The holiday season is the perfect time to indulge in the comforting flavors of a Peppermint Mocha. This delightful coffee concoction combines the richness of chocolate with the refreshing kick of peppermint, creating a drink that is both cozy and invigorating. Whether you’re celebrating the festive season or simply craving a delicious treat, this Peppermint Mocha is sure to become a holiday favorite.
- 1 cup of strong brewed coffee
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract
- Steamed milk
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Crushed candy canes or peppermint candies (optional)
Start by brewing a cup of strong coffee using your preferred method. Set it aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, sugar, and peppermint extract until well combined.
Pour the cocoa mixture into a mug and slowly pour the brewed coffee over it. Stir gently until the cocoa mixture is dissolved.
Fill the rest of the mug with steamed milk, leaving some space at the top.
If desired, top with a dollop of whipped cream for added creaminess and sweetness.
Crush some candy canes or peppermint candies in a plastic bag using a rolling pin or the back of a spoon.
Sprinkle the crushed candy canes or peppermint candies over the whipped cream, adding a festive touch and an extra burst of minty flavor.
Grab your favorite holiday mug, wrap your hands around it, and take a sip of this delightful Peppermint Mocha. Allow the warm and comforting flavors to transport you to a winter wonderland.