Make a cozy latte with this homemade Peppermint Mocha Latte Syrup. Save the trip to Starbucks and make a holiday latte at home.
Use this peppermint mocha syrup to make a fun holiday coffee
I love to make cozy holiday coffees at home. During the fall I made a pumpkin spice latte syrup and it made my coffee so delicious each day.
When I looked forward to the holiday season I KNEW I needed to make a copy of the Starbucks peppermint mocha latte at home. I took some time to make a healthier Starbucks peppermint mocha syrup with 5 simple ingredients.
What is in a Starbucks peppermint mocha latte?
When Starbucks makes their peppermint mocha holiday drinks they use both a peppermint syrup and a sweet mocha sauce. They then add espresso, brewed coffee, iced coffee, or cold brew depending on the type of coffee drink you are ordering.
I wanted to simplify this process so I made a coffee syrup with the peppermint and sweet mocha all in one. Best of all, I only use 5 simple ingredients to make this syrup.
Once the syrup is made I store it in the fridge and use it in my daily coffees and lattes. Keep reading for an at home Starbucks peppermint mocha latte recipe.
What kitchen tools will I need to make this homemade peppermint mocha syrup?
What ingredients will I need to make this homemade mocha syrup?
You will be amazed at how easy it is to make this peppermint mocha latte syrup at home with just 5 paleo friendly ingredients.
- Light coconut milk (can substitute with regular coconut milk, but light is best)
- Coconut sugar
- Cocoa Powder
- Peppermint extract
Let’s make a Peppermint Mocha Latte Syrup!
Step 1: Mix ingredients and bring to a boil
To begin, add coconut milk, coconut sugar, and cocoa powder to a small saucepan. Then, whisk the ingredients together and bring to a boil. Be careful not to let the mixture boil over the edge of the pan.
Step 2: Simmer
Once boiling, reduce the mixture a simmer. Then, simmer uncovered for 14 minutes, whisking occasionally.
Step 3: Add peppermint and cool
Next, remove the pot from heat and allow to cool for a minute before whisking in the peppermint extract and salt. Finally, allow the syrup to cool completely then place in a glass jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks
Step 4: Enjoy!
Homemade Peppermint Mocha Latte Recipe – Starbucks Copycat
- 1 tbsp peppermint mocha latte syrup
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 2 shots of espresso or 1 small cup of coffee
- Cocoa powder for garnish
To begin, brew espresso or coffee and place in mug of choice. Then, froth milk with the latte syrup in a milk frother or warm milk and mix with latte syrup using a hand frother.
Next, pour peppermint mocha foam over coffee or espresso. Finally, garnish your mug with a dash of extra cocoa powder.
How should I store this latte syrup?
It is important to allow the syrup to cool completely and then transfer to a glass jar. I like to use mason jars with a plastic replacement lid.
Place the syrup in the fridge and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
- 1 can light coconut milk (13.5oz)
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Add coconut milk, coconut sugar and cocoa powder to a small sauce pan
- Whisk the ingredients together and bring to a boil – be careful not to let the mixture boil over the edge of the pan
- Once boiling, reduce to a simmer
- Simmer uncovered for 14 minutes, whisking occasionally
- Remove the pot from heat and allow to cool for a minute before whisking in the peppermint extract and salt
- Allow the syrup to cool completely then place in a glass jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks