How To Make A Peppermint Mocha (Recipe)
How Do You Make A Peppermint Mocha?
Getting into the festive season?
Move over eggnog lattes and hello Peppermint Mocha!
If you can’t make it to a Menotti’s Coffee Stop to try one, make it at home instead with this step-by-step guide on making your own Peppermint Mocha.
We make ours with a home-made chocolate Ganache, but you can also use cocoa powder and stir it into the espresso to form a rich, velvety paste.
Barista Juan describes the reasons he loves the Peppermint Mocha by saying:
“Enjoying a hot Peppermint Mocha on a cold winter morning just hits different. Minty chocolate flavor hits when you take that first sip. It feels like it’s doing your body good during those cooler mornings!”
How To Make A Peppermint Mocha At Home - Ingredients & Tips
Which Beans pair best for a Peppermint Mocha?
Which milk pairs best with a Peppermint Mocha?
For maximum creaminess, whole milk is best, however if you’re looking for a plant based alternative, Oat milk can simulate a similar consistency and flavor profile.
We use Minor Figures Organic Oat Milk in Menotti’s Coffee Stop.
Peppermint Mocha Ingredients
- Coffee beans
- Cocoa or chocolate ganache
- Peppermint extract
- Milk (or milk substitute of choice)
- Vanilla extract (optional)
- Whipped cream or whipped cream substitute (optional)
1. Brew your Menotti’s Coffee Beans
Brew a strong cup of coffee — or for best results — espresso, using a home machine or moka pot.
2. Add the Chocolate
Add 1-2 teaspoons of Cocoa or chocolate ganache to the coffee, stir it until it forms a velvety paste.
3. Add the peppermint extract
Add 2 drops of peppermint extract to the ganache and coffee mixture and stir
4. Pour the chocolate mixture into your favorite mug
For best results, warm the mug prior to serving, add the heated milk and enjoy!
5. Steam the milk
If you have a coffee machine with a steaming wand, foam your milk to an optimal temperature (see our post about steaming the perfect milk) or alternatively heat the milk on the stovetop until it’s warm but not boiling.
- Top with a dusting of cocoa powder
- Add vanilla extract to the coffee and chocolate mixture with the peppermint extract
- Top with whipped cream or whipped coconut cream for a vegan version
Where Can I Find The Best Peppermint Mocha Near Me?
Want to try the real thing?
Available only for the month of December.
Don’t live close by?
Buy a bag of beans online and replicate it at home, have a Merry Menotti’s Christmas!