Peppermint Mocha is a delightful beverage to make and enjoy as you celebrate the heart of the holiday season. Here is a quick and easy recipe you can make and serve to family and guest.

You’ll ignite their senses with the aroma of coffee infused with a minty, rich chocolate and this warm and cozy drink will instantly be the highlight of the night.

makes 8 -12 servings

What you’ll need (ingredients)

  • 4 cups brewed coffee
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 1/2 tbs sugar *(sugar is optional)
  • 2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate,finely chopped
  • 2 drops peppermint oil
  • crushed peppermint sticks

How to make it

  1. in a saucepan add coffee and 1/2 cup milk
  2. add chocolate
  3. add sugar and cocoa
  4. cook over low heat. stir often until the chocolate melts (approximately 5 minutes on low heat, do not simmer)
  5. stir in the peppermint oil until blended with melted mixture
  6. remove from stove and pour mixture into cups, dividing evenly.
  7. put the remaining milk into a microwave safe container with a lid
  8. shake the milk vigorously for 30 seconds (it will become frothy)
  9. remove the lid and microwave for 30-40 seconds or until hot
  10. gently pour a little of the hot milk into each cup (hold back the froth)
  11. spoon a bit of the froth in each cup
  12. sprinkle bites of peppermint on froth topping

Serve and enjoy