Ok, I am a peppermint addict. And I love the holidays. The fact that the two go together hand-in-hand makes me immensely happy. Yes, I realize we’re not even to Thanksgiving yet, and I pretty much hate when people put up decorations/start selling stuff/talking about, etc. Christmas when it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. BUT, that said, at my couple-times-a-week morning stop to Dunkin’ Donuts this morning, they had rolled out the Peppermint Mocha (or “PM” for short :))!!! Holy crap, life just got good! I mean, the stuff just TASTES like the holidays (not sure how that’s even possible, but it does, I swear!).
Peppermint Mocha is my absolute weakness. I can already tell you, I will be drinking PM every day from now until they take it off the “shelves.” I’m not particularly partial to one company’s coffee over another. I’ll drink Starbucks, I’ll drink Dunkin’ Donuts, I’ll drink 7-11. In fact, 7-11 might just be my favorite for flavored coffees. It’s about the most bang for your buck that you can get. I realize others may (likely WILL) disagree, but I’m just not that picky. I want a mocha that is flavored with peppermint. If you give me that, I’m not partial to who sells it, where it came from, etc.
Ooh, I just found this over at Annie’s Eats – Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes! OMG – I’m soooooooooo gonna have to try these. Thanks, Annie!
And Brooklyn Farm Girl alerted me in this post that Coffemate now makes a Peppermint Mocha version. While I don’t generally take cream in my coffee, she also posted a recipe for a Creamy Peppermint Hot Chocolate, and that is right up my ally. The recipe, with pictures and everything, makes it look SO FREAKING GOOD I’m not quite sure how you all can resist running home right now and making a cup, ‘cuz I’m having a really hard time not doing it right now!!! And, she adds a candy cane to her hot chocolate, which I do to my PM frequently as we get closer to the holidays, so I think we’re kindred spirits!
Yum! After a really long week, I have to tell you, this made my day. Oh, and one other thing – when I was ordering at Dunkin’ Donuts this morning, I noticed they now offer a Mint Hot Chocolate. I may have to try that – it definitely got my taste buds salivating just thinking about it. Has anyone tried it? I’d love to hear from any other PM addicts (or haters, if you want to argue with me) out there as well. I can’t be the only one gagga for PM, right???
So, I will leave you with me, enjoying my Peppermint Mocha, and wish everyone a happy, healthy, and fun weekend!