One of the really unhealthy foods I miss are those liquid coffee creamers that come in all kinds of different flavors. I just can not bring myself to buy them any more as they are made with hydrogenated oils and sugars and other things I canâ€™t pronounce. But I still miss having them now and again as a treat.
Typically nowadays I just drink my coffee black.. sometimes I like to add goats milk and some cane juice crystals. But every now and then I like something just a little different.. but I also don't want to go to a lot fuss over my coffee (I am not into all the fancy coffee drinks). I just wanted something I could keep in the fridge and use as desired.
Last year I remember around the holidays Coffee-Mate coming out with one called Peppermint Mocha that sounded quite good. So I started thinking that certainly I could come up with my own homemade rendition of these liquid creamers that was much healthier. And today I played around in the kitchen and had some success!
I made my own peppermint mocha coffee creamer and am enjoying a cup of coffee right this now as I blog. I have the rest of the batch in the fridge which I can continue to enjoy this week.
Here is the recipe:
2 cups half-n-half
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1 Â¼ cups cane juice crystals
In a small sauce pan combine half-n-half, baking cocoa and cane juice crystals. Heat on medium, stirring with a wire whisk until everything has blended well and the cane juice crystals have dissolved, do not let this get too hot. Remove from heat and add a few drops of peppermint extract (add as much or as little as desired). Enjoy!