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DIY Cozy Homemade Peppermint Mocha

peppermint moca

A delicious take on the most popular latte of December, the peppermint mocha. 

Homemade mint syrup and mocha make this recipe extra fresh. Creamy, minty, rich in dark chocolate…Cozy up, grab a blanket and a book, and get enjoy the start of the holiday season. 


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


  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.

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