‘Tis the season to drink all the peppermint mochas. Make your own Peppermint Mocha at home with just a few ingredients. And you don’t have to change out of your pajamas.
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**Update: This post has been updated since its origina post date in 2016. The text and photos have been updated. The recipe was tweaked slightly to improve it.
Peppermint Mocha season is the best season, right? Well, salted caramel mocha season is pretty dang good too.
But when I’m drinking a peppermint mocha I feel all the holiday cheer and everything is right in the world.
The price tag at the coffee shop can rack up pretty quickly though if you are as addicted as I am so I decided to try my hand at an at home version to satisfy my craving.
After many trial runs, I found the perfect ratio of coffee to peppermint to chocolate. You taste all the ingredients but the end of the sip is so perfectly pepperminty.
Ingredients for Peppermint Mocha
How to Make a Peppermint Mocha at Home
First crush some candy canes and put them in the bottom of your favorite holiday mug. I crushed mine very finely so that they would melt easily into the hot coffee.
You can do this in a food processor (the easiest way) or place them in a ziplock bag and crush with something heavy like a rolling pin or meat mallet.
Add hot cocoa mix to the mug next. Now pour your hot coffee into your mug and stir until the crushed candy canes have dissolved.
Add a dash of peppermint mocha creamer for that creamy factor and top with whipped cream and more crushed candy canes.
If you want to get extra festive, hang a mini candy cane over the rim of the mug. Or add a fun peppermint stick.
More Festive Holiday Drinks:
- 3 Tbsp. crushed candy canes (about 5 mini candy canes)
- 1 1/4 cups hot coffee
- 2 Tbsp. chocolate milk powder or hot chocolate mix
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. peppermint mocha creamer
- Whipped cream, optional
- Pour 2 1/2 Tbsp. crushed candy canes into the bottom of your coffee mug. Pour the hot coffee over the candy canes and stir until dissolved. Stir in the chocolate milk powder and peppermint mocha creamer. Top with whipped cream and remaining crushed candy canes.