I love Starbuck’s. Especially this time of year when they have their Peppermint Mocha on the menu. However, with the cost of Christmas itself, I just can’t have one of those frothy, sweet beverages whenever I wish. So I came up with a recipe that tastes almost as good as the real thing. A homemade peppermint mocha is just the ticket to help me spread the holiday cheer!
Starbuck’s definitely makes it right. And it makes me happy. But so does a good knock off. And this one is pretty darn close!
Homemade Peppermint Mocha
You will need your favorite coffee. Make it just the way you like it. Then add 2 Tbsp. of hot cocoa mix and 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract. That peppermint extract is super strong so be gentle with it! You could also use chocolate syrup, but I prefer the cocoa mix.
Stir well and top with whipped cream. You can add crushed up candy canes just for the heck of it. Why not? It’s the most wonderful time of the year!