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Peppermint Coffee

This delicious peppermint coffee with chocolate is a fantastic, festive hot coffee drink that you can make at home in only 5 minutes. It's simple, yet delicious, and the perfect morning coffee for Christmas.
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy cane coffee, christmas coffee, peppermint, peppermint coffee, peppermint mocha
Servings: 1 large cup
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Tonje


  • 1 shot espresso (or strong brewed coffee)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract

Optional toppings

  • 1 candy cane
  • whipped cream


  • Add the milk, sugar, cacao powder, and peppermint extract to a small pot. Place it on the stove, and gently heat it up over medium heat while you whisk the ingredients to quickly combine them.
  • The milk mixture should not boil, but simply be warm. Then, add the espresso or strong brewed coffee, and stir.
  • Adjust the amount of sugar, peppermint, or coffee to taste if you wish, and serve hot peppermint mocha with candy canes and whipped cream on top.



  • Optionally serve the peppermint mocha with whipped cream and a candy cane on top.
  • Adjust the amount of peppermint, cocoa powder, and sugar added to taste.
  • Use any milk you like, such as oat milk, whole milk, skim milk, almond milk, or soy milk.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 869mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 298mg | Iron: 1mg