With an end to the craziness of the season finally in sight, I’m taking a minute to sit back and relax. The kids get out of school later this week. The hubby and I both have a few days off work. And I’ll be honest, I’m looking so forward to spending time with my family and sitting in front of my tree enjoying my favorite treat…coffee. You see, during the busy school days, coffee is what keeps me going. But when it comes to holiday time, I’m able to create seasonal coffee treats that help make every moment special.
This week as things have been slowing down, I’ve been spending more time with Christmas carols playing while I straighten up the house and wrap gifts. And during these slower moments, I’ve been inspired to create something festive. Since a cup of coffee is generally the first thing I reach for when I’m enjoying time at home, I decided to give my cup a seasonal makeover and create one of my all time favorite drinks…..a Peppermint Mocha Latte.
For years I’ve been buying this drink from coffee shops but I decided the time had come to make it at home since I was definitely in the mood for something festive. Little did I know that this super easy to make coffee drink would quickly become the only warm beverage I want this holiday season.
To start my drink, I of course had to find the right coffee to use as my base. And since I know that Folgers Gourmet Selections allows coffee lovers like me to explore a full range of exceptional roasts and indulgent flavors, it seemed like the obvious choice.
After trying a selection of the flavors like Vanilla Biscotti and Caramel Drizzle, I decided I’d create my own coffee house drink with the coffee blend that delivers a rich coffee taste and aroma. I started by brewing my Folgers coffee in my Keurig brewer.
The minute I heard the first drop of coffee hit my cup and smelled the aroma that I so love, I knew that I was about to have an amazing cup of coffee.
But I wanted to take the quality of Folgers coffee to new levels so I quickly added a half of cup of whole milk to a bowl. Then I mixed in two teaspoons of….wait for it….chocolate milk mix. Are your surprised? Seriously, in addition to my Folgers coffee, this is the secret ingredient to this amazing drink.
Next, I added a half of a teaspoon of peppermint extract and stirred all of my ingredients together.
After warming my milk mixture in the microwave for one minute on high, I poured it into my waiting cup of Folgers coffee.
The creaminess of the milk swirled into the gourmet taste of the coffee meant that I had achieved perfection! All that was left to do add some whipped cream to the top and finish my drink with a sprinkle of crushed peppermint.
Just like that I had a drink that rivaled the taste and quality of any coffee shop and was so easy to make in my own home. From those moments decorating the tree to time spent with family to simple the moments where I’m savoring the season, this is the drink that will complete them all.
This holiday season, reach for the beverage that will make all your moments extra delightful. Pick up Folgers Gourmet Selections coffee in 12 or 19 count K-Cup® pods or 10 ounce bagged options at your favorite store. With a wide variety of roasts and flavors to provide a gourmet experience any time of day, they are the perfect way to make your seasonal caffeinated and bright.
Are you ready to add a taste of the holidays to your life with Folgers Coffee? If so listen up! One lucky coffee lover is going to win a Folgers prize pack that includes two K-Cup® pod boxes and two bags of ground coffee! It’s the perfect way to discover the gourmet taste to start (and end) your day!
To enter, simple tell me your favorite seasonal coffee drink in the comments below!
*Giveaway will end at 11:59 on December 24, 2015. Giveaway is open to US residents only.*