Just a few ingredients and 5 minutes gets you an all-natural, chemical free holiday flavored cup of coffee!
1 and 1/2Tablespoonsunsweetened cocoa powderregular or dark
3/4cuphalf-and-half/milk/creamany dairy or nut milk you enjoy in your coffee
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and water and heat until sugar is just dissolved, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in cocoa powder, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract. Allow to cool for a few minutes.
Add half-and-half (if desired) to a ratio of your liking. I prefer a 1:1 ratio. You may also leave the syrup as a standalone flavoring. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator and use within 2 weeks, shaking very well before using.