I know it was just Halloween but Christmas is just around the corner. Cooler weather and rainy days has made this a great drink recipe this morning! This recipe would also be good for Christmas morning as kids usually get up early (or if you are like me and beat the kids up!). Either way, this will start your day off right. This makes 2 servings.
1 candy cane, crushed ** see note below**
3 cups strong, black coffee
1 tsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
1-2 tsp honey, depending on desired sweetness
1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
1 tsp non-dairy coffee creamer (see recipe here!)
1 shot of espresso, if desired
In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Heat using desired method, either over stove or in microwave. Pour into large travel mugs or coffee cups and enjoy!.
*If you prefer a more natural approach, substitute the crushed candy cane with a drop or two of peppermint extract or oil*