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Iced Peppermint Mocha

Give your favorite Starbucks Iced Peppermint Mocha a homemade makeover with a few simple ingredients. This tasty holiday drink is spiked with peppermint schnapps for an extra kick of flavor, but can easily be made into a fun holiday mocktail! 

A small glass filled with peppermint mocha and topped with whip cream, candy canes and chocolate sauce.

Make this Iced Peppermint Mocha this winter! 

There is nothing better than a chocolate drink topped with plenty of whip cream and drizzled with velvety chocolatey sauce around the holidays.

This coffee favorite is a Starbucks classic that can easily be made at home with a few simple ingredients like chocolate sauce, freshly brewed espresso/coffee, peppermint schnapps, cream and whip cream. I love to use this chocolate sauce for drinks at home! 

Perfect when you want a festive drink at home! Top with plenty of crushed candy canes for extra holiday flare. 

Chocolate sauce being poured into a glass.

Ingredients:

This easy iced peppermint mocha comes together with a few simple ingredients: 

  • Chocolate sauce/syrup
  • Freshly brewed espresso/strong coffee- if using coffee make sure to brew extra strong/flavorful as only a little bit of coffee gets added in.
  • Peppermint schnapps
  • Creamer of choice
  • Whip cream
  • Crushed canes

How to make an iced peppermint mocha 

  1. In a glass pour chocolate sauce or chocolate syrup in the bottom.
  2. Add hot espresso or coffee to the chocolate sauce and stir until the two have melted together
  3. Add in peppermint schnapps and creamer.
  4. Fill the remaining glass with crushed ice.
  5. Top with a generous layer of whip cream, a drizzle of chocolate sauce and crushed candy canes for topping. 

Fresh espresso being poured into a small glass.

Recipe Variations: 

Make it hot: Skip the ice in the drink. You can even warm up your milk/creamer to make it stay a little warmer, longer. 

Make it blended: Add all the ingredients to a blender and add 1/2 cup ice cubes, blend until smooth!

Try it decaf: Use decaf espresso/coffee beans to enjoy a treat in the evening that won’t keep you up all night! 

Use white chocolate sauce: For a white chocolate mocha use white chocolate sauce instead of dark!

For a mocktail: Hold the peppermint Schnapps and add in a little peppermint extract for peppermint flavor. 

Canned whip cream being topped on an iced peppermint mocha.

Other fun holiday drinks to try: 

If you make this Iced Peppermint Mocha, be sure to tag me on Pinterest and Instagram!

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Iced peppermint mocha in a small glass with cold embellishments.

Iced Peppermint Mocha

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This tasty holiday drink is spiked with peppermint schnapps for an extra kick of flavor, but can easily be made into a fun holiday mocktail! 

 


Ingredients

Scale

12 tbsp chocolate sauce/syrup

2 oz freshly brewed espresso or strong coffee

12 oz peppermint schnapps

.5-1 oz coffee creamer or milk of choice

Crushed ice

Whip cream

Crushed candy canes


Instructions

  1. In a glass pour chocolate sauce or chocolate syrup in the bottom. Add hot espresso or coffee to the chocolate sauce and stir until the two have melted together
  2. Add in peppermint schnapps and creamer. Fill the remaining glass with crushed ice and top with a generous layer of whip cream, a drizzle of chocolate sauce and crushed candy canes for topping. 

Notes

*To turn into a mocktail: Replace peppermint schnapps with 1/2 tsp peppermint extract and add in .5 oz more of coffee and creamer. 

Keywords: mocha, peppermint, chocolate

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