Homemade Starbucks Peppermint Mocha

I am one of those girls who goes to Starbucks on the day the red cups come out, no shame. However, getting Starbucks coffee, especially seasonal drinks, can get very expensive. Soooo make your own at home! It honestly tastes just like the one from Starbucks, you know exactly what goes in it, and it’s super easy!


Ingredients for one serving

  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice (I use almond milk)
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1/8 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Whipped cream
  • Peppermint candy (optional)



In a saucepan add in your milk, coffee, and chocolate. Stir and let it simmer for two minutes.


Turn the heat off and add in peppermint extract. Stir and pour into mug.


Top it with whipped cream and garnish with crushed peppermint candy and grated chocolate chips.


Enjoy with some delicious chocolate waffles!


Once you know how to make your own peppermint mocha, you won’t want to pay for the original. I love that coffee and peppermint make the chocolate flavor pop (and that this drink has caffeine). This recipe multiplies really well, so you can make more if you have friends over! I hope you enjoy this decadent and satisfying drink and thanks for stopping by : )



  1. December 3, 2016 / 9:54 PM

    Hi Kimberly!
    I detest lines, but still sat in a Starbuck’s drive-thru for at least a half hour to get a peppermint mocha!
    Thank you for sharing your recipe. You’re a lifesaver! And I absolutely love your festive socks!
    <3 Alana

  2. December 4, 2016 / 12:00 AM

    Can’t wait to try this recipe out! I live for Starbucks especially in the winter time! Love your socks btw ❤️

  3. December 4, 2016 / 2:10 AM

    I have got to try this. Starbucks made at home finally become a reality 😊😊

  4. December 4, 2016 / 7:44 AM

    I actually haven’t tried Peppermint Mocha yet! But my thoughts are with you on making these drinks at home and it tasting more or less the same 🙂 plus it works out way cheaper lol

  5. December 4, 2016 / 9:27 AM

    I love festive drinks! 🎄 I’m currently addicted to Starbucks’ Toffee Nut Latte but you’re correct, they are very expensive! I just wanted to let you know, that I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award 😘 http://bit.ly/2gPSMfC

  6. December 5, 2016 / 8:53 AM

    Love it. I also go to Starbucks as soon as the red cups hit the stands. I am so glad I found this ❤️

  7. December 5, 2016 / 11:12 PM

    Peppermint mocha is my favourite holiday drink at starbucks! thanks for sharing a cheaper alternative 🙂

    • December 5, 2016 / 11:15 PM

      Hope you try it out! I can make you some too 🙂

  8. December 6, 2016 / 8:06 AM

    It looks delicious! And super easy to do!! Now that the cold days are here I love making hot drinks.
    I’m doing Blogmas over my blog if you want to check it out, it will make me so happy!

      • December 7, 2016 / 10:48 AM

        Thanks! I hope you liked it!

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