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Salted Caramel Chocolate Latte & Peppermint Hot Chocolate {Mr. Coffee Latte}

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am addicted to coffee. I like to say I “like” it instead of I “need” it, but who am I kidding?

Even my daughter knows not to ask me questions in the morning until I’ve had my first sip. When our power goes out (which seems to be an absurd amount), no matter what time of day it happens, I tell my husband “You’ll stop at Starbucks for me tomorrow morning, right???”

So, yeah. Addicted with a capital I can’t live without it.

After my workouts in the morning, I often stop and get a latte for my mid-morning jolt. There is something to be said about sitting down to work with a hot coffee or latte drink. It’s comforting, especially during these cold and wet winter days. But those lattes are expensive! At $3.50 a pop, my morning habit is breaking the bank. So, I could stop buying lattes and force myself into a caffeine-deprived madness, or I could do the next best thing and get a Mr. Coffee Latte.

The Mr. Coffee Latte is the newest toy from your favorite coffee maker. It makes lattes for you – at home! You add some coffee and water into the top like a normal coffee maker, and you add your ingredients (milk and flavorings) into the pot. Turn it on and it brews the coffee and froths and warms the milk in just a few minutes. All in the comfort of your kitchen! You can make yourself a latte in your pajamas, with crazy sleepy hair, for pennies.

And it’s SO easy. The Mr. Coffee Latte makes 1 or 2 lattes per brew. The pot and the water tank are clearly marked, as to how much water and milk to add – no measuring needed. You simple pour in your ingredients, press start, and walk away.

It’s almost too easy. Believe me. I’ve had a latte every single day since I got my Mr. Coffee Latte. I’ve had to buy almond milk just to cut down on the calories. And the variations are endless!

I’ve known I wanted to recreate the popular Salted Caramel drink for some time. Ever since Jocelyn got me addicted introduced me to them, I’ve been itching to try it at home. And it’s SO easy! And gooooood. All you do is add some salted caramel sauce to your Mr. Coffee Latte pot, along with some chocolate sauce and vanilla syrup, and you have your favorite coffeehouse drink, recreated at home!

I love the skinny drinks you can buy these days – it makes me feel like I’m having a treat…even when I’m being good. The recipe for the Skinny Chocolate Latte that came with my Mr. Coffee Latte tasted so good – and (kind of) guilt free.

You know the best part of the Mr. Coffee Latte? You don’t have to brew coffee with it. There is a setting to froth the milk only – no brew. I always have leftover coffee in my pot that’s not quite a full cup. So it’s a perfect way to use that leftover coffee – I froth up my milk ingredients and then just add my coffee to my cup. Or, if you aren’t a coffee drinker, or your kid is sad you’re not stopping for a hot chocolate anymore…you can make your own coffeehouse frothy hot chocolate at home!

I added a little peppermint extract to make a peppermint hot chocolate, perfect for the holidays! And marshmallows, of course. You don’t get those at the coffeehouse! Jordan loved it, and so did I.

This seriously is my new favorite kitchen toy. And I know it will be yours too! Do you know someone who would love the Mr. Coffee Latte? Are you hoping that Santa will bring you one? Well, I’ve got a great deal for you! Mr. Coffee Latte is offering Crazy for Crust readers a discount on the machine that is going to bring back the brew-at-home movement. You can get $10 off and free shipping on your purchase of the Mr. Coffee Latte at mrcoffeelatte.com by using the code MLAT10A.

Enjoy!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Latte

Salted Caramel Chocolate Latte

Ingredients

    Coffee & Water in Brewer
  • 3 tablespoons coffee on top
  • 4 ounces water
  • Ingredients in the Pitcher
  • 6.5 ounces nonfat milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar-free vanilla coffee syrup (ex: Torani brand)
  • 2 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 1 tablespoon salted caramel ice cream topping (plus more to drizzle on the top)
  • 1/2 tablespoon caramel coffee syrup, optional (ex: Torani brand)

Instructions

  1. If you do not have Torani syrup, you can add 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract after the cycle has ended.
  2. If you do not have a Mr. Coffee Latte, you can heat the Pitcher ingredients in a small saucepan until just before boiling, and then froth in the blender before adding to prepared coffee.
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Skinny Chocolate Latte

Ingredients

    Coffee & Water in Brewer
  • 3 tablespoons coffee on top
  • 4 ounces water
  • Ingredients in the Pitcher
  • 6.5 ounces nonfat milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free vanilla syrup (ex: Torani brand)
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup

Instructions

  1. If you do not have Torani syrup, you can add 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract after the cycle has ended.
  2. If you do not have a Mr. Coffee Latte, you can heat the Pitcher ingredients in a small saucepan until just before boiling, and then froth in the blender before adding to prepared coffee.
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Frothy Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Frothy Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

    Coffee & Water in Brewer
  • No coffee or water in brewer.
  • Ingredients in the Pitcher
  • 6.5 ounces milk
  • 4 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • A few drops of peppermint extract, added after cycle is complete

Instructions

  1. If you do not have a Mr. Coffee Latte, you can heat the Pitcher ingredients in a small saucepan until just before boiling, and then froth in the blender before adding to prepared coffee.
  2. Be sure to add the peppermint extract only after you remove the milk from heat.
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Like coffee or homemade hot chocolate? You might also like:

Cake Batter Coffee Creamer (I’m sooooo trying this with extracts and my Mr. Coffee Latte!)

Triple Mocha Donuts

Hot Cocoa Mix by Something Swanky

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Latte by Inside BruCrew Life

 

Mr. Coffee Latte sent me a free coffee maker and gift pack to try for no charge to me. All opinions are 100% my own.

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36 Responses to “Salted Caramel Chocolate Latte & Peppermint Hot Chocolate {Mr. Coffee Latte}”

  1. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on December 4, 2012 at 5:24 pm (#)

    I seriously need one of these in my life. NEED, not want :)

    Reply

  2. Rachel @ Simple Girl posted on December 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm (#)

    Hi Dorothy! I see you have your “History of Pi” Book in the kitchen right where it should be! :-)

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    • crazyforcrust replied on December 5th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      LOL! I thought people might get a kick out of that. :)

      Reply

  3. Susan posted on December 4, 2012 at 6:08 pm (#)

    I’m not a coffee drinker…I know I live in Seattle, but what can I say:-D I do like the looks of that peppermilk hot cocoa and with the rain tonight, that looks mighty good! Cheers, XOXO

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  4. jackie posted on December 4, 2012 at 6:09 pm (#)

    Im on my way for a latte!

    Reply

  5. Kaylee @ Couponing & Cooking posted on December 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm (#)

    I don’t drink coffee but I do love salted caramel or peppermint anything. Love that you can use this for hot chocolate type drinks too! I have a feeling my hubby would LOVE this!

    Reply

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 5th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      My daughter loves that I can make her frothy hot chocolate! I love the price tag!

      Reply

  6. Mackenzie posted on December 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm (#)

    I’ve never heard of this product! Thanks for a heads up; I’ll be sure to check them out! Your recipes sound fantastic… yum! :)
    Mackenzie

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  7. Kristin posted on December 4, 2012 at 8:03 pm (#)

    So what do I have to do to get them to send ME one of those nifty machines??
    That latte looks heavenly.

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    • crazyforcrust replied on December 5th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      I still don’t know how I got one! :) Thanks Kristin!

      Reply

  8. Back For Seconds posted on December 4, 2012 at 9:05 pm (#)

    Your pictures have me desperately wanting a latte…or a pep mocha!

    Reply

  9. Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more posted on December 5, 2012 at 5:57 am (#)

    wow now that is a coffee maker I need!!!!!

    Reply

  10. Kendra posted on December 5, 2012 at 6:49 am (#)

    Your peppermint hot chocolate looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe. I would love it if you would share this on my very first Whisk Away Wednesday Linky Party today, at http://www.kreativecreationz.com. I can’t wait to see you there!

    Reply

  11. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on December 5, 2012 at 6:57 am (#)

    Holy moly. Lattes at home? I’m afraid with a machine like this I would easily stay at home and drink lattes all day–hello, that salted caramel one looks fantastical. I’m so jelly of your machine! Now instead of going on Starbucks runs, I hope you don’t mind me coming to your house haha.

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    • crazyforcrust replied on December 5th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      You’re welcome anytime. Lattes with two are better than 1!

      Reply

  12. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on December 5, 2012 at 7:26 am (#)

    These drinks look wonderful! I can see why you have one every day! :)

    Reply

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  14. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on December 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm (#)

    Yeah, my husband knows not to talk to me until I’ve had a cup (more?) of coffee. This Mr. Coffee looks like a dangerous necessity…might have to add it to my Christmas list. :-) I love all of the drinks you made with this – especially that salted caramel chocolate latte.

    Reply

    • crazyforcrust replied on December 5th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      Thanks Ashley! It’s so good. :)

      Reply

  15. Christina @ Oven Adventures posted on December 5, 2012 at 3:14 pm (#)

    man we totally need to be neighbours. I am a coffee freak. it’s a little weird. I am so addicted to the peppermint mochas at Starbucks but have had to cut way back b/c they are like $5 each which is totally excessive but I can’t help it.

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  16. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on December 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm (#)

    I happen to have a hot pepperminty recipe coming up -tomorrow! Love all the delish looking drinks you made. I could go to town on them all!

    Reply

  17. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} posted on December 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm (#)

    Wow Dorothy, looks like you’ve been busy with your newest toy. ;) I can so relate to the morning need for coffee. I’m the same but the only problem for me is, I dislike any type of coffee. No amount of caramel would make me like it but hey, that’s just me.

    But the giant man-baby, he’s a different story. He loves coffee and often smells like a old school teacher in the morning (remember that old teacher coffee smell?) I’m going to have to bookmark this for later use [read: surprises] when I get a coffee maker and treat him to all of these. He’ll love me forever!

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  18. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on December 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm (#)

    What an absolutely fun new toy to play with!! I need one of those in my life like now!! I drink way too many of those coffee shop drinks and my wallet is hurting! In the long run it will save me money so I think my hubby would be all for it:-) Love all the fun drinks you have created for it too. And thanks for the shoutout:-) of course now I really want one and it is too close to bedtime!!!

    Reply

  19. Shiloh Barkley posted on December 5, 2012 at 8:06 pm (#)

    I’m to divorce the Keurig. We’re just not compatible anymore.

    Reply

  20. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen posted on December 6, 2012 at 8:38 am (#)

    I think this would make a great present for my parents for Christmas! That coupon and free shipping will certainly help! Thanks for sharing this! Oh and that snowman mug is adorable!

    Reply

  21. Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate posted on December 6, 2012 at 1:18 pm (#)

    I’m obsessed with those Torani syrups. World Market had a flash sale this week- 3.99 for the huge bottles, so I spent over 20$ in flavoring syrups and about 2 hours browsing recipes for them. ;)

    Reply

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