As the winter holiday season gets into full swing, the Peppermint Mocha leads as our favorite warm drink for shopping, visiting with family and friends, and wrapping presents. Coffee, chocolate, and peppermint mingle together perfectly to create the winning trifecta of holiday flavors!
The Longevity Coffee® shop in Thousand Oaks, CA created this delicious recipe to offer you a better quality Peppermint Mocha without all the processed sugar, chemical syrup, and fake dairy whipped cream. Why not enjoy ingredients that truly fuel your body for all those late night wrapping adventures and long days of shopping?
Peppermint Mocha Drink Ingredients
1 – Coffee
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and luckily for us, it’s also packed with health benefits. Brimming with antioxidants, coffee can decrease oxidative stress in our body to support longevity. It also supports the health and function of our brain so we can think more clearly and focus better. In addition, coffee can enhance our mood, physical performance, and liver function.
2 – Chocolate Chips
Longevity Warehouse’s delicious 3-ingredient organic chocolate chips are unlike anything else available on the market today! Made with raw cacao, cane juice crystals, and vanilla bean powder, these chips are loaded with antioxidants, magnesium, chromium, and other nutrients and fiber which support healthy weight loss, a healthy cardiovascular system, healthy digestion, healthy detoxification practices of the liver, as well as providing support to the heart, the kidneys, and the spleen.
3 – Peppermint Essential Oil
The USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University has shown Peppermint Oil to have antimicrobial, antiviral, and anti-allergenic activities. (ref) It works as a strong antioxidant, helps to relax the gastrointestinal tract, reduces nausea, and can even subdue pain.
Peppermint Mocha Drink Recipe
2 shots of Espresso or strong Longevity Coffee®
2 Tablespoons of Organic Chocolate Chips
1-2 drops Organic Peppermint Essential Oil
10 oz of your favorite Nut Milk
Coconut Whipped Cream and Chocolate Syrup for topping (optional)
Heat Nut Milk and Peppermint Oil in a pan until steaming. Place Chocolate Chips and Espresso/Coffee in your mug. Pour about 4 ounces of steaming Nut Milk into your mug and stir until the Chocolate Chips are melted and combined. Pour the rest of the steamed Nut Milk into your cup and mix well. Top with Coconut Whipped Cream and Chocolate Syrup, if you wish.