Simple Peppermint Mochas

Hello friends! Thanksgiving has come and gone and I feel as if I am still recovering from all the sweets and loads of food I have indulged in these past few days...so naturally this post is about food. Of course... Ben and I have spent the week with his family in Hattiesburg, MS and then Hernando, MS. It has been a joy, and has been super relaxing. We have pretty much just laid around playing with the newest addition to the Cox (the in-laws, not us) family, the cutest puppy ever, Lucy. 

Anyways now that Thanksgiving is over I can officially begin to get into full blown Christmas mode...as if I haven't been already (those of you who follow me on Instagram know I have been in Christmas mode for a few weeks now). I love this season, the cold weather, cuddling by the fire, sitting by the glowing lights of the Christmas tree...one of my favorite things about this wonderful time of year is the food...treats...yummy drinks...ah my mouth is watering just thinking about it all. So I have decided to share a few different Christmas recipes every week leading up to Christmas. Today's special is, drum roll....... 

PEPPERMINT MOCHA IN THE CROCKPOT
(chocolate goodness that will warm your soul)

What you will need...
4 cups of milk (almond milk, whole milk...really whatever makes you happy)
4 cups of strongly brewed coffee
1/2 cup of sweetener (sugar, honey, agave, maple syrup, again whatever tickles your fancy)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 piece of bakers semi-sweet chocolate
4-6 drops (about 1/2-3/4 tsp) of peppermint extract
1 tsp of vanilla

Just add all ingredients to a crock pot, stir well, and allow to combine for 1 hour on high or 2-3 on low. Stirring often. This is delicious served with a big dollop of homemade whipped cream and a peppermint stick. This tastes more like grown up hot chocolate than coffee to me. Makes about 8 servings, and is perfect for a Christmas party since the crockpot will keep the mochas warm. 

Go try this yummy drink tonight! You will not regret it. 

Enjoy the last of the Holiday weekend friends!

-Rachel