Peppermint mocha in clear mug with candy canes on red napkin

Homemade Peppermint Mocha

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: Caroline Lindsey
Peppermint mochas are my favorite holiday drink from Starbucks but with this copycat recipe I can make my own at home in just a few minutes! I save so much money on fancy coffee with this easy recipe! No espresso maker or special syrups required!
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  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips or 4 oz chopped dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly brewed coffee
  • whipped cream


  • In a small saucepan, combine chocolate chips, milk, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract. Heat on medium-low to medium heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Divide coffee between two mugs. Pour half the chocolate mixture into each mug, about 1/3 cup each.
  • Stir to combine, and top with whipped cream. Add a drizzle of chocolate syrup and colored sugar, if you want!