A simple yet creamy and delicious Homemade Peppermint Mocha perfect for the Winter Season!
Heat a medium sauce pan to medium/medium high heat.
Add in cocoa powder, sugar, milk, heavy cream, and salt. Stir together.
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.
Pour in coffee and remove from heat.
Stir in peppermint extract.
Pour into your favorite coffee mugs and enjoy as is or top with whipped cream!
*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.