Peppermint Mocha Latte

If you are like me, Starbucks Peppermint Mocha over the holiday season is my favorite.  However, it can get expensive.  Why not make at home and maybe save a few dollars.  This is a great holiday decorating drink!

Active time 8 mins

Total time 8 mins

Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: about 1/3 cup)
  • 2 cups strong brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk, divided
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ounce 60% bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 drops peppermint oil
  • Crushed peppermint sticks (optional)

How to Make:

  1. Combine coffee and 1/4 cup milk in a small saucepan over low heat. Add sugar, cocoa, and chocolate to pan; cook over low heat 4 minutes or until chocolate melts, stirring frequently. (Do not simmer.) Stir in peppermint oil. Divide hot coffee mixture among 6 small coffee cups.
  2. Place remaining 1/4 cup milk in a microwave-safe 1-cup container with a lid. Shake vigorously for 1 minute or until milk is frothy and doubled in volume. Remove lid; microwave milk at HIGH for 30 seconds. Top each coffee cup with a dollop of milk froth. Divide any remaining hot milk evenly among cups. Garnish each cup with crushed peppermint, if desired.



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