As we enter the scorching DC summer, I feel that I’m about to exponentially increase my iced coffee consumption. And while plain old iced coffee is delicious on its own, a good friend of mine changed my world last year when she ordered a peppermint iced coffee as we were recovering from a particularly rough Saturday night.
I know you’re thinking – duh, Starbucks has been serving up Peppermint Mochas for years. Except that drink is horrendously bad for you and conveniently not listed on this nutrition page with all the rest of the SBucks calorie bombs. So why not make your own peppermint iced coffee that is NOT more than a suggested week’s worth of sugar intake?
Just add one or two drops of peppermint extract to your drink for all the refreshing mintiness, but without the added sugar. This allows you to add agave, Stevia, or whatever your preferred sweetener while not having to be that girl requesting “just one pump” of the peppermint simple syrup at the coffee shop.
And while you’re sipping on your low-cal deliciousness, check out my new website, It’s Not About Kale. While food is still my frenemy, you can say your sweet goodbyes now and hop over to It’s Not About Kale; same blog you’re used to with some enhancements.
If this were an analogy on the SATs (do they still do that?), I’d say iced coffee is to peppermint iced coffee as Food is My Frenemy is to It’s Not About Kale.