Sunday, December 18, 2011

Poor Man's White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha Latte


I am in love with Starbuck's Peppermint Mochas but at 4.55 for a small we had to break up. I nearly died when I went in and ordered one the other day and that was my total. Wow have prices gone up. So I just got to goofing around here one day and made me a coffee that comes pretty darn close.
First, take a few of those Hershey's White Chocolate Peppermint kisses and drop them in the bottom of your mug and pour your hot coffee in. Then add some sweetener (I used Splenda) and some creamer and mix well. I had the Mounds flavored CoffeeMate. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with some crushed candy cane.
Now doesn't that look yummy?


Ho Ho Ho!!

Linking to:
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26 comments:

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

YUM -- I fell in love with SB eggnog lattes when we lived in Seattle - circa 1993-1994 -- I HAD to learn to make them or go broke, lol. Your peppermint latte looks and sounds devine :)

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

~Carla~ said...

Looks delicious!! I just love that mug!! :)

Carmen and the Primcats said...

YUM!!!!!!

Marry Christmas

Carmen and the Primcats

Linda said...

Yummy... Too many calories for me.
I'm having trouble staying away from all the chocolate..

Ginger Zuck said...

WOW, Elaine, that looks delish! and warm! Happy Sunday.

Susan said...

Yum, great idea! I'll have to try that!

Ursula said...

I agree and I have to say, Starbucks doesn't come in a great mug like that, super cute... and of curse it looks delishes yummy

zaza said...

Sounds very yummy! Certainly will give it a try.
Have a peppermint filled day!!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I'll be right over! Yummo...we're on our way to Hemet to see my dad, he is doing much better. Hopefully after the holidays I'll take you up on that coffee date. Have a good week dear friend. Patty

Kris said...

Ho Ho Ho is right!! I an in love with that Santa mug too!!! I know, Starbuckss has gone up so much, that for us now, it is a treat for once in a while. Yours comes to a close second!!

Snap said...

Love the mug! My mouth is watering ... I want white chocolate peppermint Mocha Latte!!!!!

Cindy said...

Good for you! I wish I could make my favorite drink at home, but it's Frozen Coke and I don't think we could buy a machine! I don't like coffee, but I want to learn to like it, so I can get the caffeine without the calories.

Val said...

This looks so delicious!!! YUM

Cindy said...

That does look very yummy. I should see if I can't make the Peppermint Mocha, it's my favorite Starbuck's drink.

poppilinnstudios said...

That mug brings back childhood memories! Very cute. Love the hot chocolate recipe. I'll have to try it!
-Lynn

Sara said...

Might have to do this for the hubby!

LV said...

Sound pretty tasty to me. I love coffee and I am sure this would have been great.

Katherine said...

You made my day! I'm addicted to those Peppermint Mochas, but like you, the price is a killer (& and I don't get by a Starbuck's often). I just happen to have a few of the peppermint Hersey's in the freezer, so I'm off to make a fresh pot of coffee and find my Christmas cup.

Thanks!

~~Carol~~ said...

It really does look yummy! Do you know that I've never had anything from Starbucks? I'm too cheap, plus I only have one cup of coffee in the morning. Any more and I get bajiggety!
Happy Christmas and Merry REDnesday!
Carol

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I do not like white chocolate, but Shanley Belle would absolutely love this. I am going to try and make it for her this afternoon. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Chenille Cottage said...

Delicious! You are one smart girl coming up with your own recipe! I like all the fancy drinks, but...YIKES! They are so expensive.

I have discovered a great Chai Latte recipe. It tastes just like Starbucks, too. I place one Bigelow Vanilla Chai Tea Bag in a mug of hot milk and sweeten it with Stevia. I leave the tea bag in my cup and enjoy for a fraction of the cost! I use unsweetened almond milk but any kind of milk is fine.
Thank you for sharing!
Blessings,
Carolynn xx

Elizabeth said...

Yes it does look yummy and I have the same love for coffee that you do!

Leslie said...

I just discovered those candy cane kisses over Christmas and added them to my coffee and hot chocolate, too!! Your mug of goodness looks wonderful. I agree with you on Starbucks. They are all around us here, but I only go with a gift card or when leaving out on a long trip--something special!
Blessings,
Leslie

Walking on Sunshine said...

Thanks for linking up with Foodie Friends Friday! Looks yummy. Hope you come again next week.

Joanne DiPalo said...

This sounds so festive and delicious. I'll have to give it a try. I'd rather make my specialty coffee at home. Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday this week.

Joanne

Marlys Folly said...

This is so yummy and I picked it for my host favorite on Foodie Friends Friday. Thanks for linking up and I hope that you will join us again this week. This recipe is featured over at the Daily Dish Magazine. Sorry for being late in telling you.
http://www.foodiefriendsfridaydailydish.com/host-favorite-recipes-11/

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