clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Easy Homemade Peppermint Mocha

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Two (12-ounce) Peppermint Mochas


  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/2 cup hot espresso or strongly-brewed coffee
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Coffee-Mate peppermint mocha creamer
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate syrup, for garnish
  • Candy canes, for garnish


  1. Crush one candy cane and place on a plate. Carefully drizzle chocolate syrup around rim of a mug, then roll rim of glass in crushed candy cane pieces. Repeat with other mug.
  2. Combine cocoa powder and water in a small bowl to make a syrup. Pour in espresso/strongly-brewed coffee and stir. Divide between the two mugs.
  3. Meanwhile, combine milk and peppermint creamer in a small saucepan over medium-low heat and heat mixture until hot and steamy. Using a whisk or preferably, an immersion blender, froth the milk until foamy. Pour milk mixture into mugs.
  4. Top with whipped cream, some more crushed candy cane pieces, and place one candy cane in each mug to serve as a stirrer. Serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes