Homemade Peppermint Mocha
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Homemade Peppermint Mocha (Video!)

This Skinny Peppermint Mocha is a delicious, calorie-wise version of the Starbucks holiday coffee drink complete with candy canes, whipped cream and mint syrup!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coffee, espresso, peppermint mocha, starbucks
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 3/4 cup almond milk (can use any milk though)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp mint syrup (see below)
  • 2 espresso shots
  • Light whipped cream (optional)
  • 1/2 Candy cane, crushed

Mint syrup

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp mint extract


  • Make the mint syrup by mixing together boiling water, sugar and mint extract. Set aside - this syrup will last up to a month in the fridge so you can enjoy a skinny peppermint mocha all December long!
  • Add milk, cocoa powder and mint syrup to a mug, then microwave 1-2 minutes (will depend on the power of your microwave and how hot you want your mocha). Stir well before and after microwaving.
  • While milk mixture is in microwave, brew 2 espresso shots. Add shots to the milk mixture, then top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes (both optional toppings), then serve and enjoy!



Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.1mg