Heavenly Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes

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These Heavenly Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes, made with cocoa and strong hot coffee, are the most decadent and moist cupcake you’ll ever enjoy!

These Heavenly Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes, made with cocoa and strong hot coffee, are the most decadent and moist cupcake you'll ever enjoy!

Your quest can finally be over. You have found it. The be all, end all, of cupcakes. Never again will you need to search for a chocolate cupcake recipe, only to be sorely disappointed by the results. The days of resorting to a boxed mix are in the past forevermore.

These Heavenly Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes, made with cocoa and strong hot coffee, are the most decadent and moist cupcake you'll ever enjoy!

When I say these are the best damn cupcakes you will ever enjoy, I’m not kidding. My husband, who doesn’t like sweets all that much, can’t get enough. My kids, who ask for anything but cake on their birthdays (so strange, I know), think these are the best things that have ever come out of my oven.

These Heavenly Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes, made with cocoa and strong hot coffee, are the most decadent and moist cupcake you'll ever enjoy!

Think about all the wonderful things you’d want in a chocolate cupcake. Moist? Most certainly. Taste? There’s cocoa, coffee, and sugar in these bad boys. What else could you ask for?  Rise and volume? Yes, and I believe this has to do not only with the mixing directions but also the baking process. There is no other way to describe them than heavenly.

These Heavenly Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes, made with cocoa and strong hot coffee, are the most decadent and moist cupcake you'll ever enjoy!

As much as I’d like to showcase this cupcake, I’ll tease you for a mere moment with my perfect buttercream frosting. I could stare for hours at those luscious swirls!

These Heavenly Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes, made with cocoa and strong hot coffee, are the most decadent and moist cupcake you'll ever enjoy!

Just look at all of those lovely little air bubble pockets. Those are what give this cupcake that soft, pillowy, fluffy texture, while at the same time the top leads to the slightest bit of sweet crunch on top. You’re totally starting to salivate, aren’t you?  I just know it!

These Heavenly Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes, made with cocoa and strong hot coffee, are the most decadent and moist cupcake you'll ever enjoy!

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These Heavenly Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes, made with cocoa and strong hot coffee, are the most decadent and moist cupcake you'll ever enjoy!
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Recipe type: dessert
Yields: 12 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup hot coffee (or 1/2 cup boiling water + 1 pack starbucks via instant coffee)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425º F.
  2. Place cupcake liners in muffin tin. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Combine hot coffee and cocoa powder. Mix well to dissolve and set aside.
  4. In bowl of stand mixer, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt with paddle attachment.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine milk, oil, egg, and vanilla. Mix well to combine.
  6. Add about half of the milk mixture to the flour and mix on medium high speed for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  7. Combine the chocolate mixture with the remaining milk mixture and add to the batter. Mix with batter on medium speed for about 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl before turning mixer on.
  8. Distribute batter evenly to the 12 muffin cups. Batter will be very wet.
  9. Bake in preheated 425 degree F oven for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to 325 F without opening the oven door. Continue cooking at lower temperature for an additional 13-15 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  10. Remove from the oven and transfer cupcakes to a cooking rack as soon as they're cool enough to be touched.
  11. Prepare buttercream frosting according to instructions or your other favorite frosting... or just devour it plain!

These Heavenly Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes, made with cocoa and strong hot coffee, are the most decadent and moist cupcake you'll ever enjoy!
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Salted Mocha Caramels

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Soft and chewy old fashioned Salted Mocha Caramels made with rich chocolate and coffee powder are a tasty candy treat perfect for the holidays!

Soft and chewy old fashioned Salted Mocha Caramels made with rich chocolate and coffee powder are a tasty candy treat perfect for the holidays!

Whoa – we’re on day 4 of 12 of my treat marathon and its not even Thanksgiving yet! I’m not normally this prepared. Don’t let me fool you – I will be scrambling to make the rest of my holiday recipes over Thanksgiving weekend.

12 Days of Holiday Treats | Self Proclaimed Foodie

Oh salted mocha caramels. Where have you been all my life? Seriously, where? You have everything my tastebuds desire – coffee, chocolate, sugar, fat, and a touch of salt. I mean, what more could a girl ask for?

Soft and chewy old fashioned Salted Mocha Caramels made with rich chocolate and coffee powder are a tasty candy treat perfect for the holidays!

Yesterday I talked about how I’ve overcome my fear of boiling sugar. That being said, you might find a trend in this year’s holiday treats. Yup – more candy than cookie recipes. Don’t get me wrong, its hard to be the perfect trifecta of sugar + flour + butter, but I’m slowly learning that there are many gluten free delights that are just as good, if not better. Don’t worry, there will still be some cookie recipes. I’ve already posted one and a I have a couple more on the way. But this year’s Christmas box will be about 2/3 candy and 1/3 cookies. I wonder if my hypercritical younger sister will give me praise or condemnation for this dramatic change in holiday tradition. I’ll be sure to report back.

Soft and chewy old fashioned Salted Mocha Caramels made with rich chocolate and coffee powder are a tasty candy treat perfect for the holidays!

I have found that making your own homemade caramels are one of the best things a person can do. First, eating caramel that is super fresh will change your life. Second, creating perfect caramel without inflicting a major burn to you or the persons around you, as well as making caramel that is not under or overdone, should be considered a personal milestone in one’s life. Third, caramels of this quality are pretty freaking expensive. Don’t believe me? Just go to a place like Whole Foods this time of year and find some artisan caramels. You’ll have to decide whether you want to buy the caramel or feed your family dinner that night. And lastly, people are pretty darn impressed when they open up that little wax paper bundle, pop this treat into their mouth, and marvel at the fact that you actually made it. All by yourself. In your own kitchen. Impressive.

Soft and chewy old fashioned Salted Mocha Caramels made with rich chocolate and coffee powder are a tasty candy treat perfect for the holidays!

These are definitely different than regular caramels. They are darker. They are richer. They are more intense. I was about to throw in one of those “I like my caramels like I like my men” jokes but I’m guessing you were already anticipating that. Bottom line, if you make one naughty treat this year, it should be these. However, I will likely say that about everything I make this year because my blog contributes to my cooking narcissism.

Soft and chewy old fashioned Salted Mocha Caramels made with rich chocolate and coffee powder are a tasty candy treat perfect for the holidays!

Be sure to scroll past the recipe to feast your eyes on all the holiday treats I’ve made over the last couple of years!

This recipe uses pure vanilla extract. Did you know you can make your own homemade vanilla extract? It makes the perfect gift too. Watch how in the video below.

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Soft and chewy old fashioned Salted Mocha Caramels made with rich chocolate and coffee powder are a tasty candy treat perfect for the holidays!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Yields: 100 caramels
Ingredients
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso or espresso powder (I used two Starbucks Via packets)
  • 4 ounces chopped bittersweet or dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1-1/8 cups sugar
  • 5/8 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon flaked salt (like Maldon's)
Instructions
  1. Line an 8" square pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Combine the cream, vanilla extract, and espresso powder in a medium-sized saucepan and heat while swirling until scalding. As soon as the mixture starts to bubble and appears to coat the bottom of the pan, you'll know its done. Remove from the heat, add the chopped chocolate and allow to sit for a minute to allow it to melt. Then, stir until it turns into a completely smooth mixture. Stir in the butter.
  3. Using a medium to large (at least 4 quart) pot, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water in this large saucepan and stir to combine. Heat mixture over medium heat until the sugar melts and then increase heat to high to bring the mixture to a full boil. You may occasionally swirl the mixture but do not stir. You may also use a brush to run water down the sides of the pot to wash down any crystals - this will eventually evaporate.
  4. You want to cook the sugar just until it starts to change color and take on more of a caramel color and smell. You'll notice a reduction in the bubbles at this point too. Remove from heat.
  5. To make the caramel, pour the chocolate cream mixture into the sugar, stir to mix, and add your thermometer to the pot. Bring to a boil over high heat and whisk constantly until it reaches 245°F. The moment it reaches temperature, pour it into your prepared pan. Do not scrape out anything that has stuck to the pan as it may have been overcooked.
  6. Allow the caramel to sit for about 10 minutes before sprinkling with salt. If its too hot, the salt will sink in. Start with a small amount and if it sinks, wait a bit longer to add the rest.
  7. Allow to caramel to cool completely at room temperature. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into small pieces. Wrap them individually in wax paper. If you cut the pieces and don't wrap fast enough, they will stick together, so you may want to cut just a few rows at a time.
  8. Store wrapped caramels in an airtight container at room temperature (or you may freeze) until you're ready to share.

recipe adapted from Wanna Come With

To see all of 2014’s holiday treats, click the links below:

2014 Holiday Treats | Self Proclaimed Foodie

Five Minute Fudge | Holiday Sugar Cookies | Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate Pie | Hazelnut Lemon Curd Thumbprints | Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows

Chewy Molasses Sugar Cookies | Easy Petite Palmiers | Triple Threat Peppermint Brownie Bites

Toasted Coconut Cookies | Walnut Spiced Rum Balls | Mexican Chocolate Truffles

To see all of 2015’s holiday treats, click the links below:

Holiday Recipes | Self Proclaimed Foodie

Easy Candy Cane Chocolate Truffles | Cherry Almond Thumbprints | Easy Brown Butter Pecan Fudge

Toasted Macadamia Nut Cookies | Salted Vanilla Bean Caramels | Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies

Lynne’s Cream Wafers | Mini Pecan Pie Bites | Eggnog Poundcake

Christmas Tree Corn Flake Treats | Devil’s Food Crinkles | Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

 

Soft and chewy old fashioned Salted Mocha Caramels made with rich chocolate and coffee powder are a tasty candy treat perfect for the holidays!
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Upside Down Cranberry Coffee Cake

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Serve up this sweet homemade Upside Down Cranberry Coffee Cake with a hot cup of freshly brewed BUNN coffeemaker coffee for the perfect breakfast this holiday season.

Serve up this sweet homemade Upside Down Cranberry Coffee Cake with a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee for the perfect breakfast this holiday season.

I went a little crazy with the photos in this post. Why, you ask? Well, because I just got a brand new coffee maker!  And its not just any coffee maker, its the BUNN HB Coffeemaker!  There was nothing wrong with my last coffee maker. That is, actually, I didn’t think there was anything wrong with it until I drank my first cup of freshly brewed coffee that my new BUNN made. What a difference!

Serve up this sweet homemade Upside Down Cranberry Coffee Cake with a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee for the perfect breakfast this holiday season.

You see, this BUNN HB Coffeemaker lets you find your inner barista and creates a perfect, smooth tasting cup of coffee.  The BUNN HB Coffeemaker brews to professional standards every single time. I wanted to understand why this coffee maker is so unique so I went to the website which explains why the BUNN HB Coffeemaker is not your typical coffeemaker.

Most typical drip coffeemakers heat the water at an inconsistent temperature and then slowly “burp” or “spit” the water over the grounds. The result is often bitter tasting coffee.

What makes this 10-cup programmable coffeemaker unique is the professional grade Heat & Release Technology™ in the brewer uses a digital thermometer to precisely measure water temperature to the ideal brewing temperature (between 197.6º F and 204.8º F). Only once the water has reached the ideal temperature is it then released over the grounds. The commercial style, lime-tolerant 6-stream sprayhead is designed to shower the grounds for maximum turbulence- the effective interaction of hot water and coffee grounds. The coffeemaker maintains the ideal contact time between the water and coffee grounds for proper extraction.

It’s unique brewing process has qualified it to meet the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s (SCAA) professional standards and only 10 coffeemakers have received this distinction. The BUNN Coffeemaker has beautiful design features including curved lines, a free hanging funnel, and stainless steel accents for a modern aesthetic.

Serve up this sweet homemade Upside Down Cranberry Coffee Cake with a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee for the perfect breakfast this holiday season.

So, basically, you get to bring professional brewed coffee right to your kitchen with BUNN because it effortlessly creates a perfect cup of coffee just like your favorites brewed your local coffeehouse, restaurant or café.

I was so excited about getting my new coffee maker that I wanted to make a sweet treat to go with it and my husband suggested coffee cake. Normally, his suggestions can be pretty far out there, but sometimes he picks a real winner. Yes – coffee cake. Why didn’t I think of that? Of course, I had to put my own spin on it plus I had to use up the extra cranberries in my refrigerator, so that’s how we ended up with Upside Down Cranberry Coffee Cake.

I couldn’t wait to try my first cup of coffee brewed in my new BUNN Coffeemaker. I had already had my first cup of coffee from the old coffeemaker at 3:30am this morning (don’t ask – long story) so I was able to compare apples to apples. Or, I suppose I could say coffee to coffee.  I used the same exact kind of coffee and drank it the same way – with a splash of half and half. WOW – what a difference. I kid you not, the difference in temperature, quality and taste was incredibly noticable. Even my husband, who normally can’t even tell if we’re eating chicken or beef for dinner, was able to notice that the coffee brewed in our new BUNN was remarkably better.

Serve up this sweet homemade Upside Down Cranberry Coffee Cake with a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee for the perfect breakfast this holiday season.

Can you imagine how good this would be on Thanksgiving morning? Or on Christmas morning? Or on Sunday morning? Or right now?

Serve up this sweet homemade Upside Down Cranberry Coffee Cake with a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee for the perfect breakfast this holiday season.

And you simply can’t have coffee cake without an excellent cup of coffee, right? Right.

Serve up this sweet homemade Upside Down Cranberry Coffee Cake with a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee for the perfect breakfast this holiday season.

Treat yourself or someone you really care about to a new BUNN HB Coffeemaker. You can order one at Williams Sonoma. While you’re doing a little online shopping at one of my favorite stores, keep in mind that I love to cook (hint hint).

This recipe uses pure vanilla extract. Did you know you can make your own homemade vanilla extract? It makes the perfect gift too. Watch how in the video below.
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Recipe type: breakfast
Yields: 8 servings
Ingredients
Topping:
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 cube) butter
  • 2 cups (about 8 ounces) fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
Cake:
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Wrap the outside of a 9 inch springform pan with aluminum foil to prevent leaking. Sift together the flour, dried cranberries, orange zest, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter. Bring to a boil, then add cranberries, pecans, and orange zest, stir, and pour into bottom of springform pan. Do not overcook the sugar mixture.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the sour cream. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto serving platter and carefully remove pan. Serve warm.
Serve up this sweet homemade Upside Down Cranberry Coffee Cake with a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee for the perfect breakfast this holiday season.
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Irish Coffee Royale

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This post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I’m a contributor.

If you’re looking for coffee with a kick, start your day with this hot IRISH COFFEE ROYALE made with brandy and Irish cream!

If you're looking for coffee with a kick, start your day with this hot IRISH COFFEE ROYALE made with brandy and Irish cream!

I drink coffee every single day. Its a little habit I picked up back in high school. On occasion, I like to enjoy a little booze in the morning. I can’t help that my favorite adult beverage is a spicy bloody mary! But, when I’m not in the mood for a spicy and savory drink, I love to add a little kick to my coffee.

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Easy Afternoon Latte

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Folgers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Sometimes the best afternoon treat is a nice cup of coffee, and this Easy Afternoon Latte satisfies my cravings without having to use any kind of machine. Sometimes the best afternoon treat is a nice cup of coffee, and this Easy Afternoon Latte satisfies my cravings without having to use any kind of machine.

Remember this: “The best part of waking up, is Folgers in your cup”?  I just got that melody into your head, didn’t I? Well, if you ask me, the very best part of waking up is that first delicious sip of hot coffee. There’s nothing quite like it. I am such a coffee lover that sometimes nothing sounds better in the afternoon than a delicious hot cup of coffee… or even better – a latte. Problem is that I don’t have and espresso machine. Heck – I don’t even have one of those single serving (pricey) pod machines. We just have your basic coffee pot, but its not worth it to me to grind the beans, get the filter out, brew a pot, and then clean the whole thing for a single cup of afternoon coffee. Enter Folgers instant coffee… ta da!

Sometimes the best afternoon treat is a nice cup of coffee, and this Easy Afternoon Latte satisfies my cravings without having to use any kind of machine.

Know what the ingredients say on the back of the container? COFFEE. Nothing else. That’s exactly what I wanted to see. I mean, it can’t possibly get any easier, right?

Sometimes the best afternoon treat is a nice cup of coffee, and this Easy Afternoon Latte satisfies my cravings without having to use any kind of machine. For this easy afternoon drink, all I did was mix the Instant coffee with a little flavored creamer and some hot foamy milk to create the perfect afternoon treat. If this looks good to you, be sure to check out all the other amazing Folgers Recipes. Who knew, right? Sometimes the best afternoon treat is a nice cup of coffee, and this Easy Afternoon Latte satisfies my cravings without having to use any kind of machine.

I love knowing how easy it is to enjoy a tasty latte like this!  You want one now, don’t you?  I can tell.

Sometimes the best afternoon treat is a nice cup of coffee, and this Easy Afternoon Latte satisfies my cravings without having to use any kind of machine.  

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Sometimes the best afternoon treat is a nice cup of coffee, and this Easy Afternoon Latte satisfies my cravings without having to use any kind of machine.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Yields: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1 rounded teaspoon of instant coffee
  • 6 ounces foamy hot milk
  • 1 teaspoon flavored creamer. if desired
Instructions
  1. Add instant coffee to glass. If using creamer, add it to coffee.
  2. If you have a milk frother, heat and froth milk. If not, heat over medium heat on stove and whisk to manually froth. Combine hot milk with instant coffee, stir, and enjoy!

 

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Sometimes the best afternoon treat is a nice cup of coffee, and this Easy Afternoon Latte satisfies my cravings without having to use any kind of machine.
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Easy Peppermint Mocha

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Don’t waste your money on expensive holiday drinks at the coffee place when you can make your own delicious Easy Peppermint Mocha in your own kitchen!

Don't waste your money on expensive holiday drinks at the coffee place when you can make your own delicious Easy Peppermint Mocha in your own kitchen!

I absolutely love this time of year. Without the holidays, it would be dreadfully difficult to get through a dark and rainy Portland winter. Everything I love about the holidays – the lights, the gifts, the homemade treats, the hot comforting drinks – it all gets me through each day with a warm smile on my face.

Don't waste your money on expensive holiday drinks at the coffee place when you can make your own delicious Easy Peppermint Mocha in your own kitchen!

I absolutely love holiday themed coffee drinks. I look forward to them every year. What I don’t enjoy is paying over five bucks for a single drink. That’s why I was so excited when I found this International Delight Peppermint Mocha when I was shopping last week at Target! Being able to make my favorite drink at home just encourages me to slow down and enjoy the magical moments, whether I’m curled up by the fire with my loved ones or entertaining all of my favorite friends. And that’s really what the holidays are all about.  

Don't waste your money on expensive holiday drinks at the coffee place when you can make your own delicious Easy Peppermint Mocha in your own kitchen!

This coffee drink is really easy to make. I used one of those instant coffee packs, but instead of putting in the full 8 ounces of water that the instructions called for, I only used 4 ounces. Then, I steamed and frothed up some chocolate milk. Already sounds pretty good, right? Well, that’s a plain mocha right there. what I did was elevate the drink to holiday status by adding some of the Peppermint Mocha. Oh. My. YUM.

Don't waste your money on expensive holiday drinks at the coffee place when you can make your own delicious Easy Peppermint Mocha in your own kitchen!

Top that with some whipped cream because, well, it wouldn’t be a holiday drink without some whipped cream, right?

If you want extra savings on a drink like this, you can download and use Cartwheel and the 5% off coupon on International Delight Coffee Creamer, Silk Coffee Creamer and Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Creamer from 12/1/15 – 12/24/2015. Target’s Cartwheel app allows you to search for offers, scan products for coupons, and save them all to your own personal savings barcode to be scanned at checkout. Use Cartwheel to build your shopping list so you don’t forget anything, making life just a little bit easier this holiday season.

Don't waste your money on expensive holiday drinks at the coffee place when you can make your own delicious Easy Peppermint Mocha in your own kitchen!

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Don't waste your money on expensive holiday drinks at the coffee place when you can make your own delicious Easy Peppermint Mocha in your own kitchen!
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Recipe type: drink
Yields: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 1 individual pack of finely ground instant coffee
  • 4 ounces boiling water
  • 4 ounces chocolate milk
  • 1 tablespoon International Delight Peppermint Mocha creamer
  • whipped cream
Instructions
  1. In a large cup, mix instant coffee and boiling water. Heat chocolate milk on stove top or in microwave and then whisk to froth, or if you have a frother heat the milk in there. Add to the coffee mixture.
  2. Stir in the Peppermint Mocha Creamer.
  3. Top with whipped cream. Enjoy!

Don't waste your money on expensive holiday drinks at the coffee place when you can make your own delicious Easy Peppermint Mocha in your own kitchen!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of WhiteWave Foods. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Irish Coffee

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If you’ve never enjoyed an Irish Coffee, this delicious hot drink combines sweetened Irish whiskey and an Irish Cream whipped cream to standard coffee.

If you've never enjoyed an Irish Coffee, this delicious hot drink combines sweetened Irish whiskey and an Irish Cream whipped cream to standard coffee.

Now, don’t pretend you’ve enjoyed an Irish coffee because you add some Irish Cream coffee creamer to your morning coffee.  Totally different.  This is the kind of coffee that makes you say “oh yeaaaah” after each sip. I include a recipe at the bottom of the post to tell you how I made it, but as with all boozy drinks, the ratio of the ingredients is completely up to how you like it.  For example, when I’m making this for my husband, I may as well call this drink “Irish Whiskey with a splash of coffee” whereas I’m a big whiskey wimp so my drink could be called “sweetened coffee with a teeny splash of whisky to be able to call it Irish Coffee with lots of Irish Cream whipped cream on top” or something like that.

If you've never enjoyed an Irish Coffee, this delicious hot drink combines sweetened Irish whiskey and an Irish Cream whipped cream to standard coffee.

You start off by adding a little brown sugar. I have these super cute brown sugar cubes that I decided to use simply because they make me happy. I wish all sugar only came in the form of lump. In fact, if a restaurant gives  you lumps of sugar with your coffee instead of paper packets of sugar, I will guarantee that they serve good food as well.

If you've never enjoyed an Irish Coffee, this delicious hot drink combines sweetened Irish whiskey and an Irish Cream whipped cream to standard coffee.

Combine that hot strong coffee with your whisky and you’ve got one boozy start to your morning. Sure, you can put plain whipped cream on top, but after you’ve mixed in some Irish Cream, you’ll be wondering if you can ever go back to plain whipped cream again.  And if you put cool whip on your drink, please close your browser and don’t come back. I can’t have cool whip fans looking at my stuff.  I have to draw the line somewhere. So what are you waiting for?  Go make this!!!

If you've never enjoyed an Irish Coffee, this delicious hot drink combines sweetened Irish whiskey and an Irish Cream whipped cream to standard coffee.

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If you've never enjoyed an Irish Coffee, this delicious hot drink combines sweetened Irish whiskey and an Irish Cream whipped cream to standard coffee.
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Recipe type: drink
Yields: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces hot coffee
  • 2 ounces Irish Whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream, whipped
  • 1 teaspoon Bailey's Irish Cream
Instructions
  1. Mix coffee with whiskey and sugar. Mix Irish Cream with whipped cream and add it to the top of your coffee. Stir and enjoy.
  2. All amounts are subject to preference!

 

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