Welcome, coffee lovers! Today, we are going to share with you a recipe for a delicious iced peppermint mocha that you can make at home. This recipe is perfect for the holiday season or any time you need a refreshing pick-me-up. Follow along for the step-by-step instructions and enjoy!
- 1 cup of strong brewed coffee
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/4 cup of chocolate syrup
- 1/4 cup of peppermint syrup
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Crushed candy canes (optional)
- Brew a cup of strong coffee and let it cool.
- In a blender, combine the cooled coffee, milk, chocolate syrup, and peppermint syrup. Blend until smooth.
- Add ice to the blender and blend until the mixture is thick and slushy.
- Pour the mixture into a glass.
- Top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes, if desired.
- Enjoy your homemade iced peppermint mocha!
- Q: Can I use a different type of milk?
- A: Yes, you can use any type of milk you prefer.
- Q: Can I make this recipe without the peppermint syrup?
- A: Yes, you can omit the peppermint syrup and make a regular iced mocha.
- Q: Can I use a different type of syrup?
- A: Yes, you can use any syrup flavor you like, such as caramel or vanilla.
- Q: Can I use hot coffee instead of cold coffee?
- A: Yes, you can use hot coffee, but make sure to let it cool before blending.
- Q: Can I make this recipe without a blender?
- A: Yes, you can stir the ingredients together in a glass and add ice.
- Q: Can I use sugar-free syrups?
- A: Yes, you can use sugar-free syrups if you prefer.
- Q: Can I make this recipe vegan?
- A: Yes, you can use non-dairy milk and omit the whipped cream.
- Q: Can I add alcohol to this recipe?
- A: Yes, you can add a shot of peppermint schnapps or Bailey’s Irish Cream.
If you don’t have peppermint syrup, you can make your own by mixing equal parts of sugar and water in a saucepan, heating until the sugar dissolves, and adding a few drops of peppermint extract.
If you want a stronger coffee flavor, use espresso instead of brewed coffee.
To make the whipped cream, beat heavy cream and powdered sugar together until stiff peaks form.
For a fun twist, try adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the blender for a creamy iced peppermint mocha float.