I am in Tennessee as I type this, visiting one of my best friends and her family. She has five kids so Scarlette is basically in heaven. Also, I can sort of see the benefit of five kids because I have not played toddler games in like, three days. Someone is always playing with her and I am having adult conversation. It’s kind of amazing.
I mean don’t get me wrong, I love playing Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed. WHO DOESN’T?! But I do get a teeny, tiny bit tired of it around the one hundredth stanza. I feel as though the Doctor probably agrees with me. He’s probably sitting in his office making slashing motions at his receptionist like “If it’s Ma Monkey again, I’M NOT HERE. Tell her I’m on another house call. Tell her to get a bunch of sleeping bags and make the beds off limit. Tell her to try putting them in time out.”
This post is supposed to be about coffee creamer. I am really good at staying on topic.
Anyhow, I brought some Nestle Coffee-Mate creamer in Peppermint Mocha with me (Yes, I travel with coffee creamer. I keep mini-creamers in my purse. Don’t judge me.) and decided to make some sort of snack to enjoy with the kids. We were going to make fudge but then they told me about how their older brother’s girlfriend once made chocolate mousse in their blender and so we decided to go that route instead.
This is how I make meaningful moments of connection.
(Or maybe I’m just a little bit competitive and want them to like me the most.)
I had the bright idea to use the peppermint mocha creamer in the mousse on account of how it is almost Christmas and stuff so I googled around until I found this recipe for a mousse that used coffee creamer. I can’t invent recipes, y’all. I am just real appreciative of the people who do all the trial and error and then post their delicious recipes on the world wide web for me to use.
First I made some coffee because Jeanette’s kids all like a little bit of coffee with their creamer. Actually, so do I but they are teenagers so it’s probably more acceptable for them. Then I raided Jeanette’s craft room so I could take pretty pictures of my coffee.
It’s possible that Jeanette and I may or may not have spiked our drinks at this point but I will neither confirm nor deny such claims. This post does not count as evidence, mmkay?
Anyhow, here is what our peppermint mocha mousse looked like! I found these little dishes on clearance at Target (THREE DOLLARS, Y’ALL) and decided to put mousse in them because I don’t have any cute glasses that are meant for mousse. I mean, I just bought a rolling pin for the first time last year so…
Here is the recipe I used, omitting the food coloring and using chocolate pudding instead of vanilla. I added some peppermint garnish to the top. I did this very professionally by smashing up some peppermint sticks with the bottom of my coffee mug.
Nestle is featured in this month’s LiveSoFab magazine with ideas on how to jazz up your holiday coffee if you want more ideas on how to stretch your creamer (unless you’re like me and use copious amounts in your coffee.)
(P.S. I had to sort of search for the Peppermint Mocha creamer in the cold dairy case! If you’re looking for it, I found it tucked on the bottom behind the pumpkin spice creamer. You can see my trip to the store here.)