Our daughter Daphne LOVES coffee. Actually, both of our daughters love coffee.
I tried to fight it at first because of the caffein, but I lost. I’m glad I did, too. I’ve come to realize it’s a great way for us to get our teens to open up. We have had many coffee dates, even on-the-go in the car, and they are some of the best mother daughter conversations we’ve ever had. In addition…my husband now surprises our daughters with individual “coffee dates”.
Coffee dates are also a wonderful way to encourage our teens to mingle with other teens in a positive, drug & alcohol free environment. Instead of going to parties, they can go on coffee dates, or have friends over to make coffee drinks.
So, I asked Daphne if she would help me share one of her homemade coffee recipes. We both agreed “mint” was perfect for this time of year. Especially for St. Patrick’s Day.
This “Mint Mocha” recipe is Daphne’s, and she made the “Mint Mocha” you see in the photo.
Nice job, Daphne!
FYI-this recipe is also low fat!
- 1 large cup of your favorite coffee
- 1 teaspoon mint extract
- 2 tablespoons skim milk
- 2 tablespoons Hershey's Chocolate Syrup (plus a drizzle)
- 1 large squirt Fat Free Reddi Wip Dairy Whipped Topping
- 2 Andes Mint Candies chopped
Pour coffee in your cup leaving a little room for the rest of the ingredients. Add the mint extract, the skim milk, and the Hershey's Syrup, and stir well. Squirt the Reddi Wip on top. Drizzle a little chocolate syrup on top, and finish it all off with a sprinkle of Andes Mint Candies. Serve immediately.
Go Daphne! If you can be here at 7AM on Monday to make me one of these that would be FABULOUS. 😉
Julie, as always, what a great idea. I now need to find out what will work for my almost 15 year old son. We use to have a truly close relationship when he was younger, now what we have to much of is, his sarcastic mouth. Hopefully, there is still hope. Have a great weekend.
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