Peppermint Mocha

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Experience the festive flavors of the holiday season with a delicious Peppermint Mocha.

This beloved coffee beverage combines the rich taste of chocolate with the refreshing essence of peppermint, creating a delightful treat that’s perfect for sipping on chilly winter days.

Whether you’re cozying up by the fire or hosting a holiday gathering, this homemade Peppermint Mocha is sure to spread warmth and cheer with every sip.

With simple ingredients and easy preparation, you can enjoy the indulgent flavors of this classic drink right in the comfort of your own home.


  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons peppermint syrup
  • 8 oz steamed milk
  • Whipped cream, for garnish
  • Crushed candy canes, for topping (optional)


  • Espresso machine or stovetop espresso maker
  • Milk frother or steam wand
  • Coffee mug
  • Spoon for stirring


Brew Espresso: Start by brewing a shot of espresso using an espresso machine or stovetop espresso maker.

Mix Cocoa Powder and Peppermint Syrup: In a coffee mug, stir together the cocoa powder and peppermint syrup until well combined.

Add Espresso: Pour the freshly brewed espresso into the mug with the cocoa powder and peppermint syrup. Stir until the mixture is smooth.

Steam Milk: Steam the milk using a milk frother or steam wand until it reaches your desired temperature and texture.

Combine Ingredients: Pour the steamed milk over the espresso mixture in the mug, stirring gently to incorporate.

Garnish and Serve: Top the Peppermint Mocha with whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed candy canes for an extra festive touch. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Per Serving (12 oz):

  • Calories: 200
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 120mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 30g
  • Sugars: 25g
  • Protein: 5g


1. Can I use chocolate syrup instead of cocoa powder?

Yes, you can substitute chocolate syrup for cocoa powder if desired. Adjust the amount according to your taste preferences.

2. Can I make this drink dairy-free?

Absolutely! You can use non-dairy milk such as almond, soy, or oat milk to make a dairy-free version of Peppermint Mocha.

3. Can I use a different flavor of syrup?

While peppermint syrup is traditional, you can experiment with different flavors such as vanilla, caramel, or hazelnut to create your own unique twist on the Peppermint Mocha.

4. Can I make a cold version of Peppermint Mocha?

Yes, simply prepare the espresso and milk as directed, then pour over ice instead of steaming the milk. Add a few ice cubes to chill the drink before serving.

5. Can I make a larger batch of Peppermint Mocha for a crowd?

Yes, you can easily double or triple the recipe to make enough Peppermint Mocha for a group. Adjust the quantities of ingredients accordingly and prepare in a larger pot or pitcher.

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