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Homemade Starbucks Peppermint Mocha

4.68 from 25 votes
Learn how to make a homemade Starbucks Peppermint Mocha so you can enjoy your favorite coffee drink at home anytime you want this holiday season!
Starbucks Peppermint Mocha - Now you know how to make it at home, saving you time, money and no doubt calories too.

Hi Bold Bakers!

The Holidays are a time for feasting, sharing and indulgence. It’s a time for eating, drinking and being merry. Nothing warms the soul more than warm drinks on a cold Fall night. I have to admit that I am one of those people that loves to see those red cups come out, even if it is November.

Starbucks embraces the season and goes all out with their signature Fall drinks such as Pumpkin Spice LatteSalted Caramel Hot Chocolate and of course the delicious Peppermint Mocha. If you’re gonna do it, do it right that’s what I say.

I’m all for “teaching a person to fish” and that’s why I’m sharing these recipes with you. Once you know how to make your own you won’t want to go back to the original. The beauty is these are made with good quality ingredients rather than “one pump of peppermint flavor.” You can make them equally as delicious as one you could buy but make it at home instead.

Chocolate loves to be paired with certain ingredients that really makes its flavor pop. Coffee and peppermint happen to be some of those flavors. Pairing these ingredients together means that they bring out the flavors in each other, only making the Mocha more flavorful. I can see why this is one of the most popular Starbucks drinks for the Holidays.

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These recipes multiply really well so if you are having friends over make up a big pot and serve it hot with whipped cream on top. These drinks are so satisfying and decadent, they would almost replace dessert.  Only joking, nothing replaces dessert!

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Want even MORE Starbucks drinks? Check out my recipe for Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate and Pumpkin Spice Latte.

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Peppermint Mocha Recipe

4.68 from 25 votes
Learn how to make a homemade Starbucks Peppermint Mocha so you can enjoy your favorite coffee drink at home anytime you want this holiday season!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 mug
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Learn how to make a homemade Starbucks Peppermint Mocha so you can enjoy your favorite coffee drink at home anytime you want this holiday season!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 mug

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (4oz / 115g) milk
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) coffee
  • 1 oz (30g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoons peppermint extract

Instructions

  • In a saucepan add in all of your ingredients except the peppermint.
  • Stir and bring the ingredients to a simmer. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Take the saucepan off the heat, add the peppermint, pour into your mug.
  • Decorate with freshly whipped cream and a sprinkles over some crushed candy canes. Enjoy!

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Sandy
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Sandy
4 days ago

I am wondering if anyone whipped up a large batch to put in the fridge for later use for iced coffee? I am just concerned it may alter the taste or ingredients…

Saki
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Saki
9 months ago

In order to not dirty a sauce pan, I put the one ounce of chocolate in the coffee mug, then turned on my Keurig to let the chocolate melt while the coffee poured into it. Then to make sure adding cold milk wouldn’t effect it, I heated that up in the microwave and added it to the mixture. Worked pretty well 🙂

Caroline C Yue
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Caroline C Yue
10 months ago

Can I use chocolate chips?

Monica
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Monica
11 months ago

I love this recipe! I have tried making other coffee drinks from recipes found elsewhere online and haven’t found any of them to be very good. This recipe is an exception! It is sooo EASY and VERY tasty! I have made it multiple times in the last two weeks and have been telling others to try it.

It is better than the Starbucks version!

Thanks for the recipe!!!! 🙂

Paul Spaulding
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Paul Spaulding
1 year ago

When do you put in the peppermint? The first instructions says to heat up everything in pot except peppermint. Then there is no mention of adding peppermint.

Carolyn hurst
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1 year ago

Can’t wait to try!

Pavithra
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Pavithra
1 year ago

Hey, I just wanted to say that me and my friends were making a bunch of hot chocolate recipes and this one was the best! I absolutely loved it. I love your videos and recipes so much!!!!

Member
2 years ago

Love love love your website. thank you so much for all the receipes.

Member
2 years ago

wouldn’t I be able to taste the coffee if it’s more than the milk? I think it’s a bit too strong

Maya
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Maya
2 years ago

Hi Gemma, this recipe is amazing but here in Switzerland i can’t find the peppermint extract. 🙁 Can I use the fresh mint ( blended)?
Thank you ?

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