Holiday Yummy! Savor a Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha

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Hey there coffee lovers! ‘Tis the season for cozying up with a warm beverage, and what could be a better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a delicious homemade peppermint white chocolate mocha recipe? This delightful beverage is the perfect twist on the classic white chocolate mocha we all love. It’s a Starbucks favorite that you can easily make at home with simple ingredients. No need to brave the cold and drive to your favorite coffee shop when you can whip up this decadent treat in your own kitchen!

A Starbucks Favorite: Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Recipe

A tall glass of homemade peppermint white chocolate mocha, topped with whipped cream and crushed candy canes, next to a bag of coffee beans and a peppermint stick.

Starbucks has a reputation for creating some of the best coffee drinks, and their white chocolate peppermint mocha is no exception. But with this easy white chocolate mocha recipe, you can recreate this cozy drink at home, saving yourself a trip to the coffee shop. Plus, you can adjust the peppermint flavor and white chocolate sauce to taste, tailoring the drink to your exact preference. The best thing? You can find all the ingredients at your local grocery store!

Get in the Holiday Spirit with This Festive Beverage

Mug with a white chocolate peppermint mocha topped with whipped cream

With its rich white chocolate flavor, strong coffee, and a refreshing hint of peppermint, this white mocha latte is a perfect way to enjoy the holiday season. Top it off with some whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed candy canes for an extra festive touch. And if you’re dairy-free, you can easily substitute the heavy cream and milk of choice with almond milk or coconut milk – it’s just as delicious! Have a look at our recommendations for Milk Substitution.

Preparing Your Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Recipe

White chocolate chips, peppermint and coffee beans on a cutting board

You don’t need an espresso machine or a French press to whip up this recipe. All you need is a medium heat, a small saucepan, and your ingredients. Start by melting white chocolate chips with some almond milk (or your milk of choice) over medium heat. Once melted, stir in a little bit of peppermint extract for that cooling peppermint flavor.

You can also use fresh mint if you have it, or one of our recommended mint substitutes.

Meanwhile, brew your strong coffee or espresso. Combine milk mixture, coffee, and the creamy white chocolate peppermint syrup in your favorite large mug or mason jar. And voila! Your homemade version of a Starbucks’ fave is ready to enjoy.

Perfecting Your Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha

For a truly decadent experience, top your hot coffee drink with some frothy milk or heavy cream. You can easily froth your milk using a handheld milk frother or by shaking it vigorously in an airtight jar. Then, garnish with dark chocolate curls or candy cane pieces for a festive touch. And there you have it, a perfect cup of coffee filled with holiday flavors.

Don’t Forget the Cold Version: Iced White Chocolate Mocha

Iced white chocolate mint mocha

If hot drinks aren’t your thing, no worries! This peppermint white chocolate mocha recipe can easily be turned into an iced mocha. Simply cool your coffee and milk mixture, then pour over ice cubes in a tall glass or travel mug. Top with whipped cream, candy cane pieces, and a drizzle of white chocolate syrup, and enjoy! It’s the perfect base for creating your personalized twist on Starbucks’ iced white chocolate mocha.

Storing Your Peppermint Syrup

You can make a big batch of the peppermint syrup and store it in your fridge for about a week. That way, you can enjoy a peppermint white chocolate mocha whenever the craving strikes. Just store your leftover syrup in an airtight jar and use it as needed. It’s also a great option for other hot or cold beverages, like hot chocolate or a tea beverage.

Enjoy Your Homemade Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha

Woman sipping a white chocolate mint coffee

So there you have it, coffee lovers! With this simple mocha recipe, you can savor your favorite holiday coffee drink right at home. So put on your coziest sweater, play your favorite holiday music, and enjoy the little things that make this time of year so special. Happy brewing!

For more coffee tips, be sure to check out How to Make Designs in Your Latte. And don’t forget to share your homemade peppermint white chocolate mocha pictures with us on social media. We can’t wait to see your creations!

Iced white chocolate mint mocha

Heavenly Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Recipe

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha is the ultimate holiday treat! It's creamy, dreamy, and totally irresistible with a burst of peppermint flavor and a touch of white chocolate sweetness. It's perfect for sipping on a chilly day or serving at your festive holiday gatherings.


  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2 shots of espresso (or 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee)
  • 2 tablespoons of white chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pure peppermint extract
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Crushed candy canes for garnish
  • 1/4 cup of hot water


  1. Begin by brewing your espresso or strong coffee. If you don't have an espresso machine, simply make a half cup of very strong coffee.
  2. While your coffee is brewing, take a small saucepan and add the whole milk, white chocolate chips, and sugar. Warm over medium heat, stirring consistently until the white chocolate has completely melted.
  3. Once the milk mixture is smooth and steaming, remove from heat. Stir in the pure peppermint extract.
  4. Pour the freshly brewed espresso or strong coffee into a large mug. Carefully add the hot milk and white chocolate mixture, stirring to combine.
  5. Top your delightful concoction with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top for a festive touch and added peppermint flavor.
  6. Serve your Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha immediately, savoring the creamy white chocolate and refreshing peppermint with each sip.


We'd love to see your Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha creations! Share them with us by tagging our blog on your social media posts. Happy brewing and sipping!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 45gNet Carbohydrates: 45gFiber: 0gSugar: 40gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 8g
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