Welcome to my article where I will be sharing a recipe for the delicious Starbucks Peppermint Mocha. As a coffee lover, I always find myself craving this festive drink during the holiday season. However, buying it every day can quickly add up, so I decided to learn how to make it at home. After a few trials and errors, I have finally perfected the recipe and want to share it with all of you!
- 1 shot of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract
- Whipped cream
- Crushed candy canes
- Brew a shot of espresso or strong coffee.
- In a small saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until hot, but not boiling.
- Whisk in the chocolate syrup and peppermint extract until well combined.
- Pour the hot milk mixture into a mug and add the brewed espresso or coffee.
- Top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.
|Amount Per Serving
- Q: Can I use any type of milk?
- A: Yes, you can use any type of milk you prefer, such as almond or soy milk.
- Q: Can I use a different type of syrup?
- A: Yes, you can substitute the chocolate syrup for caramel or any other flavor of your choice.
- Q: Can I make this drink iced?
- A: Yes, you can pour the hot milk mixture over ice and add the brewed espresso or coffee.
- Q: How can I make this drink vegan?
- A: You can use a non-dairy milk and skip the whipped cream or use a vegan alternative.
- Q: Can I make a large batch of this drink?
- A: Yes, you can easily double or triple the recipe to make more servings.
- Q: Can I make this drink without a coffee machine?
- A: Yes, you can use a French press or a stove-top espresso maker to brew the coffee.
- Q: How long does this drink stay fresh?
- A: It is best to consume the drink immediately after making it.
- Q: Can I use fresh mint instead of peppermint extract?
- A: Yes, you can muddle fresh mint leaves in the hot milk mixture before adding the other ingredients.
- Q: How can I make this drink less sweet?
- A: You can reduce the amount of chocolate syrup and/or use unsweetened milk.
If you want to make this drink even more festive, you can add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg to the milk mixture. You can also use a candy cane as a stirrer for an extra touch of peppermint flavor. Additionally, if you don’t have a milk frother, you can use a whisk or a blender to froth the milk before adding it to the mug.
When making the whipped cream, make sure to chill the bowl and whisk in the freezer beforehand for best results. You can also add a tablespoon of powdered sugar or vanilla extract to the whipped cream for added flavor.
If you prefer a stronger coffee flavor, you can use two shots of espresso or increase the amount of brewed coffee. Similarly, if you want a sweeter drink, you can add more chocolate syrup or a sweetener of your choice.