Faux Pep Mo

My friend Lynn posted a very provocative Facebook status this morning:

Life is better with a homemade peppermint mocha made from leftover candy canes and chocolate chips. Even if it is decaf.

After acquiring more details, I was on my way to making one at my house, too.




Here’s what I used:

3.5 scoops of ground dark roast coffee (I used decaf)

water up to level “5” on the drip coffee maker

1 handful chocolate chips

1 peppermint candy cane

1 smidge of coconut milk (full-fat? Yes, please!)

While the coffee’s brewing, put the other ingredients into the coffee mug you got your spouse for Christmas but which you get to use while said spouse is at work. Pour the coffee over top and stir to melt/dissolve/yummify. Chug before your kids realize you’ve put candy in your coffee and ask to share.

Lynn added sugar, but I found mine sweet enough without any additional sugar.

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5 Replies to “Faux Pep Mo”

    1. I can’t take credit for thinking of it…that was all my friend Lynn. Thanks for the comment, though, and I hope you like it if you try it!


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