This Starbucks copycat peppermint mocha latte is delicious, creamy, and super easy to make at home! Brewed espresso is mixed with dark chocolate sauce, peppermint syrup, and topped with whipped cream for this easy latte.
This peppermint mocha is on the sweeter side, so it's perfect for anyone who wants a sweet treat but also a good dose of caffeine! You can use either store-bought dark chocolate sauce, or make your own with just 2 ingredients!
You really only need a few ingredients to make a peppermint mocha latte at home!
- Espresso - I'm a BIG fan of my Nespresso machine, but any espresso or brewed coffee will work! I recommend a double shot of espresso which is about 2 ounces (¼ cup).
- Half & half - I like using half & half for a super rich, creamy latte. But you can use regular milk (or your favorite plant based milk) instead!
- Milk - I'm a whole milk kind of girl, but you can use your favorite milk substitute if desired!
- Dark chocolate sauce - I like using Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce but you can also make your own!
- Peppermint syrup - I like making my own quick and easy peppermint syrup, but pre-made Torani Peppermint Syrup is a great choice!
- Whipped cream - This is optional, but I love topping a peppermint mocha latte with a little bit of whipped cream!
- Chocolate shavings - Also optional, but using a vegetable peeler to make some quick chocolate curls is my favorite way to make drinks look fancy!
- Peppermint - You can use crushed candy canes or crushed peppermints for the topping!
Make Your Own Chocolate Sauce
Dark chocolate sauce is basically just super thin chocolate ganache! I like the bottled stuff because it's convenient, but making your own is pretty easy too!
- 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- ½ cup milk or cream
- Finely chop the dark chocolate and place into a large bowl.
- Place the milk or cream in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes or until hot to the touch but not boiling.
- Pour over the chopped white chocolate and let sit for about two minutes.
- Using a spatula, gently mix until the chocolate is fully melted and the ganache is fully combined and smooth.
- It will be very runny and will thicken slightly as it cools. Store in the fridge for up to a week (you may need to reheat to make runny again).
Peppermint Simple Syrup
I always make my own simple syrup because it's so easy and paying for it seems silly to me! You can also add in different herbs or fruit for a delightfully flavored simple syrup.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 8 fresh mint leaves (or 1 teaspoon peppermint extract)
- Add the sugar, water, and fresh mint to a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Let cool completely to room temperature, then strain into a glass jar and seal tightly with a lid.
- Store in the fridge for up to a month!
How to Make a Latte
Add the milk, chocolate sauce, and mint syrup to a pot and bring it to a simmer over medium-low heat.
Once simmering, remove from the heat and froth the milk if desired (I love this handheld milk frother).
Brew you espresso and pour into your mug. Then top with the frothed milk!
Yes! Just use your favorite dairy-free milk and most dark chocolate is already dairy-free!
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Homemade Peppermint Mocha Latte
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 8 mint leaves, or 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- whipped cream
- chocolate shavings
- crushed candy canes
- Add the sugar, water, and fresh mint to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Let cool completely to room temperature, then strain into a glass jar and seal tightly with a lid. Store in the fridge for up to a month!
- Add the milk, chocolate sauce, and mint syrup to a pot and bring it to a simmer over medium-low heat.
- Once simmering, remove from the heat and froth the milk if desired.
- Brew you espresso and pour into your mug. Then top with the frothed milk!
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