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peppermint mocha

Homemade Peppermint Mocha (Starbucks Copycat Recipe)

  • Author: Laura Ligos, MBA, RD, CSSD
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 1 1x


This is for you coffee lovers that want a little something special this time of year. This Peppermint Mocha is so easy to make at home and saves you some $$$ which who can complain about that. 



1/4 cup strongly brewed coffee or espresso

1 cup milk

1 Tablespoon cocoa powder 

1 teaspoon sugar

23 drops peppermint extract

Optional Toppings: whipped cream, crushed candy canes, chocolate chips


Make coffee as you like and pour into your favorite mug. 

In a small saucepan, whisk together milk, cocoa powder, sugar and peppermint and heat on medium until warm, stirring frequently so that no film forms on top of it.

Froth the milk with a frother (or pour milk into a 2 cup mason jar, close tightly, wrap in a towel and shake aggressively for 30 seconds) and pour overtop of your coffee.

Top with whipped cream, crushed candy canes and chocolate chips as desired.