I tried this out on a whim because while browsing through our cabinets one morning, I spotted the peppermint extract we purchased and cookies and cream creamer. We ran out of the oat milk and my stomach can’t quite tolerate whole milk products, but I was in the mood for something minty. So, in a moment of experimentation, I decided to try the two together to see what it would taste like.
Y’all – when I tell you this tastes even better than the thin-mint-inspired latte I made a few years back, I’m not lying. It’s delicious, super easy to make, and doesn’t require much guesswork. With just a few ingredients you can make a latte that tastes pretty similar to the minty, cookie goodness we’ve loved.
Enough of my rambling on, though. Here’s how I made it.
- Coffee of your choice
- Cookies and Cream Creamer
- (or about 1 cap full of vanilla extract, about 1-2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, one pinch cinnamon, and a pinch of nutmeg.)
- Whipped cream for topping
- Peppermint extract
- Brew coffee of your choice. While it’s brewing prepare place ice cubes in the cup you plan to pour your coffee into.
- Pour coffee into the cup over ice. Leave room.
- If making your own cookies and cream flavored creamer, I’d recommend mixing your vanilla extract, chocolate syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg in the coffee before pouring it over ice, since it’ll mix faster in a hotter temperature. You can also blend it in a blender with the milk instead if you miss this step.
- I’d recommend tasting it before pouring it into your cup just in case you want more or less of another ingredient based on your preference for sweetness in your coffee.
- Once mixed, pour it over ice.
- Add creamer or milk of choice and a cap full of peppermint extract. Mix well.
- Add whipped cream and a drizzle of mocha syrup for garnish and enjoy!
That’s all there is to it! I’d say the easiest way to make it would be to use the flavored creamer I suggested above, but you can get a similar cookie flavor by mixing some of the items I suggested above. If you want more of a subtle mint flavor, I’d recommend adding half of a cap instead of a full cap. I also recommend adding more sugar if you want it a little bit sweeter.
It’s one of my favorite ways to prepare coffee lately because it easy to make and combines some of my favorite flavors into one cup. If you happen to try it, let me know what you think!
What’s a drink you’ve enjoyed a lot recently?