Peppermint, cocoa, cream, and a bit of sugar in a steaming cup of coffee, what’s not to love? Peppermint mocha creamer is everywhere on the dairy section this time of year, with good reason, it is a tantalizing combination.
Unfortunately, the ones at the store don’t seem to have cream, peppermint, or cocoa in them at all. It would be too logical to use the actual ingredients, right? Here is the ingredient list off of a popular brand found in most stores:
INGREDIENTS: WATER, SUGAR, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN AND/OR COTTONSEED OIL, AND LESS THAN 2% OF SODIUM CASEINATE (A MILK DERIVATIVE)**, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, CELLULOSE GEL, COLOR ADDED, CELLULOSE GUM, CARRAGEENAN.
Thankfully, making your own real food peppermint mocha creamer at home is not hard. It has actual cream, peppermint, and cocoa, who would have thought? I chose to make this a sugar-free version by using liquid stevia, but you can substitute sugar or raw honey to taste if you prefer. If you have raw milk and cream on hand
If you have raw milk and cream on hand you can blend them together to make your own half and half. If not, go ahead and buy organic half and half from the store. I chose not to use just cream because the creamer becomes too thick. I haven’t tried but I am sure almond milk and homemade coconut milk would work wonderfully as well.
More Real Food Creamers:
Real Food Peppermint Mocha Creamer
1. Add all the ingredients to a quart jar or large glass measuring cup. Blend with an immersion blender until smooth. You can also use a use a regular blender.
2. Pour into a small glass jar to store.
3. The creamer should last for one week.
- 1 pint half and half
- 3 TBS cocoa powder
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 40 drops stevia extract (you could also sub sugar or raw honey)
- Add all the ingredients to a quart jar or large glass measuring cup. Blend with an immersion blender until smooth. You can also use a use a regular blender.
- Pour into a small glass jar to store.
- The creamer should last for one week in the fridge.
What is your favourite flavor of creamer?
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