Coach Dean’s Peppermint Mocha “UMP-uccino”

I have to admit I am sucker this time of year for the “Peppermint Mocha” and “Salted Caramel” cappuccino down at the ole’ coffee house. But even the “skinny” ones have too many calories for my liking, little to no nutritional value, and at $4 or $5 bucks a pop they are hard on the wallet too. But all is not lost. Not only is the version below a lot less expensive, it is super-low in sugar and has about 20 grams of protein in there. Ultimate Muscle Protein makes a difference in this recipe, but you can try other proteins as well!

Peppermint Mocha "UMP-uccino"

by Coach Dean

  • 1 scoop chocolate UMP
  • 4 ounces water
  • 1 cup strong hot coffee
  • 1 tbsp sugar free peppermint coffee syrup (I use Archer Farms brand)
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream

Mix the water and scoop of chocolate UMP in your blender. This mixture should be thick. Add the hot coffee and sugar free peppermint syrup and gradually increase speed to high. After a few seconds the mixture should be creamy and frothy. Pour into your favorite (big) mug and drizzle with heavy cream. If you don’t like peppermint just leave it out, no problem. After it comes out of the blender, I like to heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds or so until it is piping hot. Try it and I bet you don’t pay $5.00 down at the coffee shop anymore!

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