Starbucks Recipes : Mocha Cappuccino & Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate bits

1 cup of milk

1/2 cup of coffee

dash of sugar or other sweetener (optional)

Directions:

Put chocolate and milk in a mug (or Pyrex cup) and microwave for 2 minutes. Stir milk and chocolate together until it melts. Brew a cup of strong coffee.

Pour chocolate mixture into coffee, slowing adding little bits of the chocolate mixture until the mocha is of desired taste and consistency. Add a dash of sugar or other sweetener to taste.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup water 3 1/2 cups milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 4 peppermint candy canes

Directions:

Using a small saucepan cooking on medium heat, add the cocoa, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and water. Cook until the mixture is smooth, about 5 minutes. Pour in milk and reduce heat to simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Whip the hot chocolate until it becomes foamy. Pour into a mug and add the candy cane.

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