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Peppermint Latte

By Angie McGowan |

I guess it’s the cooler weather that has been making me crave coffee everyday. During the summer, I can’t go near the stuff, but in cooler temperatures, I just have to have it, and lattes are my weakness. I have been making them at home and adding all the delicious flavors of the season, like this peppermint latte. This is another super simple latter simply flavored with a little peppermint extract and a candy cane. It couldn’t be simpler, and is way better and much less expensive than running to Starbucks.

The candy canes featured are organic from Whole Foods. I just love their color.

Peppermint Latte


2 shots espresso or strong coffee
1 cup milk
a few drops of peppermint extract or 1 tablespoon creme de menthe or 1 tablespoon peppermint schnapps
whipped cream for garnish
1 candy cane


1. Brew coffee. Add milk to a cup to steam on espresso machine, or to a saucepan to heat on the stove-top, or heat in a coffee mug in the microwave.

2. Add espresso and milk to a coffee mug. Add peppermint extract. Top with whipped cream if desired an add a candy cane.


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About Angie McGowan


Angie McGowan

Angie McGowan was a contributing blogger to Babble’s Family Kitchen, a daily food blog with recipes from her kitchen. She currently creates fun recipes for Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and many other companies. You can find more of her recipes on her personal blog, Eclectic Recipes.

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One thought on “Peppermint Latte

  1. Melissa says:

    Yes please! Wishing I could grab that mug off the screen.

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