Holiday Spiced Coffee

This is a Holiday Spiced Coffee topped with cream and sprinkles of cinnamon and cocoa.

 

Ingredients

½ cup heavy cream

¼ cup coffee beans

10 crushed cardamom pods

2 star anise

½ quart water

1/3 cup powered sugar

½ cup Kahlua

1/3 brown sugar

1 tbs sweetened cocoa

1 tsp cinnamon powered

Serves 6

Instructions:

Chill the whipping cream, the mixer bowl and the wire mixer attachment.

Mix coffee beans, cardamom, star anise and water in a one-quart pot. Simmer on low until liquid reduces by half.

Whisk the cream with wire attachment on medium to high speed until forms soft peaks, this should take about 1.5 minutes. Add sugar and whisk until forms firm peaks, 2-3 minutes.

Filter coffee to separate the solids. Next mix with the Kahlua and brown sugar. Split equally into 6 cups. Top with of cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon and  cocoa.

 

 

Healthier Peppermint Mocha Coffee

Here is a healthier option for a popular and delicious winter themed coffee drink, the Peppermint Mocha Recipe.

 

Ingredients

Depending on mug size, 3-4 cups of your milk of choice

¾ cup of coconut sugar

4tbs unsweetened cocoa powder

4 shots of espresso or about 6 oz

1 tsp peppermint extract

 

Serves Two

Prep Your Milk: In a medium or small saucepan, over medium heat, warm the milk, cocoa powder, and coconut sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Turn off heat. Add peppermint extract and combine by stirring.

Brew Coffee: Brew espresso by whatever method you have available.

Create the Drinks: Froth the peppermint mocha milk created above until it gets a nice foam. Add espresso and pour frothed milk overtop.