HOT PEPPERMINT MOCHA SHOTS

Ingredients:
1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup Peppermint Mocha Flavor NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Liquid Coffee Creamer
1/2 cup (3 ounces) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Morsels
Whipped cream (optional)
Instructions:

CUT vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Using back of knife, scrape along inside of vanilla bean to collect seeds.

HEAT water to boiling in small, heavy-duty saucepan. Add seeds from vanilla bean or vanilla extract; heat for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium. Add Coffee-mate and morsels; whisk until smooth, slightly thickened and hot.

DIVIDE mixture between 6 small coffee cups or tall shot glasses; top with dollop of whipped cream. Serve immediately.