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Starbucks Copycat Peppermint Mocha Recipe

No need to leave your home when you can make this yummy Starbucks Copycat Peppermint Mocha. This holiday-inspired coffee drink can be whipped up in 15 minutes! That’s less time than it would take to drive to Starbucks and wait for them to make you one.

Chocolate, espresso coffee, and peppermint are blended together to create a mouthwatering drink that’s perfect for sipping on all winter. 

Starbucks Copycat Peppermint Mocha

Replace your regular coffee with this delicious peppermint mocha.

Start your day with this yummy drink with its decadent whipped topping with crushed candy cane sprinkles.

Make this mocha to serve to friends and family who visit over the holidays. Who can resist a peppermint-flavored mocha! 

It's easy to make your own mocha at home.

This blog post includes a recipe for peppermint syrup that is added to espresso and mixed with some cocoa powder.

All of this can be quickly made so when you’re craving a peppermint mocha this winter you can whip one up fast instead of going to Starbucks. 

In about 15 minutes, you’ll have warm, pepperminty, chocolate coffee ready to enjoy!

HOW TO MAKE A STARBUCKS COPYCAT PEPPERMINT MOCHA

Peppermint syrup is made by boiling some sugar and water and adding peppermint extract.

Then it is mixed with some espresso, cocoa powder, and steamed milk and topped with a huge dollop of whipped cream and crushed candy canes for a drink you will enjoy!

Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

Starbucks Copycat Peppermint Mocha Recipe

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STARBUCKS COPYCAT PEPPERMINT MOCHA INGREDIENTS

Starbucks Copycat Peppermint Mocha Recipe Ingredients

This tasty holiday Peppermint Mocha Drink recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious drink you will love.

All you need is:

  • some sugar
  • water
  • peppermint extract
  • powdered baking cocoa
  • hot espresso
  • steamed milk

STARBUCKS COPYCAT PEPPERMINT MOCHA RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

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In a medium saucepan, add water and sugar and bring to a boil. Stir well and continue to stir to prevent burning your mixture.

Once they have come to a boil, reduce the heat to a low simmer.

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Wait until it is no longer boiling, then add in half of your peppermint extract (1.5 tsp) and stir well.

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Leaving your saucepan at a low simmer makes the other part of the peppermint mocha.

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In a small bowl, mix together your warm water and cocoa to create a paste.

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Add to your paste your espresso, and remaining peppermint extract (1.5 tsp).

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Add to your coffee mug your paste, your desired amount of syrup (I like to use 1 tablespoon), and your steamed milk.

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Stir and drink as is, or top the drink with whipped cream and crushed-up candy canes!

In about 15 minutes, you’ll have a pepperminty mocha drink perfect for sipping on throughout the holiday season that’s sure to become a new favorite!

STARBUCKS COPYCAT PEPPERMINT MOCHA TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made a Starbucks copycat drink, don’t worry!

Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

Starbucks Copycat Peppermint Mocha Recipe

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE A STARBUCKS COPYCAT PEPPERMINT MOCHA?

You can easily whip this yummy peppermint mocha up in less time than it would take to drive to Starbucks. This Starbucks Copycat Peppermint Mocha recipe takes approximately 15 minutes. TOTAL. This includes:

  • About 7 minutes to bring the sugar water to a boil
  • Close to 3 minutes to add peppermint to the syrup and mix the mocha paste
  • Around 2 minutes to mix the peppermint mocha drink together
  • 3 minutes to decorate with whipped cream 

HOW DO I STORE LEFTOVER STARBUCKS COPYCAT PEPPERMINT MOCHA?

You can store leftover Starbucks Copycat Peppermint Mocha in a cup in your refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Simply reheat the drink in the microwave for a few seconds to warm or enjoy at room temperature.

HOW DO YOU MAKE STEAMED MILK? 

You can make steamed milk within seconds using your microwave.

Add the milk to a microwave-safe coffee mug and heat for 20-30 seconds.

When the thermometer reads 150 degrees F, you have perfectly steamed milk to use in your drink.

It’s that easy to make steamed milk. Make the steamed milk after you have finished making the peppermint syrup.  

Starbucks Copycat Peppermint Mocha Recipe

CAN I MAKE STARBUCKS COPYCAT PEPPERMINT MOCHA AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, you can easily make Starbucks Copycat Peppermint Mocha ahead of time and place it in an insulated thermostat container until you are ready to drink it later that day.

Do not garnish the drink with whipping cream until you are ready to drink it. 

WHAT DO I DO WITH THE LEFTOVER PEPPERMINT SYRUP?

Keep the leftover peppermint syrup stored in a small airtight container in your refrigerator.

Use the syrup when you are making this peppermint mocha drink or add to any drink you want added peppermint flavor like hot chocolate, shakes, etc. 

Starbucks Copycat Peppermint Mocha Recipe

WHAT GOES WELL WITH STARBUCKS COPYCAT PEPPERMINT MOCHA?

This tasty Starbucks Copycat Peppermint Mocha drink goes well with a wide variety of holiday snacks. These recipes would be great to serve together.

Some of my personal favorites include:

IS ESPRESSO THE SAME AS COFFEE? 

Espresso is a type of coffee. Espresso is finely ground coffee beans made into a concentrated shot of coffee.

For this recipe, you need espresso coffee beans and to make sure you do not add too much water.

You can use very concentrated coffee to make this drink recipe if you don’t have an espresso machine. 

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS STARBUCKS COPYCAT PEPPERMINT MOCHA RECIPE?

This yummy Copycat Starbucks Holiday Drink recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try adding a chocolate syrup over the whipped cream for added indulgence. YUM!

Starbucks Copycat Peppermint Mocha Recipe

STARBUCKS COPYCAT PEPPERMINT MOCHA RECIPE

Yield: 1-16 oz Coffee

STARBUCKS COPYCAT PEPPERMINT MOCHA RECIPE

Starbucks Copycat Peppermint Mocha Recipe

No need to leave your home when you can make this yummy Starbucks Copycat Peppermint Mocha. This holiday-inspired coffee drink can be whipped up in 15 minutes! That’s less time than it would take to drive to Starbucks and wait for them to make you one. Chocolate, espresso coffee, and peppermint are blended together to create a mouth-watering drink that’s perfect for sipping on all winter.

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Peppermint syrup:
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1.5 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • Remaining ingredients to make your mocha
  • 3 tablespoons powered baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/2 cup hot espresso
  • 1.5 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1.5 cups steamed milk

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, add your water and sugar to a boil. Stir well and continue to stir to prevent burning your mixture.
  2. Once they have come to a boil, reduce heat to a low simmer. Wait until it is no longer boiling, then add in half of your peppermint extract (1.5 tsp). Stir well.
  3. Leaving your saucepan at a low simmer, mix together your warm water and cocoa to create a paste in a small bowl.
  4. Add to your paste your espresso, and remaining peppermint extract (1.5 tsp).
  5. Add to your coffee mug your paste, your desired amount of syrup (I like to use 1 tablespoon), and your steamed milk. Stir and drink as is, or with whipped cream and crushed-up candy canes!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

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Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 806Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 403mgCarbohydrates: 122gFiber: 2gSugar: 93gProtein: 27g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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