What is Christmas without Peppermint Mochas?! Now, I know there are a plethora of holiday drinks out there, but I feel that the Peppermint Mochas just have a special Christmas flare to them. There is just something about ordering the fancy Frappuccino's from Starbucks that seems to make the holidays just that more special. So I decided that I should try and recreate it, and below is my homemade version that I make for dessert all the time for myself and Sal!!
1 cup of Milk (Skim or 1%, whichever preferred)
2 1/2 tablespoons of Rich Chocolate Ovaltine (I've used the Malt as well, but this is more chocolatey!)
Peppermint Whipped Cream (Found mine at Target)
1/2 cup of Ice
Combine milk, ice, Ovaltine, candy cane in a blender (I used the Magic Bullet, and it worked awesome!). Place on high speed for about 2 min, or until frothy.
Your shake should look like this, with the chunks of peppermint floating around.
Pour into a Holiday glass, and top with a heaping serving of the whipped cream, and then garnish with a candy cane!
Voila! You now can make those fancy drinks you find at Starbucks, but for a fraction of the cost, and from the comfort of your own Kitchen in your Jammies!! Comment and let me know how they work out! Happy Holidays!