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Homemade Starbucks Peppermint Mocha

4.75 from 86 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

4.75 from 86 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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Saki
Saki
2 years 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 🙂

Jason
Jason
10 months ago

1 tsp of peppermint extract is WAY TOO MUCH for one cup of coffee. Two or three drops will give a strong peppermint flavor. 1 tsp will burn your eyes just by smelling it.

Caroline C Yue
Caroline C Yue
2 years ago

Can I use chocolate chips?

Pavithra
Pavithra
3 years 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!!!!

Sinead Ann Raleigh
Sinead Ann Raleigh
9 months ago

Gemma what kind of coffee should I add in for my peppermint mocha or Pumpkin Spice latte. At Starbucks they tell me to use expresso, but I would like to know please what you use. Hope you are doing well. Happy New Yr.

Aheva White
Aheva White
1 year ago

I tried this and I tried it at starbucks I’m a lazy person but this recipe I will get up and make and time
I have tried it iced and with wasn’t great but is was good

Paul Spaulding
Paul Spaulding
2 years 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.

Amy
Amy
9 months ago

I tried this using cacao nibs and chips and found it needed sweetener, so I added honey.

Lauren
Lauren
10 months ago

This was good! At first when I took a taste, I didn’t completely love it, but the more I tasted it, and the more I think the flavors melded together, the more it really grew on me and I was nearly ready to go make another one afterwards (though I resisted the urge haha). I did use skim milk, so it definitely wasn’t as rich as if I’d used whole milk or a milk with more fat. Definitely satisfied that peppermint mocha craving, and at a fraction of the obscene price of a Starbucks peppermint mocha.

Last edited 10 months ago by Lauren
Sandy
Sandy
1 year 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…

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