Holly Jolly Coffee


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Christmas time is officially upon us!  We actually decorated for Christmas a little early this year.  Usually we wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving, but this year we decorated the weekend before.  Wyatt and Gwendolyn enjoyed putting the ornaments on the tree, and I love the little clusters of ornaments on the lower branches.

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In honor of the start of Christmas season, I wanted to share a recipe for Holly Jolly Coffee!  My mom re-introduced me to Holly Jolly Coffee last year, and it is the perfect hot drink for this time of year.  I like it almost as much as peppermint mochas!

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Holly Jolly Coffee

1 cup of hot coffee
1 hot chocolate mix packet
1/4 tsp. orange extract
Whipped cream (optional)

1.  First off, you should brew yourself a pot of hot coffee - whatever strength you like.

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2. Pour hot chocolate mix into a mug.  Pour in hot coffee and mix well.

3.  Add in the orange extract and stir.

4.  I like topping mine with whipped cream, and a dusting of cocoa powder makes it pretty.

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It is a super-easy recipe, but so good!  I think it seems so Christmasy to me because of the orange flavor.  Anything orange reminds me of Christmas.  It's perfect for Christmas decorating, or Christmas card addressing, or present wrapping, or anything else Christmas related!

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Have you decorated your house for Christmas yet?
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Allison said...

I have been making pumpkin spice lattes at home but I may try this, I need something new to do with my coffee and this seams simple!

Hannah said...

What a good idea to add orange flavoring to your coffee. I might have to give this one a try :) And yes! We decorated for Christmas early this year too... a week before Thanksgiving I think. I just couldn't help myself, I love Christmas and the tree makes the long winter days so much brighter and cozier :)

Emily grapes said...

My mom has gotten me into brewing a cup of coffee with a packet of cocoa and I love it! I haven't added orange to it yet, but I have some orange essential oil I could drop in there. I'll have to try that!

Natalie@She Builds Her Home said...

Ok YUM! This sounds delicious!!! I am definitely going to try this! Your family is just the cutest, Callie!

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