Breakfast Breads and Lattes

Peppermint Mocha Latte

My teens love Starbucks latte’s and especially the peppermint mocha latte. It’s simply a hot chocolate with freshly brewed coffee and a delicious hint of peppermint with every sip.  Perfect all winter long!  I thought it would be great to make some homemade! 

Making lattes are fun and convenient in the comfort of your own home.  You don’t even need a fancy cappuccino machine to make them either.

Just use a blender to give the milk that foamy, frothy texture everyone loves. Then add some strong brewed coffee, a touch of peppermint extract and top it with a little whipped cream – that’s it!  Best of all, NO artificial syrups and NO artificial sweeteners are used. All natural.

They always turn out fabulous!  I love showing the girls how to make them not only for the convenience, but mostly, they’re cost effective! 

I hope you continue to enjoy latte’s as much as we do, and if you’re still craving for the pumpkin spice latte as well (why wait till next Fall, right?) try our other favorite, Pumpkin Spice Lattes!  Enjoy!

Peppermint Mocha Latte (Similar to Starbucks)

  • 2 + 1/3 cups hot low-fat 2% or fat-free Milk
  • 6 Tbsp. Ghirardelli Premium Hot Cocoa powder (Double Chocolate flavor)
  • 1/4 tsp. pure peppermint extract
  • 1 to 2 shots (about 2 ounces each) of brewed espresso
  • whipped cream
  • 2 pinches of cocoa powder to garnish

Pour hot milk into a blender.  Add the cocoa powder, peppermint extract and 1 shot of espresso. Take a kitchen towel and place it on top of the cover and hold the lid down before you turn the blender on.  Press the lowest speed first, then gradually press to the higher speed and blend for about 60 seconds, until the milk becomes frothy. 

Before you pour latte into your mugs, taste the latte.  We like it with 1 shot of espresso (2 ounces of coffee), but if you prefer a strong mocha flavor, add the second shot of espresso into the blender and blend again for a few seconds more.  Pour into 2 mugs.
Garnish on top with whipped cream and one pinch of cocoa powder.

Serves 2

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    michaelswoodcraft
    January 19, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Looks really good :-), my wife loves the peppermint in her mocha latte but I don't. I printed your recipe for her!

    check out my post earlier today, Coconut Cake,… http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/best-ever-coconut-cake/

  • Reply
    annaliz
    January 20, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Thanks Mike!

  • Reply
    Marin mama cooks
    January 20, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Hi girls! First off, I love your updated website. I love the photo of you both, it's great to finally see what you cuties look like and I love the colorful side bar! Great job!
    I LOVE lattes and I never knew that you could just make one up using a blender! Great tip! xoxo, Jackie

    • Reply
      annaliz
      January 20, 2014 at 5:07 am

      Hey Jackie! So great to hear from you and Thank you for your sweet compliments! Its still a work in progress as always….
      Thanks again!

  • Reply
    AdriBarr
    January 20, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Oh, yes, please! That looks absolutely glorious. Nice work, ladies!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      January 20, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      Thank you Adri, these lattes are so yummy, I make on the weekends especially if its cold outside. Enjoy!

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