Welcome to my article where I will be sharing a recipe for Starbucks White Peppermint Mocha. This delicious drink is perfect for the holiday season and will surely be a hit with your friends and family. I’ve always been a fan of this drink and decided to recreate it at home, and I’m excited to share the recipe with you.
List of Ingredients
- 1 shot of espresso (or 1/2 cup of strong coffee)
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips
- 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Crushed candy cane (optional)
List of Instructions
- In a saucepan, heat milk and white chocolate chips over medium heat, stirring constantly until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is hot.
- Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the peppermint extract.
- Brew a shot of espresso or make 1/2 cup of strong coffee.
- Mix the espresso or coffee with the milk mixture.
- Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream and crushed candy cane (optional).
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- What is a peppermint mocha?
A peppermint mocha is a coffee drink made with espresso or coffee, milk, chocolate, and peppermint extract.
- How do I make a white peppermint mocha?
To make a white peppermint mocha, replace the regular chocolate with white chocolate chips.
- Can I use a different type of milk?
Yes, you can use any type of milk you prefer such as almond, soy, or oat milk.
- Can I make this without espresso?
Yes, you can make this without espresso by using 1/2 cup of strong coffee instead.
- Can I make this ahead of time?
It’s best to make this drink fresh, but you can store the milk mixture in the fridge for up to 2 days and reheat it when you’re ready to make the drink.
- Can I make this without the peppermint extract?
Yes, you can make this without peppermint extract, but it won’t have the peppermint flavor.
- Can I make this drink hot or cold?
You can make this drink hot or cold depending on your preference.
- How do I crush candy canes?
You can crush candy canes by placing them in a plastic bag and smashing them with a rolling pin or using a food processor.
- Can I add more or less chocolate?
You can adjust the amount of chocolate depending on your preference.
- Can I make this drink vegan?
Yes, you can make this drink vegan by using dairy-free milk and dairy-free whipped cream.
If you want to make this drink extra special, try adding a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce on top. You can also sprinkle some cinnamon or nutmeg for added flavor. Don’t forget to use a frother to make the milk extra creamy and frothy.
If you’re making this drink for a crowd, you can make a large batch of the milk mixture and keep it warm in a crockpot. This way, your guests can serve themselves and customize their drinks with whipped cream and candy cane toppings.
For a healthier version of this drink, use skim or low-fat milk and reduce the amount of chocolate chips. You can also skip the whipped cream and candy cane toppings to cut down on calories.