Off Grind Gourmet- The Possibly Roasted Peppermint Cocoa Latte

It’s time for another Off Grind Gourmet!  Today we are going to make a fancy pants roasted peppermint cocoa latte, and we’re not going to spend a dime doing it.

 

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To kick off our Off Grind Gourmet series, I’m going to share with you one of my go to latte recipes.

The Possibly Roasted Peppermint Cocoa Latte

with variations depending on what you’re likely to have on hand

 

The Possibly Roasted Peppermint Cocoa Latte
A peppermint latte with roasted cocoa nibs is a perfect balance of bitter and sweet. No added sugars!
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Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. Ground coffee of your choice
  2. Vanilla extract
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Milk
  5. Optional roasted cocoa nibs
Instructions
  1. Boil water
  2. put a bit of ground coffee into a filter and put filter over whatever container you're making the coffee in
  3. pour the water slowly over the dry coffee grounds and let gravity do its thing. Keep pouring in more water until the drip coffee starts to look lighter in color.
  4. (Want an Americana? Keep pouring more coffee in, letting the color continue to lighten.)
  5. Meanwhile, in a microwavable container with a lid, pour some milk.
  6. Add a drop or two of the vanilla extract to the milk.
  7. Close the lid and shake well for at least thirty seconds. The milk should be very bubbly and frothy.
  8. Put milk, uncovered, into the microwave and heat for up to a minute in 30 second intervals. Set aside.
  9. Pour your coffee into whatever you want to drink it out of.
  10. Spoon the milk froth gently on top of the coffee. You may also pour some of the milk in first, but be sure to use that spoon to prevent the froth from falling out. You want to spoon that on top.
  11. Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon over the froth.
  12. Optional: Top with a small pinch of roasted cocoa nibs
Notes
  1. Don't go out and get anything extra! Just use what you have in your kitchen already. Even if you only have coffee and milk, it will still be delicious.
I don't always have all the tools I need. This specific latte was made with
  1. An empty Smuckers All Natural Peanut Butter Jar (for the coffee and coffee cup)
  2. An old coffee filter cup from a coffee maker machine that doesn't exist anymore
  3. A mason Jar (for the milk)
  4. A pan of water (the tea kettle was cracked)
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roasted peppermint cocoa latte

 

For those who prefer not to use the recipe cards:

You will need:
Ground coffee of your choice
Vanilla extract
Cinnamon
Milk
Optional roasted cocoa nibs

Directions:
Boil water
put a bit of ground coffee into a filter and put filter over whatever container you’re making the coffee in
pour the water slowly over the dry coffee grounds and let gravity do its thing. Keep pouring in more water until the drip coffee starts to look lighter in color.
(Want an Americana? Keep pouring more coffee in, letting the color continue to lighten.)
Meanwhile, in a microwavable container with a lid, pour some milk.
Add a drop or two of the vanilla extract to the milk.
Close the lid and shake well for at least thirty seconds. The milk should be very bubbly and frothy.
Put milk, uncovered, into the microwave and heat for up to a minute in 30 second intervals. Set aside.
Pour your coffee into whatever you want to drink it out of.
Spoon the milk froth gently on top of the coffee. You may also pour some of the milk in first, but be sure to use that spoon to prevent the froth from falling out. You want to spoon that on top.
Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon over the froth.
Optional: Top with a small pinch of roasted cocoa nibs

Notes:
Don’t go out and get anything extra! Just use what you have in your kitchen already. Even if you only have coffee and milk, it will still be delicious.
I don’t always have all the tools I need. This specific latte was made with:
An empty Smuckers All Natural Peanut Butter Jar (for the coffee and coffee cup)
An old coffee filter cup from a coffee maker machine that doesn’t exist anymore
A mason Jar (for the milk)
A pan of water (the tea kettle was cracked)

Delicious!  Who doesn’t love peppermint and cocoa?? If you try this one out, be sure to post your own photos and substitutions in the comments!  As always, remember… it doesn’t have to be fancy to taste fancy.  This is a gourmet coffee drink in an empty peanut butter jar.  <3

Kisses!

Pea Kay

 

P.S.  Still don’t have roasted cocoa nibs in your cupboard?  That’s ok.  But if you want them in there (you do.  You totally do.) You can try them out here.

About Pea Kay

Pea Kay, otherwise known as Tonks, The Unhinged Knitter, moonlights at night as an infamous Cupcake Warrior. To learn more about what she does, visit the core pages of www.weavingroses.com!

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