How to Make… Starbucks Peppermint Mocha

Am I the only one who’s excited for Christmas already?! There’s already frost on the ground, and the temps are getting cooler… there’s even supposed to be snow next week! I can’t wait to start celebrating Christmas; the decorations… the music…

…And, of course, this beauty right here:

starbucks peppermint mocha

That’s right, I’m talking about the Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks; one of my favorite holiday drinks. If you’ve never had a Peppermint Mocha, this (highly pixelated) picture doesn’t do it justice. It. Is. AMAZING.

And I actually found a recipe for it while I was looking through my mom’s blog from a few years ago. So I thought I’d share that recipe with you!

To make this drink filled with total awesomeness, you will need…

• 3 tablespoons Starbucks Mocha Powder (you could use regular mocha powder instead)

• 1 1/2 tablespoons Starbucks Peppermint Syrup (once again; if you can’t find Starbucks peppermint syrup, I’m pretty sure regular peppermint syrup will work 🙂 )

•  1/4 cup of double strength dark roast coffee

• 12 ounces steamed or heated milk

• Freshly Whipped Cream

• Red peppermint sprinkles (OPTIONAL!)

PROCEDURE:

1. Combine equal parts Starbucks mocha powder and warm water to create a wonderfully rich chocolate syrup. (What in the world? I never knew mocha powder turns into chocolate syrup when you combine it with water!)

2. Pour the mocha syrup into a 12 oz mug.

3. Add a shot of  espresso and peppermint syrup.

4. Fill the remainder of the cup with steamed milk.

5. Top it all off with freshly whipped cream and red sprinkles (optional).  

ENJOY!

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Fall Photoshoot

I’ve been so busy with school that I haven’t gotten around to posting anything on my blogs lately! It’s funny how blogging and social media works; you don’t post anything for about two weeks, and people automatically think you’ve fallen off the face of the earth (LOL!) There’s more to life than blogging, isn’t there?! (Especially as a high school student. The past few weeks, I have literally been spending all my time on schoolwork!)

I’m really happy that I finally have an opportunity to write a few posts, because it means that I can share my Fall 2015 photos with you guys!

Unfortunately, I’m having a hard time trying to upload the pictures directly to this post, but here’s a link to the photo album on Facebook. If I manage to get the photos uploaded here, I will remove the link. Photoshoot Fall 2015