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Homemade Peppermint Mocha Latte

Peppermint Mocha Latte

Being a coffee lover, it doesn’t get any better than a cup of homemade Peppermint Mocha Latte. For the first time, I end up drinking it when studying in college, and with the first sip, I got hooked.

Since then Peppermint Mocha Latte became my favorite treat to order at Starbucks or buy from Dunkin’ Donuts. It’s also a really nice and simple drink to make at home.

The drink is not only delicious but also looks great with its bright reddish color and the whipped cream on top.

What is Peppermint Mocha Latte?

The Peppermint Mocha Latte is very popular in the United States and Canada. Being the highlight of Starbucks’ seasonal holiday menu launched every November, this drink will not disappoint you.

It is an espresso-based drink that is a combination of peppermint, chocolate, and brewed espresso.

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Smells like peppermint, this drink is sweeter and more refreshing than the original mocha latte because of the added molten chocolate and peppermint extract.

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How Does Peppermint Mocha Latte Taste?

Peppermint provides its signature menthol-like nuance while the chocolate maintains the sweet taste and density of the drink. The espresso content is there to satisfy your craving for caffeine with a strong and intense latte taste.

Peppermint Mocha Latte is a perfect drink that will keep you awake while working on your side hustle or completing any other tasks at night.

Make Peppermint Mocha Latte at Home (Step-By-Step)

This recipe will tell you how to make Homemade Peppermint Mocha Latte by using peppermint syrup, and a drizzle of satisfying chocolate.

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Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Brewed Espresso (or 1/4 cup of brewed coffee)
  • 2½ tbsp Cocoa Powder Unsweetened
  • 1½ cups Milk of Your Choice (or Almond Milk)
  • 1 tbsp Peppermint Syrup
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Crushed Peppermint Candy
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Chips

Equipment Needed

  • A Saucepan
  • Coffee Mug
  • Mason Jar Or Glass Jar

Instructions

  1. To begin, combine some unsweetened cocoa powder and any milk of your choosing in a small saucepan and heat it.
  2. Stir the mixture until cocoa powder dissolves well then remove from heat.
  3. After that, add the peppermint syrup and brewed espresso to the saucepan.
  4. Pour the drink and chocolate syrup into a Mason Jar and shake well.
  5. Next, steam the remainder of the milk until it becomes frothy (you can do this with a microwave, on a stove-top, or by using a milk frother).
  6. Add the espresso mixture and then the frothed milk into a coffee mug.
  7. Lastly, top off the drink with whipped cream, some crushed peppermint candy, and chocolate chips.

Get ready to feast your espresso craving with this Homemade Peppermint Mocha Latte.

How to Make Homemade Peppermint Syrup?

If you can’t access store-bought peppermint syrup, you may use peppermint oil or extract, but the tastes won’t be as good as the Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Latte if you want to make a copycat.

So, here is a simple recipe to make Peppermint Syrup at home.

  1. Take a small saucepan and put over medium heat.

  2. Now add 1½ cups of water, bring it to a low boil

  3. Add 1½ cups of sugar and stir.

  4. Lastly, add peppermint leaves or mint extract, and allow it to steep for 10 minutes at low heat.

  5. Remove the leaves and store Peppermint Syrup in a closed Jar in a refrigerator.

Questions People Ask

How to Store Peppermint Syrup for Peppermint Mocha Latte?

I like to store my Peppermint Syrup in a container that has a tight-fitting lid. This way, I avoid the risk of the syrup spilling and getting on other things in my fridge.

Can I preserve Peppermint Syrup for later use?

The best way to preserve your Peppermint Syrup is to keep it in the refrigerator. It will last about 3 months if you do this. The freezer is another option, but it will only last about 1 month there.

Is there a Vegan recipe for Peppermint Mocha Latte?

Making a vegan-friendly Peppermint Mocha Latte is quite simple and easy. We recommend using dairy-free milk substitutes such as almond milk or coconut milk. For topping change ordinary chocolate chips with Dairy-free chocolate chips and use coconut milk whipped cream.

Can I make a latte without espresso?

Latte without espresso may sound a little vague. However, you can make different types of latte drinks without espresso. A common substitute is a strong coffee, but it does not taste the same. We suggest using affordable and easy-to-use options like Moka pot or Aeropress to make espresso and maintain the taste instead of using regular strong coffee.

Peppermint Mocha Latte Recipe: Conclusion

Warm coffee, creamy milk infused with peppermint, chocolate, then espresso, top it off with whipped cream, how can someone not like that.

This Peppermint Mocha Latte recipe tastes similar to what you will get at Starbucks. It has a balanced flavor that is not too sweet or bitter.

The peppermint in the drink will provide a minty burst in your mouth with the first sip. Peppermint Mocha Latte is one of the best drinks to try this winter. It will definitely keep you warm in the cold weather and give you a much-needed pick-me-up during the holiday season.

Peppermint Mocha Latte

Nothing gets better than combining peppermint syrup with chocolate and coffee. This Homemade Peppermint Mocha Latte recipe will make you come again and again.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: coffee drink, copycat starbucks latte, copycat starbucks recipe, holiday drink recipe, homemade latte, homemade mocha, latte recipe, mocha recipe, peppermint mocha
Servings: 1
Calories: 396kcal

Equipment

  • A saucepan
  • Coffee mug
  • Mason Jar Or Glass Jar

Ingredients

  • ½ cup brewed espresso  (or 1/4 cup of brewed strong coffee)
  • tbsp Cocoa Powder Unsweetened
  • cup Milk of Your Choice (or Almond Milk)
  • 1 tbsp Peppermint Syrup
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Crushed Peppermint Candy
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • To begin, combine some unsweetened cocoa powder and any milk of your choosing in a small saucepan and heat it.
  • Stir the mixture until cocoa powder dissolves well then remove from the heat.
  • After that, add peppermint syrup and brewed espresso to the saucepan.
  • Pour the drink and chocolate syrup into a Mason Jar and shake well.
  • Next, steam the remainder of the milk until it becomes frothy.
  • Add the espresso mixture and then the frothed milk into a coffee mug.
  • Lastly, top off the drink with whipped cream, some crushed peppermint candy, and chocolate chips.

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A blogger and coffee Nomad, who loves to explore new coffee recipes and enjoy content writing. I like to share my experience and what I have learned through my blogs, social media, and forums.

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