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Homemade Peppermint Mocha

A simple yet creamy and delicious Homemade Peppermint Mocha perfect for the Winter Season!

Course Drinks
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Author The Little Momma

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup milk* (any kind is good)
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 cup strong coffee
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract**

Instructions

  1. Heat a medium sauce pan to medium/medium high heat.

  2. Add in cocoa powder, sugar, milk, heavy cream, and salt. Stir together.

  3. Allow the mixture to heat but NOT boil. This should take about 5-7 minutes. It should not bubble but a slight simmer is okay. Cocoa powder, sugar and salt should be dissolved in this time.

  4. Pour in coffee and remove from heat.

  5. Stir in peppermint extract.

  6. Pour into your favorite coffee mugs and enjoy as is or top with whipped cream! 

Recipe Notes

*Any kind of milk can be used for this but whole milk definitely has the best flavor and creaminess. 

**Depending on how much you like peppermint, you may want to start off adding a 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract and tasting to see if that suits your taste buds. If you desire more peppermint flavor, then simply add the amount noted.