A big thank you to a sponsor of our #Choctoberfest event this year, Barlean's for the delicious samples they sent us to try out this year. See my thank you post to learn a little more about the goodies we were given a chance to try out, and more about this terrific company!
For this recipe I chose to use the Essential Woman Omega Swirl - Chocolate Mint. All of their products are great quality and have delicious flavors, but I really wanted to do something with that chocolate mint profile. This drink was the way to go. You can easily increase the power of the espresso or chocolate by increasing / decreasing the mixed in Swirl and / or espresso as desired. It's a great base to play with. It was deliciously creamy and that whipped cream melting in made it extra over the top yummy. I hope you give this one a try! Thank you to Barlean's for sponsoring #Choctoberfest this year!
Chocolate Mint Mocha adapted from Food.com
2-3 TBS Barlean's Omega Swirl Chocolate Mint
4 ounces prepared espresso
12 ounces heated milk
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 1/2 tsp Barlean's Omega Swirl Chocolate Mint
1/2 TBS powdered sugar
Optional: crushed peppermint or candy cane
- Prepare whipped cream by blending whipping cream, powdered sugar, and 1 1/2 tsp Omega Swirl Chocolate Mint in the bowl of a stand mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
- Pour Omega Swirl Chocolate Mint into the bottom of a large measuring cup (4-cup) with pouring spout. Pour espresso and heated milk in. Blend together. (Taste - you can adjust the amount of Omega Swirl Chocolate Mint and espresso at this point if desired. You can also blend in some cocoa powder if you'd prefer a stronger chocolate flavor.)
- Pour into two cups and top with Mint Chocolate Whipped Cream.
- Sprinkle with crushed candy cane or peppermint, if desired.