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Peppermint Mocha

Peppermint Mocha – Skip the lines at your coffee shop and create your own peppermint mocha 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 or our peppermint truffles!
The finished coffees in glass mugs garnished with whipped cream.

Peppermint Mocha

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup coffee or espresso
  • [1 tablespoon peppermint syrup or to taste (do not substitute extract)]
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Add the coffee, peppermint syrup, and vanilla. Whisk to combine, and remove from heat.
  • Pour into coffee mugs, and add your favorite garnishes. Serve hot.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 drink. Actual calories will vary. Calories listed do not include toppings.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

Nutrition

Serving: 8Ounces | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 88mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 49g

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