A Little Homesick
As you may know, my husband and I just recently moved back to Texas after four years in Southern California. I’ve always called Texas home, but lately, I’ve been feeling homesick for California. I miss the warm sun, the beach, our friends, and even base housing (never thought that would happen!), but especially our church and our slow Sundays. On our way home from church in Cali, we would oftentimes stop for coffee at a little drive-through kiosk. It was little but insanely popular, with the line usually wrapping around into the neighboring parking lots. We would usually just get plain brewed coffee with almond milk, but sometimes for a treat, I would get a Mexican Mocha. Chocolate-y with hints of vanilla and cinnamon, it was delicious; however, with all the sugar in the mocha, I would soon be left with fuzzy teeth and a sugar crash, so I decided to make my own! As an homage to sunny Southern California, which will always have a special spot in my heart, here is my dairy free and refined sugar free Mexican Mocha Creamer!
Mexican Mocha Creamer
Makes about 3 cups.
- 1/3 cup of 100% cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 3 tsp of pure vanilla extract (it’s really so much better than imitation)
- 1.5 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup of full fat coconut milk
- Combine all ingredients in a small pot
- Over medium-low heat, whisk until thoroughly combined and warmed through
- Pour directly into coffee, or blend for a frothy cuppa
- Cover and refrigerate leftovers (I use a mason jar) and pour (or blend) into coffee again and again!
If mocha isn’t your thing, I have my Pumpkin Pie Coffee Creamer for you! And for other dairy free, refined sugar free drinks, check out my Dairy Free Eggnog, Death by Hot Chocolate, and Slow Cooker Apple Cider. If you need a sweet treat to go with your Joe, I’ve got you! Check out my Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Microwave Molten Lava Cake, Dark Chocolate Paleo Brownies, or Wholesome Chocolate Chunk Cookies for some of my favorites!
I hope you can have a peaceful cup of afternoon coffee, complete with Mexican Mocha Creamer and a satisfying treat. Get caffeinated and rejuvenated…and enjoy your pinch of crazy!
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