I really enjoy my coffee. There are arguments on coffee: yay or nay. We are not going there right now. I enjoy my coffee. I started out as a consummate tea drinker. But working night shift in ICU converted me. And I so enjoy my coffee. I leave tea for the afternoon beverage.
I start the day with bullet proof coffee. I only do that once. That said, I usually like one or two more cups of coffee. I would just do half-half and xylitol sweetener.
When the Holiday season rolls around, a coffee creamer appears that I really enjoy. It is Coffee mate Sugar free Peppermint Mocha. I get to enjoy that for about three months. Inevitably, it disappears around Christmas.
So, how do I replace this favorite?
I tried a bunch of options and I came up with this yummy concoction.
The cream. Heavy cream is a favorite on the keto plan. Options here are half-half, or a non-dairy creamer like almond milk. I actually had the opportunity to try an oat milk creamer that was pretty tasty.
Mocha flavoring. Well, I discovered Jordan’s Skinny Flavorings (sold at Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon). They have a mocha flavor that works well here. I add a teaspoon or so depending on your taste.
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There you have it. My recipe for peppermint mocha coffee. Better ingredients all year!