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December 2018 edit: When I originally posted this last year my good friend had me deeply interested in essential oils. Although I still use them from time to time for bug bites and things I no longer drop them into my drinks. I had some weird side effects from ingesting peppermint. ( like being wide awake for 24-28 hours straight) Plus I then learned that the FDA does not approve ingesting them, so I don’t feel comfortable recommending adding essential oils to food and drink recipes on this website. Also, since essential oils are not FDA approved you might understand why you wouldn’t put them into a recipe that you would feed to a crowd of people. If you like using essential oils in this way, then that is great! I am not going to tell you what to do. but I have edited this recipe to include peppermint extract instead.
I have been super busy these past few weeks. I have had sick kiddos, lots of freelance work to do, and lots of Christmas shopping/gift-wrapping and planning to do. I am sure this will be my last post before Christmas.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
I thought it would be fun to make an Instant Pot Peppermint- Vanilla Latte because this recipe seems to sum up the things I have been obsessed with in 2017.
My Instant Pot and essential oils.
Before I go on. I want to share with you a little video I threw together on how to make this!
Please, please, please. let this natural release on your Instant Pot! If you let your Instant Pot vent right away, you will get latte everywhere!
Also, I feel like this recipe can almost be a guideline. You can obviously add more or less sweetener, or more coffee if you like. This peppermint-vanilla latte was sweet. But not sweet enough to give me a sugar headache, as some of the drive-through drinks do.
Instant Pot Peppermint- Vanilla Latte
4 cups of milk
2 cups of coffee – you can also use espresso shots
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/4 cup of sugar or your sweetener of choice
2-3 drops of peppermint extract
Method: Place all of the ingredients into your Instant Pot. Cook in your instant Pot at high pressure for 5 minutes. Let the instant pot naturally release for 10 minutes. Open the instant pot, and you’re done!
I bet this drink will be an amazing way to show all your family members how amazing the Instant Pot is this Christmas! This is an easy recipe to display how amazing these machines really are!