Peppermint Mocha Recipe – make your own at home using brewed coffee and save yourself lots of money!
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!
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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; 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.
daily coffee habit
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.
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 my Amazon affiliate link Peppermint Syrup.
Tip for making peppermint mochas at home
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.
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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!
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
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This is the kind of comforting hot drink I love when it’s chilly outside. The coffee maker looks fabulous and it look nice and compact for those of us with small kitchens.
Perfect drink for a cold evening! Gotta love it and it’s super pretty looking!!
Yummy and warming! I just would loooooove it!
I could use one of these right about now!!
This mocha sounds so good! Chocolate and peppermint is one of the best combinations. And now I get it in a caffeine hit too? Yes please!
Looks super rich. Perfect for the season.
Yum! This looks delicious especially perfect for the holiday season!
Love the idea of making it a peppermint mocha rather than hot chocolate, I love my caffeine! Your tartan looks lovely too by the way!
What a wonderfully warm and comforting way to relax. The peppermint mocha and a good book! The coffee maker is really nice looking too!
The coffee & tea maker from Capresso sounds great – and it looks really stylish too! Love the Peppermint Mocha – there’s nothing like a warming treat like this on a cold day.
Perfect for the holidays! Lovely addition with mint.
This looks perfect for the holiday season.. I am definitely going to try this.
This mocha sounds amazing! I love the combination of peppermint and cocoa powder!