Peppermint mocha is a seasonal favorite that combines the flavors of peppermint and chocolate in a creamy, coffee-based drink. Whether you’re sipping it at your favorite coffee shop or making it at home, a peppermint mocha is the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day.
To make a peppermint mocha at home, you’ll need a few simple ingredients: coffee, cocoa powder, peppermint extract, and milk. You can also add whipped cream, candy cane and chocolate shavings on top for an extra special touch.
To start, brew your coffee as you normally would. While the coffee is brewing, heat up the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once the milk is hot, add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder and a teaspoon of peppermint extract. Stir until the chocolate and peppermint are fully incorporated into the milk.
Next, pour the coffee into the chocolate peppermint milk mixture. Stir until everything is well combined. Serve in a crunchy Cupffee. If you like your mocha extra creamy, you can add a dollop of whipped cream on top. Finish it off with a candy cane for a little extra indulgence.
If you’re not a coffee drinker, you can also make a peppermint mocha using hot chocolate mix instead. Simply prepare the hot chocolate mix according to the package instructions and add a teaspoon of peppermint extract to the mix.
Peppermint mochas are a popular holiday drink, but they’re delicious any time of year. So next time you’re in the mood for a warm, comforting drink, give a peppermint mocha a try. You won’t be disappointed!