Peppermint is a flavor of the holidays, and peppermint mocha latte is one of the best ways to enjoy it. This recipe for peppermint mocha latte is sweet, minty, chocolatey, and a delicious treat for coffee lovers. And, it’s super easy!
There’s no need to go to a coffee shop for your peppermint treat. Instead, just whip up this recipe in minutes, and you can modify it however you like. When you use Alex’s Low Acid Coffee, you can make this drink even smoother and more balanced, and it’s even better when you brew it super strong.
Special Diet and Ingredient Options for Peppermint Mocha Latte
No matter what your dietary restrictions, you can enjoy this decadent drink guilt-free. Here are some ways you can change it, whether you prefer full flavor, sugar-free, low-carb, or dairy-free.
Milk: whole milk, skim milk, or a milk substitute, such as oat milk, almond milk, or coconut milk can all work.
Chocolate syrup: it’s easy to choose regular or sugar-free chocolate syrup, or you can even mix in 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 packet of low-calorie sweetener of your choice.
Peppermint: extract or peppermint simple syrup are both delicious choices.
Toppings: you can sprinkle shaved chocolate, baking cocoa (unsweetened cocoa powder), or crushed regular or sugar-free candy canes or peppermint candies over the whipped cream to make it even more festive.
Garnish: turn it into a masterpiece by adding a mint leaf or two to the top of the whipped cream just before serving it.
You can also turn this into an iced beverage very easily. Just pour it over ice cubes in a tall glass before you serve it.
Best Coffee for Peppermint Mocha Latte
This is a sweet drink that shouldn’t be bitter. A smooth, balanced coffee can be the best choice so you can brew it strongly without having a bitter taste when you drink it. Alex’s Low Acid Coffee is lower in acid, so it has less bitter and sour taste that other coffees may have. It also has a chocolate flavor from its French roast. It can also be a possibility on a low-acid diet, such as for heartburn.
If you are concerned about heartburn, you may also want to consider caffeine content, since caffeine can be a trigger. Alex’s Low Acid Coffee comes in Regular, Half Caff, and Decaf versions so you can enjoy your peppermint mocha latte with as much or little caffeine as you want.