How to: Homemade Peppermint Mocha

A sweet mocha coffee full of cocoa and peppermint flavors, topped with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.


Hi guys, today I’m sharing a highly requested recipe for my homemade peppermint mocha!!

Over the years, I’ve tried and tested so many different versions of peppermint mocha, but this one is by far the best.

Now, what I really like about this mocha is that you have so many different options to choose from. You can use espresso or regular coffee, cocoa or chocolate syrup, peppermint syrup or candy canes. If it tastes like peppermint, you can use it…

Let me show you how easy it is.

Homemade Peppermint Mocha

1/2 cup freshly brewed coffee
1/2 cup hot milk
1 tsp cocoa + 1/2 tsp sugar, or 2 tbsp chocolate sauce
2 tbsp peppermint syrup or, 1 peppermint candy cane – crushed
whipped cream

when using espresso:
double espresso shot (2 oz)
1 tsp quality cocoa powder + 1/2 tsp sugar, or tbsp chocolate sauce
6 oz steamed milk


1. put cocoa & sugar in a cup. Add a little hot water and stir until a creamy paste forms.
2. add 2 tbsp peppermint syrup, or crushed candy cane + enough sugar to achieve the level of sweetness you like and stir.
3. add coffee, 1/2 cup
4. add 1/2 cup hot milk and stir again
5. garnish with whipped cream.

Besides the fact that it’s super simple to make, this peppermint mocha has like, half the calories, compared to one from Starbucks. Of course, if you want to save few more, you can use almond, rice or soy milk in the recipe or a sugar-free syrup.

And, if you want to really simplify things, International Delight has a fun & delicious seasonal! Peppermint Mocha coffee creamer which you can use to give your coffee the seasonal twist. If you choose to use creamers, you don’t really need a recipe. Just make coffee and add 2 or 3 tbsp ID creamer.

Thanks for reading and watching, as always! xo


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