""

2

Peppermint Mocha Latte

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StarbucksHolidayRecipes #CollectiveBias

I have mentioned before that I am not a huge coffee drinker. My husband has to have his coffee every morning, but I just can’t bring myself to be a big fan of plain coffee. Fancy-pants Starbucks® drinks on the other hand, oh heck yes. 

A sweet, minty and chocolatey drink like the ones you get in fancy coffee shops -- but made at home, with easy-to-find ingredients!

But I can’t always get to Starbucks®, so I like to try to recreate some of my favorites at home. Like this Peppermint Mocha Latte. Hooooly moly, is it good. It’s so perfect for the holiday season — and you’d be surprised at how easy it is to make. 

A sweet, minty and chocolatey drink like the ones you get in fancy coffee shops -- but made at home, with easy-to-find ingredients!

And you don’t even need to go anywhere fancy or get any crazy ingredients, either. I actually got everything I needed when I was at Giant Eagle the other day.

A sweet, minty and chocolatey drink like the ones you get in fancy coffee shops -- but made at home, with easy-to-find ingredients!

You just need coffee, milk, hot cocoa mix, peppermint extract {or peppermint syrup}, and of course whipped cream and chocolate chips for a garnish — because why would you ever drink something that didn’t have whipped cream and chocolate chips on it, am I right??.

A sweet, minty and chocolatey drink like the ones you get in fancy coffee shops -- but made at home, with easy-to-find ingredients!

I started with a cup of the Starbucks® Holiday Blend ground coffee {the Holiday Blend also comes in K-Cup® pods as well, for all you Keurig lovers out there!}.

A sweet, minty and chocolatey drink like the ones you get in fancy coffee shops -- but made at home, with easy-to-find ingredients!

I love how you can buy Starbucks® at-home coffee now, because you can create special drinks for every holiday. My husband gets Starbucks® coffees all year round — his favorite is the Breakfast Blend.

A sweet, minty and chocolatey drink like the ones you get in fancy coffee shops -- but made at home, with easy-to-find ingredients!

Then add in a packet of hot cocoa mix and some hot milk {you could use one of those fancy milk frothers if you have one, but if you don’t, no biggy. Just heat it up on the stove or in the microwave and whisk it like crazy until it gets foamy}.

A sweet, minty and chocolatey drink like the ones you get in fancy coffee shops -- but made at home, with easy-to-find ingredients!

Look at that fun foam!

A sweet, minty and chocolatey drink like the ones you get in fancy coffee shops -- but made at home, with easy-to-find ingredients!

A couple of drops of peppermint extract {or peppermint syrup} and some whipped cream and chocolate chips, and you’re good to go.

A sweet, minty and chocolatey drink like the ones you get in fancy coffee shops -- but made at home, with easy-to-find ingredients!

I love how the hot cocoa mix gives it a sweet, chocolatey taste, and the peppermint jazzes it up and gives it a little holiday kick.

What is your favorite Starbucks® holiday drink? Do you ever make them at home? 

2016 Starbucks® Corporation. All rights reserved. Keurig, Keurig HOT, K-Cup and the K logo are trademarks of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., used with permission.

Peppermint Mocha Latte
Serves 1
A sweet, minty and chocolatey drink like the ones you get in fancy coffee shops -- but made at home, with easy-to-find ingredients!
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup hot brewed coffee
  2. 1 packet hot cocoa mix
  3. 1/3 cup whole milk
  4. 1-2 drops peppermint extract
  5. Whipped cream and chocolate chips for garnish
Instructions
  1. 1. In a large bowl, mix together coffee and hot cocoa mix until combined. Heat milk on stove or in microwave until hot, but not simmering. Foam milk with milk foamer or beat with a whisk until foamy. Pour into coffee/hot cocoa mixture. Stir in peppermint extract and garnish with whipped cream and chocolate chips.
Notes
  1. Note: Peppermint extract is VERY strong, so do not go overboard.
Endlessly Inspired http://endlesslyinspired.com/

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above may be affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

You Might Also Like

  • Amber Edwards
    November 10, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    OH I’m all about the Peppermint in hot drinks when it is cold outside! Looks delicious! -client

  • 40 Festive Peppermint Holiday Recipes | Endlessly InspiredEndlessly Inspired
    December 5, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    […] Peppermint Mocha Latte // Easiest Ever White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies // Candy Cane Mug Hearts // Peppermint Bark Popcorn […]

  • ""