Sunday, December 18 2016 23:59

The Simplest Peppermint Mocha Recipe to Make at Home (and more)!

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THE ROCK FATHER is a Folgers Preferred Partner...

When it comes to seasonal beverages, fall and winter tend to be my favorites, and coffee leads the charge. For the latter, nothing beats the warmth of a "Peppermint Mocha" during the holiday season, yet how exactly to make one is something of a debate. There's no shortage of recipes available for coffee drinks that have a dash of mint and chocolate, but most of them tend to be time-consuming, sometimes messy, and generally more complicated than they need to be. So what do I deem to be the Rock Father-approved way to bring a Christmas coffeehouse classic home for the holidays? After some trial and error in the kitchen here at Rock Father HQ, I'm going to share with you my recipe for the The Simplest Peppermint Mocha Recipe to Make at Home, and it starts with Folgers Coffeehouse Blend

So you want a great-tasting Peppermint Mocha that's not only simple, but also quick and easy? 

What you need:

The key to the simplicity of this drink is the Mint Chocolate candy. You're getting the "peppermint" and the "mocha" in one shot, and that's the beauty of this. Being from Chicago, I have a particular affection for the regular, Frango Mint Chocolates that I grew up with as a staple of the late Marshall Field's. They're currently sold at Macy's, and they're what I use for this - but just about any pure mint chocolate will work, as will baking chips. Setting my iCoffee or Keurig to 12oz, I place 3-4 mint chocolates directly into my mug, and let the hot coffee pour right over them (if you're using baking chips, up the quantity). By the time the full cup is brewed, they're almost entirely melted, but I stir them up good to make it nice and smooth.

Folgers Peppermint Mocha

Simply top with whipped cream, a drizzle of sundae syrup and a dusting of peppermint chunks and that's it! This takes just slightly longer than brewing a normal cup of coffee, and it's easily adjustable to individual tastes - simply add or subtract mint chocolate based on the size of the brew. My wife's reaction said it all for me: "This is fantastic."

Folgers Peppermint Mocha

Simple. Fast. Great taste. I've done the experimentation, and this is what I'm drinking and serving up here at HQ. I dig it, and think you will, too!

If you're feeling adventurous, my friends at Folgers have an incredible collection of recipes for drinks, desserts and entrees available that you can try at home. There's even a sub-section featuring Holiday Drinks that are certain to impress your guests, from Holiday Eggnog Coffee to Chocolate Mint Cappuccino and beyond! Learn more at FolgersCoffee.com

Want more fun with Folgers? Check out more Rock Father adventures with Coffee & Rock.

James Zahn

James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.

As a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur, James now finds himself raising a pair young girls - The Rock Daughters™ - along with his wife from their Illinois home.

He is a member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board, has contributed to The Toy Book and regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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