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What if I told you could make a delicious peppermint mocha drink with just three ingredients that rivaled the taste of Starbucks and contained way less sugar? Well you can!
I know I’m late to the party (again) but a friend recently talked me into trying a peppermint mocha from Starbucks. I didn’t think I would like the mint coffee combo, but it turns out that I liked it … a lot. In fact, for a couple of months a “decaf grande peppermint mocha, no whip” became my drink of choice.
And then I looked up the nutritional info. (Cue the sad trombone) Womp. Womp. A 16 ounce (grande) peppermint mocha from Starbucks clocks in at a whopping 54 grams of sugar — and that’s if you skip the whipped cream.
Four ounces of Kalona’s Organic Whole Chocolate Milk contains 16 grams of sugar. And there’s no sugar in the other two ingredients (coffee and peppermint extract) so the entire drink clocks in at 1/3 the sugar of the Starbucks version. And you get the added benefits of drinking organic milk.
Try It Hot or Iced
If you prefer an iced version, you can use cold brew or iced coffee and skip heating the chocolate milk.
Try this Healthy Peppermint Mocha recipe and let me know what you think. Be sure to tag #grownupdish or @grownup_dish on Instagram so I can share your posts!