One of the really unhealthy foods I miss is those liquid coffee creamers that come in all kinds of different flavors. I just can not bring myself to buy them as they are made with hydrogenated oils and sugars and other things I canít pronounce.

Last year I remember Coffee-Mate bringing out one called Peppermint Mocha that sounded quite good. So I started thinking that certainly I could come up with my own homemade rendition of these liquid creamers that was much healthier.  I played around in the kitchen and had some delicious success!

Here is the recipe:

Crystalís Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer

2 cups half-n-half
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1 ľ cups cane juice crystals
Peppermint extract

In a small sauce pan combine half-n-half, baking cocoa and cane juice crystals. Heat on medium, stirring with a wire whisk until everything had blended well and the cane juice crystals have dissolved well. Remove from heat and add a few drops of peppermint extract (add as much or as little as desired).

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