‘Tis the season to be jolly. It’s the time of year for baking cookies, beautiful decorations, twinkling lights and melodic Christmas music blaring from every station possible. It’s a busy time of year too, the holiday hustle and bustle is exhausting and I feel like some days I am running on empty. I don’t know about you, but I could use a time out with a cup of coffee, a quick weeknight meal idea and just some extra hours in the day to get everything done.
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To slow myself down during this busy time, I love to take a break and enjoy a nice cup of hot coffee. Flavored coffee is my favorite. The idea for this drink, started with a chocolate covered gingerbread man, that strangely tasted of coffee. Maybe that’s because I dipped him in my cup of coffee and then I got to thinking about how wonderful the rich flavor of chocolate and the spicy flavor of gingerbread would coexist harmoniously in a hot cup (or iced if you prefer) of coffee.
I decided to start with a bag of Gevalia Chocolate Mocha, because on it’s own, I love it’s smooth and rich flavor.
Then I took a syrup from another drink we make and created this wonderfully festive, totally holiday beverage that reminds me of all the things I love about Christmas and erases the rush and stress. It affords me time to slow down and just be. I love that.
- 6 cups freshly brewed Gevalia Chocolate Mocha coffee
- ¼ cup of molasses
- 1 Tablespoons of Splenda brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon of ground cloves
- ¾ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 cup fat free half and half
- 1½ cups whipped cream, optional for topping
- Cinnamon, for sprinkling on top
- In a small bowl, mix together the molasses, splenda brown sugar, ginger, cloves and cinnamon until well blended.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
- To put it all together, 1 cup of Gevalia Chocolate Mocha freshly brewed coffee to 3-4 Tablespoon of mixture. Stir until dissolved.
- Add a few tablespoons of fat free half and half.
- Garnish with whipped cream and a light dusting of cinnamon.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kraft. The opinions and text are all mine.