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Peppermint Mocha held in hands.

Cozy Homemade Peppermint Mocha


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 peppermint mocha 1x

Description

Cozy Homemade Peppermint Mocha! Creamy, minty, rich dark chocolate… SO yummy. Cozy up, grab a blanket and a book, and get your December on.


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Ingredients

For the Mint Syrup

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves OR 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (or a combination of both)

For the Mocha

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 Nespresso Altissio espresso capsule
  • whipped cream
  • crushed candy canes

Instructions

  1. Bring the water to a low boil. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Add the mint or peppermint extract and steep for 10-15 minutes (heat off or on low) until the syrup has good flavor to it. Remove the mint leaves and store in the refrigerator for future peppermint mochas. 🙂
  2. Heat the milk and unsweetened chocolate together until melted (could be in the microwave or on the stovetop).
  3. Prepare one espresso capsule and add the milk mixture and 2-3 tablespoons mint syrup. Top with whipped cream and candy cane pieces.

Notes

If you don’t like such a strong espresso taste, mix this with some regular coffee – we love Nespresso’s new limited edition coffee capsules: Swiss Chocolate!

  • Category: Beverage
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: homemade peppermint mocha, peppermint mocha, peppermint hot chocolate