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How To Make A Peppermint Mocha (Recipe)

How To Make A Peppermint Mocha (Recipe)

Ready to dazzle family & friends with this seasonal beverage classic? Here's just how to make the best peppermint mocha from the baristas at Menotti's coffee:

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?

We recommend using one of our blends to punch through the rich chocolate-flavor, Juan recommends the ‘V.S.E.B' or 'The Answer’.

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)

Recipe instructions

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. 

Optional additions:

  • 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?

Find us at Menotti’s in Culver City or Venice Beach and we’ll make one for you!

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!