a coffee drink that has cocoa, strong coffee, steamed milk, peppermint flavoring, and perhaps a little extra sugar in it. These are very easy to make at home if you make your own peppermint syrup, and it can save you quite a bit of money since those specialty coffee drinks can run around $5.00.
- 1 c water
- 1 c sugar
- 2 tsp peppermint extract (I used Flavorganics organic peppermint extract)
- Heat water, sugar and peppermint extract in a small saucepan on the stovetop until the sugar is completely disolved.
- Store in an airtight container in your refrigerator. It should last several weeks. (Discard if it turns color or starts to smell funny.)
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