I have a weakness for fancy coffee drinks but a budget that is more geared toward a stop at QuickTrip instead of Starbucks. Since I detest cheap coffee I have found a compromise by learning to make fancy coffee drinks at home with high quality beans that I grind myself. That way I get to indulge in my organic, Fair Trade dark roast coffee beans but it doesn’t cost me $5 for a fancy flavored drink with whipped cream on top! I can even make the whipped cream organic when I do it from home. So, I recently got 2 bottles of Torani Syrups to play with and decided to try my hand at a Peppermint Mocha to get me in the holiday spirit.
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Homemade Peppermint Mocha
Torani has a ton of different flavors of syrups so if peppermint isn’t your thing, how about a Caramel drink that has caramel sauce drizzled over the whipped cream. If coffee isn’t your drink of choice, Torani has a ton of flavors that go great in seltzer water for a homemade soda. Those can be very refreshing in the summer. Just add a splash of Passion Fruit syrup to seltzer water and add some icecubes for a refreshing drink to enjoy on a hot summer afternoon. I have tried a number of Torani syrup flavors over the past couple of years and can honestly say that I have enjoyed all of them. I even like to drizzle them over a bowl of plain vanilla icecream! I like that they use real cane sugar in their traditional syrups but if you want a sugar free version, they have those as well.
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.