Copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha ­Recipe (2024)

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I love getting my lattes and mochas at Starbucks, and one of my favorite drinks is this Copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha.

This Starbucks copycat recipe is easy to make and tastes like the real one!

Make this peppermint mocha recipe at home and save money!

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Copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha ­Recipe

I love Starbucks. Like, seriously, I LOVE Starbucks.

However, doing a drive-by every day can be super expensive!

So, I’ve been testing out the copycat recipes for Starbucks so I can continue enjoying my Starbucks craze and save money.

Love Starbucks, too? Be sure to check out my other copycat recipe: Copycat Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino

Make these coffee drinks at home:

Caramel Frappuccino

Brown Sugar Latte

Pumpkin Pie Mocha Latte

Gingerbread Chocolate Latte

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How to make a Copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha ­Recipe

7 ingredients are all it takes to make a homemade drink.

You will pair cocoa powder, coffee, and peppermint with a few other ingredients to give you that stand-out coffee to jumpstart the morning or for that 2 pm pick-me-up.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup of strong coffee
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons peppermint syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup of steamed milk (you can microwave if easier)

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Directions ­for a Copycat Peppermint Mocha Recipe

  1. Into a saucepan over medium-high heat, add 1/3 cup of water, three tablespoons of cocoa powder, and three tablespoons of sugar. Stir over heat until the mixture is thoroughly combined without any lumps. Set aside.
  2. Brew a cup of coffee, measure 1/2 cup of coffee, and set aside.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of the cocoa mixture to a serving glass, then add the coffee, peppermint syrup, and peppermint extract.
  4. Stir in the steamed milk, then top with whipped cream.
  5. Sprinkle with peppermint pieces on top (optional).
  6. Serve.

How Do You Steam Milk On The Stove

You will want to grab a saucepan if you don’t have a steamer device to make your steamed milk. Just add milk into a small saucepan and cook on medium-low heat. Make sure to stir often to prevent the milk from burning.

Once it is steaming, you can remove it from the heat and pour it into the drink as directed in the recipe card.

Can I Make This Drink Dairy Free

If you want a dairy-free peppermint mocha, reach for a milk replacement that you prefer.

Steam the same way; make sure you whisk often, or it can burn.

Stir into your drink as directed. I think almond milk would be great to use as a dairy replacement in the recipe.

Either leave off whipped cream or make a dairy-free alternative to top your mocha.

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Variations To Peppermint Mocha Drink

  • Uses a light milk and sugar replacement to give this a skinny peppermint mocha twist.
  • Feel free to use a dairy replacement, as mentioned.
  • Add some white chocolate for added sweetness to this drink.
  • Add a peppermint stick to your drink to use to stir and add even more peppermint flavor to your drink.
  • Consider adding a dusting of crushed peppermints on top. Or even a drizzle of caramel or chocolate.
  • I do recommend using quality coffee. Otherwise, you will find your coffee drink lacks flavor.

Can I Double This Recipe

You are welcome to whip up this recipe to serve a handful of guests.

I recommend making and serving fresh, as it will break down a bit as it sits.

Then, pour into the glasses and serve as you would like.

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Can I Use Decaf Coffee

Absolutely. You can use a decaf coffee or even an espresso to mix into this drink.

Whatever coffee you prefer will work great for this mocha. A decaf coffee will be a great swap without lacking any flavor.

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Copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha ­Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ⁄2 cup of strong coffee
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons peppermint syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup of steamed milk you can microwave if easier

Instructions

  • Into a saucepan over medium-high heat, add 1/3 cup of water, three tablespoons of cocoa powder, and three tablespoons of sugar. Stir over heat until the mixture is thoroughly combined without any lumps. Set aside.

  • Brew a cup of coffee, measure 1/2 cup of coffee, and set aside.

  • Add 3 tablespoons of the cocoa mixture to a serving glass, then add the coffee, peppermint syrup, and peppermint extract.

  • Stir in the steamed milk, then top with whipped cream.

  • Sprinkle with peppermint pieces on top (optional).

  • Serve.

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Copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha ­Recipe (2024)
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