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Welcome coffee lovers to my newest recipe article! Today, I’m going to share with you an irresistible and decadent drink that will delight your senses with every sip: Peppermint White Mocha! The perfect combination of smooth white chocolate and refreshing peppermint in a creamy and luscious coffee beverage.

This delightful recipe is perfect for the holidays or when you just need a little pick-me-up during a chilly winter day. Whether you’re a fan of white chocolate or peppermint, this drink has got you covered with its rich and bold flavors.

As a barista, I know that everyone has busy schedules and sometimes we don’t have enough time to go to our favorite coffee shop for our favorite drink. But don’t worry- now you can make your own Peppermint White Mocha right in the comfort of your home! With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll be able to enjoy this delicious drink anytime you want. So, let’s get started and create your very own Starbucks-worthy Peppermint White Mocha!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Peppermint White Mocha
Peppermint White Mocha

Are you in the mood for something festive and indulgent to satisfy your sweet tooth? Then look no further than our peppermint white mocha recipe! This delightful concoction blends rich, velvety white chocolate with the cool, refreshing taste of peppermint for a holiday treat that will rival any coffee shop offering.

But what makes our recipe truly special is the depth of flavor we achieve by using high-quality ingredients. Our white chocolate chips melt seamlessly into steamed milk, creating a luxurious base that’s not too sweet. Meanwhile, just a few pumps of peppermint syrup infuse the beverage with just the right amount of minty freshness.

And if that’s not enough to entice you, consider the possibilities for customization. Feeling extra decadent? Top your mug with sweet whipped cream and sprinkle on some dark chocolate curls or crush up a candy cane. Want to make it keto-friendly? Substitute heavy cream for milk and use sugar-free syrups instead.

So why settle for a basic cup of joe when you can indulge in our peppermint white mocha instead? One sip and you’ll understand why this recipe is sure to become a holiday favorite.

Ingredient List

 A sip of Peppermint White Mocha is like a winter wonderland in your mouth
A sip of Peppermint White Mocha is like a winter wonderland in your mouth

Here is a list of ingredients you will need to make this delightful peppermint white mocha recipe:

  • 1/2 cup of chopped white chocolate
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons of peppermint syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons of white chocolate sauce
  • 4 pumps of peppermint syrup (Starbucks uses 3 pumps but you can add one more for an extra mint flavor)
  • 1 shot of freshly brewed espresso or strong coffee
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Chocolate peppermint sauce
  • Chocolate curls
  • Candy cane pieces for garnish (optional)

All these ingredients make this a delicious and unique twist on the traditional mocha recipe. If needed, be sure you pick these up at your local grocery store before heading home to rev up your coffee game.

The Recipe How-To

 Topped with whipped cream and crushed candy canes, this coffee is a treat for the eyes and taste buds
Topped with whipped cream and crushed candy canes, this coffee is a treat for the eyes and taste buds

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

Before we begin, let’s make sure we have all the ingredients we need. For this recipe, we will need:

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons of mocha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of peppermint syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate curls or sprinkles

Step 2: Brew the espresso or strong coffee and heat the milk

Brew a shot of espresso or make a cup of strong coffee. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk and white chocolate chips. Heat until the chocolate has melted and the milk is steaming.

Step 3: Add the flavorings

Add the mocha sauce, peppermint syrup, and peppermint extract into the milk mixture. Stir until everything is well combined.

Step 4: Mix and froth

Pour the espresso or strong coffee into your mug, then pour in your flavored milk mixture. Use a frother to mix and froth everything together until you get a nice creamy texture on top.

Step 5: Add toppings and enjoy!

Add some whipped cream on top, then sprinkle some chocolate curls or sprinkles over it. Now your homemade Peppermint White Mocha is ready to enjoy!

Tip: If you don’t have an espresso machine or a frother, you can still make this drink by using strongly brewed hot coffee and whisking the mixture by hand for a few minutes until it gets frothy.

Substitutions: To make this recipe dairy-free or vegan, use your preferred type of milk and chocolate chips. You can also use sugar-free syrups for a keto Peppermint White Mocha.

Experiment with different flavors and ratios to find your perfect drink!

Substitutions and Variations

 This coffee is perfect for sipping on a snowy day or while curled up by the fire
This coffee is perfect for sipping on a snowy day or while curled up by the fire

As a barista, I understand that every coffee lover has unique preferences when it comes to their favorite brew. Thus, I offer some variations and substitutions for the Peppermint White Mocha Recipe to cater to different cravings.

First off, for those who prefer a more keto-friendly option, you can use almond milk instead of regular milk in this recipe. Additionally, swap out the white chocolate sauce with dark chocolate sauce to cut down on the sugar content.

For a refreshing summer twist, try turning your Peppermint White Mocha into a Frappuccino. Blend all the mocha ingredients with ice until slushy, then top it off with some toasted white chocolate curls for an irresistible crunch.

Want to put a spin on the classic peppermint mocha? Use candy canes or crushed peppermint candies as a substitute for the peppermint syrup. You could also opt for a Hot Cocoa version by eliminating espresso’s presence and replacing it with hot cocoa.

If you’re feeling adventurous, whip up a Peppermint Mocha Latte by adding 1 tsp of cinnamon to the ingredient list. The introduction of cinnamon produces an earthy flavor that complements coffee’s boldness excellently.

Suppose you’re hosting guests or just fancy an elevated drink. In that case, you can add a splash of Irish cream liqueur, Bailey’s or Kaluah work well will infusing sweetness and warmth into every sip.

Remember, experimentation is key when it comes to making your perfect cup of coffee. So feel free to add your own twist or substitute ingredients and enjoy sipping on your personalized creation!

Serving and Pairing

 Each sip of Peppermint White Mocha is like being hugged by a fluffy polar bear
Each sip of Peppermint White Mocha is like being hugged by a fluffy polar bear

This Peppermint White Mocha is a delicious cozy drink that is perfect for any time of day. It’s a great way to treat yourself to something special, or even to share with family and friends. The rich and creamy texture of the white chocolate and steamed milk combined with the refreshing and invigorating hint of peppermint make for an irresistible combination.

When it comes to serving this coffee, I recommend using a tall glass or mug to show off those beautiful layers of whipped cream, chocolate curls, and syrup. Top with a sprinkle of crushed peppermint candy canes for extra flavor and presentation.

This drink is perfectly satisfying on its own, but it also pairs well with a variety of foods. If you’re craving something sweet, try enjoying it with a freshly baked cookie or brownie. For a savory snack, go for some toasted bread with avocado spread or cheese and crackers.

If you want to add more festive flair to your serve, stick in a festive candy cane into your beverage like Starbucks does during the holiday season. Additionally, the strong brewed hot cocoa can be added with whipped cream and chocolate sauce to prepare for an eventful winter night.

Overall, this Peppermint White Mocha is a versatile drink that appeals to all types of taste buds making it an ideal choice for any occasion!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The sweet white chocolate and peppermint flavors are a match made in java heaven
The sweet white chocolate and peppermint flavors are a match made in java heaven

Creating a Peppermint White Mocha can take a few minutes but storing it is simple. You can choose from two storing routes: keeping it in the refrigerator or freezing it. The lifespan of leftover coffee drinks is typically three to four days. After that, it will have lost its taste and freshness.

I recommend storing the ingredients separately so the whipped cream stays fluffy and doesn’t melt into the drink when heated up again. You can store the peppermint mocha syrup, white chocolate sauce, and chocolate sauce tightly sealed in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to two weeks. Before use, warm each sauce for 15 to 30 seconds in the microwave.

As for the espresso, I suggest placing it in an airtight container at room temperature or freezing it for up to four months. If you are going to freeze it, add just enough water to cover the ice tray’s top layer and freeze it overnight. Transfer frozen cubes into a resealable bag and keep them inside the freezer until your next craving hits.

For other ingredients like milk and whipped cream, they should be kept chilled in the refrigerator but not frozen.

When reheating your drink, simply warm everything together in a microwave-safe mug for 30-45 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds until well combined. Or you could heat up the milk on its own before adding it to the espresso shot then topping with whipped cream and other extras after reheating.

There’s no need to worry about losing any flavor as long as you store everything correctly. Enjoying another cup of peppermint mocha has never been easier!

Tips for Perfect Results

 If you love Peppermint White Mocha, you're sure to fall in love with this homemade version
If you love Peppermint White Mocha, you’re sure to fall in love with this homemade version

As a barista, I have gathered some tips to help you make a perfect Peppermint White Mocha. Follow these tips to take your homemade mocha to the next level!

Firstly, when steaming the milk, make sure you are using the appropriate amount of milk for your cup size. Too much or too little milk can affect the taste and texture of your Peppermint White Mocha. I recommend using 2 cups of milk for a regular serving size.

Secondly, use high-quality ingredients such as white chocolate chips and freshly brewed espresso or strong coffee. This will ensure that your mocha has a rich flavor with the perfect balance of chocolate and peppermint.

Thirdly, don’t be afraid to adjust the peppermint syrup and mocha sauce ratios to your liking. Some people prefer a stronger peppermint flavor while others prefer more mocha. Play around with the measurements until you find what works best for you.

Fourthly, when pouring the steamed milk into the cup, it is important to pour it slowly and at an angle. This technique will create beautiful latte art as well as create a creamy texture.

Finally, top off your Peppermint White Mocha with whipped cream and chocolate curls. Not only does this add an aesthetically pleasing factor, but it also balances out the sweetness of the mocha.

By following these tips, you can enjoy a delicious homemade Peppermint White Mocha just like those from Starbucks!


Before wrapping up the article, let’s go through some of the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about this Peppermint White Mocha recipe. These are questions that are asked by coffee lovers who want to get the most out of this drink. Keep on reading to find the answers so you can have a perfect and hassle-free coffee-making experience.

How is a peppermint white mocha made at Starbucks?

Let me introduce you to a cozy holiday drink that will warm you up on a cold winter’s day. Our delightful customization blends the bold taste of espresso with the sweetness of white chocolate sauce and peppermint syrup, all balanced out with the creaminess of steamed milk. Topping it off with a dollop of whipped cream and dark chocolate curls just adds to the merry delight. Trust me, this is a drink that is perfect for spreading some holiday cheer!

What does Starbucks put in their Peppermint Mocha?

After several experiments and tastings, we were able to create a delicious coffee recipe using a blend of strong espresso from Starbucks, bitter-sweet mocha sauce, and peppermint syrup combined with creamy steamed milk. The result is a delectable mixture that is crowned with whipped cream and garnished with a dusting of red sugar sprinkles.

How many pumps of peppermint are in a peppermint white mocha?

When making a grande peppermint mocha at a certain coffee shop, you need to use 4 pumps of both peppermint syrup and mocha sauce.

How to make a skinny peppermint white mocha at Starbucks?

By default, the app order comes with two shots of espresso. However, for those of us who are sensitive to caffeine, it’s best to ask for less espresso in our drinks. The app order also includes four pumps of white chocolate mocha sauce and four pumps of peppermint syrup, which can be overwhelming for some taste buds. It’s advisable to cut the amount of these syrups in half to tone down the sweetness. Additionally, whipped cream and chocolate curls come as toppings, but if you’re not a fan of them, you can simply skip them. Finally, the default milk used in the app order is 2%, but if you prefer a lighter option, nonfat milk is a good choice.

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If you’re a fan of lattes, you might want to try making your own at home. Here are the ingredients and steps you’ll need to create a delicious latte. You will need espresso, milk, and your preferred sweetener (such as vanilla or caramel syrup).

To start, brew your espresso shots and set them aside. Then, pour your desired amount of milk into a small pitcher and steam it. To get the perfect froth, make sure to position the steam wand just below the surface of the milk and angle the pitcher slightly. A helpful tip is to listen for the sound of the milk; once it starts to make a high-pitched, tinkling sound, it means it’s almost done.

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Once your milk is steamed, pour it into your mug with the brewed espresso shots, making sure to leave some room at the top for the frothy milk. If you prefer a sweetener in your latte, add it now.

It’s important to note that adding steamed milk to espresso can sometimes lead to a burnt flavor. To avoid this, make sure to pour the steamed milk into the espresso shots as soon as it’s finished being steamed.

If you want to add a little flair to your latte, try making a design in the froth with a small utensil, such as a toothpick or a latte art tool. Start by creating a small circle in the center, then drag the tool through the circle in a straight line to create a heart or a leaf shape.

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If you’re in the mood for something sweet and chocolatey, try making a mocha. Here’s how to make your own at home. You will need espresso, milk, chocolate syrup or sauce, and whipped cream (optional).

To start, brew your espresso shots and set them aside. Next, heat up your milk in a small pot on low heat. Add your chocolate syrup or sauce to the milk and whisk until fully combined. A helpful tip is to use high-quality chocolate syrup or sauce for a richer and more indulgent flavor.

Once your chocolate milk mixture is heated and combined, pour it into your mug with the brewed espresso shots. You can add whipped cream and some chocolate shavings on top if you want to create a more decadent drink.

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If you’re a fan of the peppermint white chocolate mocha from the app order, you can make your own version at home. Here’s how. You will need espresso, milk, white chocolate mocha sauce, peppermint syrup, whipped cream, and crushed candy canes or peppermint bark (optional).

To start, brew your espresso shots and set them aside. Next, heat up your milk in a small pot on low heat. Add your white chocolate mocha sauce and peppermint syrup to the milk and whisk until fully combined. It’s important to make sure the amount of syrup is just right – too little and you won’t taste the peppermint, but too much can be overpowering. A good rule of thumb is to add one pump of syrup for every shot of espresso.

Once your white chocolate peppermint milk mixture is heated and combined, pour it into your mug with the brewed espresso shots. Add whipped cream on top and sprinkle some crushed candy canes or peppermint bark for garnish. Enjoy!

Bottom Line

By now, I hope that you are convinced to try this recipe for yourself. The peppermint white mocha is perhaps the perfect holiday indulgence for those who love mixing peppermint and chocolate flavors. Whether you’re savoring a steaming hot cup on a cold winter’s night or sipping an iced variation in the middle of summer, this beverage is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

In conclusion, I want to leave you with one last encouragement: don’t be afraid to experiment! This recipe can be adapted in so many ways to make it your own. So go ahead and switch up the ratios of milk, chocolate, and peppermint syrup, add some whipped cream or chocolate curls on top, or sub in your favorite dairy-free alternatives – the possibilities are endless!

And if you’ve never been a fan of peppermint, don’t worry; there are plenty of other variations of mochas out there waiting for you to discover them. With a little bit of creativity and know-how, you can become your very own at-home barista and treat yourself (and your loved ones) to an amazing cup of coffee any time of year.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your apron, your milk frother, and all the necessary ingredients and start brewing! You won’t regret it.

Peppermint White Mocha

Peppermint White Mocha Recipe

Yummy mocha for wintery days.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Coffee
Calories 120.7 kcal


  • 1 fluid ounce espresso
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 ounce white chocolate sauce
  • 6 ounces milk, Steamed


  • Add espresso to cup.
  • Stir in extract and white chocolate sauce.
  • Fill with steamed milk and stir.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and a peppermint stick.

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Serving: 214gCalories: 120.7kcalCarbohydrates: 8.6gProtein: 6gFat: 6.8gSaturated Fat: 4.2gCholesterol: 25.6mgSodium: 94mgSugar: 0.1g
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