Can you believe it's already November? The holidays are right around the corner and I'm not ready! I don't have any of my presents bought, I don't have a plan for what we are doing during the holidays, and I have absolutely nothing on my own list. The one thing I do have is a list of delicious foods and beverages perfect for holiday parties and get togethers.
While I'm all for making a signature cocktail around the holidays I think the beverage most people are looking for is the coffee. We usually have the holidays at my parents house and they don't drink coffee so someone always has to bring it with them. It's hard to find a coffee that everyone will enjoy but I think NESCAFÉ Taster’s Choice instant coffee is a great choice especially for households that don't have a coffee maker.
I did a little reading up on the NESCAFÉ Taster’s Choice instant coffee. NESCAFÉ Taster’s Choice comes 6 different varieties of roasts and flavors and is available in a large 7 oz glass jar. It's also available in single use packets that are great to throw in your purse for coffee on the go or take with you to work. NESCAFÉ uses responsibly sourced beans from the finest coffee regions in the world and all of their coffee is brewed to exact temperatures and pressures for the very best flavor.
While a lot of people enjoy a cup of black coffee I like to jazz it up a little bit for the holidays. My husband, uncle, and brother can stick with a delicious cup of this coffee but I wanted to create a festive drink for us girls to enjoy after dinner.
Whenever I think about winter holidays I think of peppermint and nothing goes better with peppermint then chocolate! That's why I created an amazing (and super easy) Peppermint Mocha Latte. All it takes is a few minutes to whip up a peppermint mocha syrup. Then I simply heated 8 ounces of water along with 4 ounces of milk and stirred in 2 teaspoons of the NESCAFÉ Taster's Choice instant coffee. I stirred in some of the peppermint mocha syrup and topped it off with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.
That's all the time it took to make a delicious latte with flavors of peppermint and chocolate. The whipped cream on top may be a little decadent but it's perfect to enjoy with holiday desserts. Once the syrup you can make these lattes in just a few minutes with NESCAFÉ Taster’s Choice instant coffee. So are you ready to take the NESCAFÉ Taster’s Choice challenge? Pick up a 7 oz. jar or package of single serving packets today or enter to win a jar below!
For the Peppermint Mocha Syrup:
- ½ c. water
- ½ c. soft peppermint candies
- ¼ c. chocolate sauce
- ¼ c. sugar
For the Peppermint Mocha Latte:
- 8 oz water
- 4 oz milk
- 2 teaspoon instant coffee
- 2 Tablespoons peppermint mocha syrup
- whipped cream
- Soft Peppermint Candy
- Combine the water, soft peppermint candies, chocolate sauce, and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and continue to boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat.
- Place the water and milk in a 16 ounce mug and heat until boiling. Add in instant coffee and mix until incorporated. Stir in the peppermint mocha syrup.
- Spray whipped cream on top of the latte and top with a soft peppermint candy.
A Hezzi-D original recipe