Easy Peppermint Mocha Recipe is a Copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha recipe made at home using cocoa powder, milk, peppermint extract and coffee. Learn to Make different version Vegan, Keto, Regular
This ‘Easy Peppermint Mocha Recipe’ is the reason behind me getting up earlier than usual every winter morning and devour a cup with the gorgeous morning views.
Nothing and let me repeat Nothing says winter like a Festive Drink and this Copycat Starbuck Peppermint Mocha will sweep you off the feat and into a delicious-warm fuzzy feeling that you’d never wanna leave 🙂
Also, if you see yourself standing in those long coffee/barista line for a hot cuppa, this recipe is your new game changer or money saver.
It’s easier than you think to make at home and I’m talking different version to suit most of your needs (Vegan, Keto, Regular, Extra Fluff).….we have them ALL !!!
Ingredients for Easy Peppermint Mocha Recipe
- Milk * – check notes below
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Strong Espresso ** check notes
- Peppermint Extract
- Sweetener of Choice
- Whipped Cream *** check notes
- Peppermint Bark – crushed
I told you it’s easy and most of these ingredients can be easily found in everyday kitchen.
I’m also discussing WHAT to Do if you Don’t have Peppermint Extract.
How to Make Easy Peppermint Mocha Recipe
We start by heating milk, cocoa powder in a saucepan.
Whisk till they are nicely mixed (no lumps) and bring it to a boil.
Turn off the heat and add espresso coffee, peppermint extract, sweetener.
Whisk everything and pour in 4 cups.
Top with whipped Cream and Sprinkle crushed peppermint bark (this adds soooo much flavor).
Serve immediately and enjoy hot.
This recipe is soooo easy and trust me like many of us, I used to line up for it in our favourite cafe.
Apart from lining up, I used to feel that pinch of paying upto 5 bucks per cup and that also 2-3 times a week. That’s when I decided to make my own version.
And to ,y surprise, it was super easy to make the Copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha or Peppermint Mocha Latte at home.
Different Version of Easy Peppermint Mocha Recipe
VEGAN Peppermint Mocha Recipe:
I love using ‘Unsweetened Almond Milk’ for the vegan version and top it with coconut whipped cream.
I sometimes use maple syrup to sweeten the coffee or you can use sweetened version of almond milk.
KETO Peppermint Mocha Recipe:
For this version, I use ‘Full Fat Milk’ and I use ‘Heavy Whipping Cream’ for the topping.
I usually whip the cream along with some monkfruit or stevia extract.
Also, for the keto version, I don’t add the peppermint bark on top.
What to do if you Don’t have Peppermint Extract?
Okay, I’ve been in this situation before and my easiest swap or trick is to use ‘Peppermint Bark’ !!!
Yes, you heard it right, simply make the recipe as detailed above and add ‘crushed peppermint bark’ instead of sweetener.
Whisk it thoroughly and you cannot find the difference!
Seriously, it’s that Easy Peasy and Economical too – Just grab some extra peppermint bark 😉
By now you would have already guessed that we seldom goto cafe to have this deliciousness and mostly enjoy it at home.
It’s a perfect drink on a cold winter day or just when you want to have a sip of a fun winter festive drink.
Infact, anyone who visits our place gets to try this Easy Peppermint Mocha Recipe and they love it in every sip.
Since I get asked so much about this secret recipe that I’m absolutely loving sharing it with you’ll and hope you make it ASAP…like you have to 😉
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- 3 Cups Milk * - check notes
- 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 Cup Strong Espresso ** check notes
- 1/2 Tsp Peppermint Extract
- 2 Tsp Sweetener of Choice
- Whipped Cream *** check notes
- 1 Peppermint Bark - crushed
- In a large saucepan, add milk and cocoa powder.
- Whisk the milk to dissolve cocoa powder completely.
- Now heat this mixture for 1-2 boil and turn off the heat. (takes about 1-2 minutes)
- Add strong espresso (or any other coffee you are using), peppermint extract and sweetener.
- Whisk to mix everything.
- Pour the peppermint mocha in 4 separate cups/glasses.
- Top with whipped cream and sprinkle crushed peppermint bark on top.
- Serve immediately and enjoy
Milk * - you can use plain or whole fat milk for regular/keto version. For Vegan, I prefer using unsweetened almond milk.
Strong Espresso ** - I love using a strong expresso, but you can use any plain coffee or even instant coffee like Nescafe.
Whipped Cream ** - I'm using regular whipped cream, but you can use coconut cream for vegan version.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 108mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g