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Copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Recipe

The seasonal drink menu at Starbucks provides something to look forward to throughout every year. But what if you are craving one of their specialty drinks during an off-season? Thanks to this Copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Recipe, you can enjoy a holiday favorite at any time!
 
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The seasonal drink menu at Starbucks provides something to look forward to throughout every year. But what if you are craving one of their specialty drinks during an off-season? Thanks to this Copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Recipe, you can enjoy a holiday favorite at any time!

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What do I need to make the Peppermint Mocha at home?

This copycat Starbucks recipe is so simple to make! In fact, along with tap water you will only need five other ingredients to make it home. Here are the items you will need to prepare this mocha drink:

Ingredients for Peppermint Mocha Recipe.

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How do I make the Copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha?

There are just three steps needed to make this delicious peppermint mocha beverage in the comfort of your own home. Here is what you will need to do to prepare it.

Step 1: Make the Peppermint Syrup

Start off by making the key ingredient in the beverage: Peppermint syrup. In a medium saucepan, add the water and sugar. Stir the mixture, then bring to a boil. Continue to stir to prevent burning, then reduce heat to low and simmer. When the sugar has completely dissolved in the water, add in 1 1/2 teaspoons of peppermint extract and stir well. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 2: Prepare the Mocha

In a small bowl, mix together warm water and cocoa to create a paste-like mixture. Stir in additional 1 1/2 teaspoons of peppermint extract. Then, add hot espresso and stir until  everything is well combined. Add in 1 tablespoon of peppermint syrup and steamed milk. Stir again to combine.

Step 3: Serve and enjoy!

This will make one 16 ounce drink or two 8 ounce drinks. Pour into your favorite coffee mug(s) and enjoy! Serve peppermint mocha by itself or topped with whipped cream and crushed candy canes, if desired.

Peppermint Mocha in a glass mug with whipped cream and a candy cane.

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Copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Recipe

The seasonal drink menu at Starbucks provides something to look forward to throughout every year. But what if you are craving one of their specialty drinks during an off-season? Thanks to this Copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Recipe, you can enjoy a holiday favorite at any time!
 
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Starbucks Peppermint Mocha
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 Tablespoons of peppermint syrup
Calories: 30kcal

Ingredients

Peppermint syrup:

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

For the peppermint syrup:

  • In a medium saucepan, add the water and sugar. Stir the mixture, then bring to a boil. Continue to stir to prevent burning, then reduce heat to low and simmer.
  • When the sugar has completely dissolved in the water, add in 1 1/2 teaspoons of peppermint extract and stir well. Remove from heat and set aside.

For the peppermint mocha:

  • In a small bowl, mix together warm water and cocoa to create a paste-like mixture.
  • Stir in additional 1 1/2 teaspoons of peppermint extract.
  • Then, add hot espresso and stir until  everything is well combined.
  • Add in 1 tablespoon of peppermint syrup and steamed milk. Stir again to combine.
  • For one 16 ounce drink, pour into a large mug or for two 8 ounce drinks, divide the peppermint mocha between 2 coffee mugs. Serve peppermint mocha by itself or topped with whipped cream and crushed candy canes, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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