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Peppermint Mocha Latte

Peppermint Mocha Latte by 2sistersrecipes.com

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Hello December!  Celebrate the holiday season with this scrumptious and festive Peppermint Mocha Latte, a Starbucks copycat and a favorite in our family.  It’s the perfect beverage to enjoy for all the holiday baking you’ll be doing in the weeks ahead. 

 

This delicious latte is simply a hot chocolate with freshly brewed coffee and a delicious hint of peppermint with every sip.  It’s perfect all season long!

I thought it would be great to make some at home and why not?  It’s super easy to make.

And when you get the proportions just right, the mint-chocolate flavor is oh-so-satisfying.  It’s soothing too.  

 

 

Peppermint Mocha Latte by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

Delicious and just in time to celebrate the Christmas season with a cup of Peppermint Mocha Latte!

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

You can still enjoy peppermint mochas.  But if you have one, even better! 

 

 

How to Make Latte Without an Espresso Machine…

  • Just simply brew some coffee.

  • Then use a blender to blend some milk and hot cocoa powder to give the milk that foamy, frothy texture everyone loves. 

  • Then add some strong brewed coffee, about 2-ounces, and 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.  We LOVE that!  ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Adding whipped cream to the latte. by 2sistersrecipes.com
 
 

These peppermint mocha lattes always turn out fabulous!  I love showing the girls how to make them not only for the convenience but because they’re cost effective!

I hope you will continue to enjoy these lattes as much as we do.  If you’re still craving for the pumpkin spice latte as well, then try our other favorite, Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Enjoy!

 

Ingredients for Peppermint Mocha Latte ( Starbucks Copycat):

  • 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

Peppermint Mocha Latte by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

Yield: 2 servings

Peppermint Mocha Latte

Peppermint Mocha Latte by 2sistersrecipes.com

Peppermint Mocha Latte. 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 and hot cocoa powder that foamy, frothy texture everyone loves.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Heat milk in a small saucepot on stove-top until it's hot. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Garnish on top with whipped cream and one pinch of cocoa powder.
  4. Serves 2

That’s it friends! 

If you try our peppermint mocha latte, tell us and leave a comment with a star rating!  We’d love to hear from you.  Have fun and snap a photo and share it on Instagram and on Pinterest; be sure to hashtag or tag us 2sistersrecipes.  

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Happy and Healthy Eating!  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for stopping by!  

 xo Anna and Liz

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6 Comments

  • 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!

  • 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
    annaliz
    January 20, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Thanks Mike!

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    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/

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