How to make a Peppermint Mocha Latte

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I love having a peppermint drink to sip on while I sit in the ambiance of my Christmas lights, decor and fire.  It just puts me in the holiday spirit!  I show you just how easy it is to enjoy your homemade Starbucks Peppermint Mocha!

I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it.  I freakin’ love me some coffee!  You also can’t beat some good coffee shop auromic coffee and all of their incredible creations.  However, the gourmet drinks can add up in money plus the calories.  So, why not make learn how to make a healthy Starbucks Peppermint Mocha at home!  You can enjoy this gourmet drink on any budget and about any lifestyle or diet!  Get the easy and quick recipe below.

Making a delicious and rich tasting drink doesn’t have to take crazy ingredients, time and money.  I’m all about simplicity in life to enjoy the more important things.  I wanted to make a drink that was healthier version of the rich and decadent peppermint mocha you’d find at your coffee shop.  I also wanted to keep it simple with ingredients you would most likely have on hand during the holiday season.  If you don’t have peppermint on hand, it’s worth it to have and will last!  Little life hack, build up your spice cabinet.  The shelf life is great on spices, extract and most oils.

Homemade Peppermint Mocha Latte

Is there really anything better than a chunky sweater in the cooler months, a good book, a cup of coffee or tea and enjoying the Christmas decor?  I’d say it’s one of my favorite things. I’m a hardcore ambiance and comfy introvert!  Anyone else?  You are sitting at home, cuddled up reading this aren’t you?  Atta Girl!  Def check out these affordable sweaters to sip on this Peppermint Mocha in!

I’ve noticed over the last couple years that the higher the lactose content the more irritable my stomach is.  I enjoy it in small doses, because I can’t pass up a good quality Chacurtie board but when it comes to my drinks I try to opt for an almond, coconut or walnut milk.

How to make a mocha

I’m all about spices for baking and cooking.  Truth is, I’m more of a cook than a baker.  It’s the whole having to do exactly what something/someone says with baking where we don’t get along.  LOL.  I’m a free creative spirit that likes to spice things up (literally!) and create as I go.  But these drink recipes are so simple and taste good.  My Pumpkin Spice Latte is the same, easy and healthy!

Here it is,  how to make a healthier Starbucks Peppermint Mocha recipe at home!

How to make a peppermint mocha at home

Peppermint Mocha Latte

How to make your own Peppermint Mocha

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Coffee
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or milk of choice
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. pure peppermint extract or a 4-5 drops of peppermint liquid stevia.
  • 1 cup strongly brewed black coffee or 1 shot espresso
  • ½ tsp. raw honey or a few drops of liquid stevia optional, if you add peppermint liquid stevia do not add this option of regular stevia, it will be sweet enough
  • 1 fresh mint leaf for garnish; optional for you fancy pants


  1. Bring milk, cocoa powder, and honey/stevia (if desired) to a boil in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. 

  2.  Remove from heat; mix vigorously with a whisk until frothy. 

  3. Combine Coffee and milk mixture into a blender for about 1 minute to create frothiness. 

  4. Pour your Peppermint Mocha Latte into a large coffee mug. 

Recipe Notes

You can garnish with mint leaf, chocolate or crushed candy canes  if you are feeling super fancy!

How to make a peppermint mocha latte

I’m clearly a coffee junkie.  It brings me happiness.  My mornings with my coffee, a warm blanket and my planner/journal set me up for a great day.  What is your go to coffee?  I’m not always this fancy, my regular is usually Starbucks Keurig Dark Roast with a splash of Caramel Macchiato creamer and a dash or two of cinnamon.  


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