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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Peppermint Lattee

Our Illinois weather has been said to be like no other. Here you can use heat and the air conditioner in the same day. We have days in the summer with extreme hear where we long for the crisp chill of winter and we can have days in the winter where the snow, ice wind where we are chilly and pine for summer time. I had a friend that once told me that we should enjoy the seasons no matter time of the year it is. In the summer time enjoy a cold glass of your favorite drink mine would be sweet tea. When the weather is cold outside then enjoy your favorite drink mine would be a hot chocolate or a latte. Which brings me to today.
Peppermint Lattee is made up of espresso, steamed milk, mocha sauce and peppermint flavored syrup. Peppermint flavoring is related to both watermint and spearmint. Peppermint is often used to relieve minor throat irritation because of its high menthol content. So take some time create a peppermint lattee of your own and enjoy.
1 cup water
1 cup sucanat (may substitute sugar)
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
8 ounces strong brewed coffee
1 cup milk (any kind including soy, almond or coconut)
In a small saucepan, combine water, sucanat, and peppermint extract. Heat and stir just until sucanat is completely melted.
Heat milk just until heated through.
Optional but recommended: froth milk with a frother or pour milk into blender - making sure to vent - and frappe just until foamy.
Pour coffee into two mugs.
Stir 1/2 cup milk into each mug.
Add peppermint syrup to each mug to taste.
recipe source here

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