It’s that time of year again where Peppermint Mochas are in season! And although going to a local coffee shop is fun, you can make your own Homemade Peppermint Mocha at home.
This can be dangerous though…because if you’re like me and love anything chocolate, you end up making chocolate things all the time. And then eating all of them. But chocolate is good for you, right? Packed with antioxidants?
I think so. So, I’m just going to keep eating it.
Now, this recipe isn’t dairy free…or really all that health conscious because let’s be real…sometimes you gotta just live a little, you know? It’s totally worth every delicious sip!
This Homemade Peppermint Mocha is similar to my Hot Cocoa recipe. It’s super easy to make and absolutely delicious to drink. Perfect holiday beverage to warm you up!
It’s made with cocoa powder, strong coffee (made with a good quality brand), heavy cream, milk, sugar, peppermint extract, and a dash of salt. It’s important to use both a good tasting cocoa powder and good quality coffee because it affects the flavor. I personally love the Trader Joe’s brand of cocoa powder. It’s very flavorful and not expensive. One of my favorite coffee brands is Counter Culture. I tend to get their medium to dark roasts but any coffee brand you like will work perfect. Just be sure to brew it strong. Follow the directions on your bag of coffee and maybe add just a tad more coffee when brewing. I used a Pour Over when making coffee for this and it turned out lovely!
You can make this Peppermint Mocha a medium pot on your stove. Heat to medium heat and add cocoa powder, sugar, salt, milk, and heavy cream. Heat to a low simmer but do not boil. The cocoa powder and sugar should dissolve in the cream and milk. Then add in coffee. Remove from heat and stir in peppermint extract. Add more or less extract depending on how much you love peppermint.
Now you have your very own Homemade Peppermint Mocha that you didn’t have to go out to order. Serve this warming goodness in your favorite mugs! Cheers!
Hope you love this as much as we did!
- 4 Tbsp cocoa powder
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1½ cup milk* (any kind is good)
- ⅔ cup heavy cream
- 1 dash salt
- 1 cup strong coffee
- ½ tsp peppermint extract**
- Heat a medium sauce pan to medium/medium high heat.
- Add in cocoa powder, sugar, milk, heavy cream, and salt. Stir together.
- Allow the mixture to heat but NOT boil. This should take about 5-7 minutes. It should not bubble but a slight simmer is okay. Cocoa powder, sugar and salt should be dissolved in this time.
- Pour in coffee and remove from heat.
- Stir in peppermint extract.
- Pour into your favorite coffee mugs and enjoy as is or top with whipped cream!
**Depending on how much you like peppermint, you may want to start off adding a ¼ tsp of peppermint extract and tasting to see if that suits your taste buds. If you desire more peppermint flavor, then simply add the amount noted.