Peppermint Mocha Recipe
The folks at Capresso sent me this Triple Brew Coffee & Tea Maker. I was given this coffee maker to review, however, my opinions are my own. Along with the coffee maker, I thought I’d share how to make your own Peppermint Mocha at home. It’s super easy to make your own, and what better way to drink coffee than a peppermint mocha!
Back when I bought coffee out at one of those expensive coffee stores every day, the peppermint mocha was my drink of choice. I ordered them year-round. I drank them a couple times a day. I drank them iced (usually), though sometimes hot.
It’s funny too, when I went to the coffee store for my coffee fix, I was called a coffee snob more than once. Which, at the time, couldn’t have been further from the truth. I didn’t really care what the coffee itself tasted like. I would drink just about any coffee. But now that I brew my own coffee at home, I’m actually very picky about my coffee. I like my coffee strong but not bitter. I like my coffee full flavored and smooth. And, I’d be ok with it now if someone called me a coffee snob.
So, being that I don’t want to go out to get coffee I had to figure out the best way to make a peppermint mocha at home. Not that I drink them every day anymore. My daily coffee of choice is black coffee now. But, every so often I really like the festive fun of having a peppermint mocha. This is the easiest and best way to make a peppermint mocha that I’ve found.
And, the best way to start your peppermint mocha is with a good brewed cup of coffee. This Triple Brew Coffee & Tea Maker from Capresso is a great machine! The coffee is smooth and luscious, almost like you made espresso for yourself. It isn’t bitter. And, it brews very quickly, in just about 6 minutes.
This Coffee maker also makes tea, and if you aren’t quite the coffee addict that I am, you can make a small or large single cup. But, I love the carafe that it makes because I can have multiple cups of coffee!
I also love that you don’t need a paper filter for this machine. The coffee goes right in a reusable washable filter. And, of course, there’s no environmental impact from wasteful pods or capsules.
Once you have your yummy brewed coffee, you are most of the way to the peppermint mocha. Pick up a bottle of peppermint syrup, you can get it here from Amazon Peppermint Syrup.
And, the biggest tip I can give you for making this is that you want to make the peppermint mocha paste first by mixing the cocoa powder and the syrup together before you add any of the other liquid. Cocoa powder is really hard to mix into liquids; it just tends to lump on the top. So, by mixing them together first you get a smooth peppermint mocha.
Peppermint Mocha Recipe
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons peppermint syrup
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup strong brewed coffee
- Place cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon peppermint syrup in the bottom of a large mug or mixing cup, and stir together to make a paste like mud. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon peppermint syrup and mix in well. Add in the milk and stir well.
- If you’d like your drink hot, microwave milk mixture on high 30-60 seconds, or until hot. Pour in coffee, and stir to combine.
- If you’d like your drink iced, do not microwave the milk, simply stir cold milk and coffee into the syrup, and pour over ice.
- Top with whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!