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Peppermint Mocha Coffee

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Skip the lines at your coffee shop and create your own peppermint mocha coffee at home. You only need six ingredients to make this tasty breakfast treat!

There’s no denying it’s coffee season. Well, technically it’s coffee season year round, but you know what I’m mean.

The holidays inspire lots of companies to create festive beverages for everyone to enjoy. For example, last Winter we shared a hazelnut coffee.

So, in keeping with that trend, Kim and I are sharing our peppermint mocha recipe.

As the name implies, coffee infused with peppermint and vanilla, and sweetened with milk and sugar. Let’s get started!

Two glasses of peppermint mocha topped with homemade whipped cream.

How to make a peppermint mocha:

First, start by brewing your coffee. You’re going to need 8 ounces of fresh brewed coffee for this latte.

Milk, cocoa powder and other ingredients in a medium saucepan.

Next, grab a medium saucepan and place it over low-medium heat. Combine the milk, cocoa powder, and sugar in the pan.

Use your whisk to dissolve the sugar as it heats. Then, once it starts to steam, whisk in the coffee, peppermint syrup, and vanilla extract.

Coffee and peppermint combined with the ingredients in the saucepan.

Last, remove the peppermint mocha coffee from the heat and carefully transfer it to mugs for serving.

That’s it, the recipe is done! Listed below are some optional garnishes or toppings and a few helpful tips.

Kim and I hope you enjoy the drink and wish you all the best 🙂

Optional Toppings for Coffee:

  • Whipped Topping
  • Crushed Peppermint
  • Chocolate Shavings
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Candy Cane
  • Peppermint Stick
The finished coffees in glass mugs garnished with whipped cream.

Recipe Tips:

  • The peppermint syrup is NOT peppermint extract. It’s similar to Monin or Torani brand syrup.
  • Peppermint or mint extract(s) may be used in place of the peppermint syrup. Start with ⅛ teaspoon and add more from there if needed.
  • Looking for another festive garnishment? Serve this coffee with chocolate dipped peppermint spoons!
The finished coffees in glass mugs garnished with whipped cream.

Peppermint Mocha Coffee

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Skip the lines at your coffee shop and create your own peppermint mocha coffee at home. You only need six ingredients to make this tasty breakfast treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Milk, (we used whole)
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder, (unsweetened)
  • 1 Cup Coffee, (strong or use espresso)
  • 1 Tablespoon Peppermint Syrup, (not extract! we used Torani brand to taste)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk, sugar, and cocoa powder over low-medium heat until it begins to steam and sugar has dissolved. Don’t let it begin to boil.
  2. Add the coffee, peppermint syrup, and vanilla. Whisk to combine, and remove from heat.
  3. Pour into coffee mugs, and add your favorite garnishes. Serve hot.

Notes

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of one (1) cup of the peppermint mocha. Additionally, the calorie count does NOT include the whipped topping and ground peppermint seen in the photos as garnishes. Actual calories will vary.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 8 Ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 3gSugar: 36gProtein: 6g

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