Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha – that great taste of the holidays with peppermint and white hot chocolate combined with coffee can now be made at home.
I don’t know about you, but when it gets to be the holidays and the peppermint flavor suddenly appears at my favorite coffee shop…
It’s game on.
And I know that the flavor is available throughout the year because I’ve had it in the warmer months, but peppermint and candy canes just scream holiday to me.
I know some of you are probably saying, “Geez, Lynne, nice posting this recipe now when it’s after Christmas and the candy canes have all been eaten or have vanished from the stores with all Christmas items being discounted 50% or more!
Ah, well, candy canes and / or peppermint bits are pretty for decoration and all, but they’re really not going to make a difference in the actual drink, so don’t fret.
This drink really couldn’t be any easier, and I certainly plan on drinking it without any candy canes for quite a few weeks to come.
There have been countless times that I’ve been to a well-known-and-just-happens-to-be-on-every-street-corner coffee shop and ordered this drink. I’m going to save me SO much money now!! This is SO exciting!!
It’s the little things if life, right? 😉
I found this white chocolate hot cocoa mix at my local Safeway store. I’ve seen other white chocolate mixes from Land O’Lakes in various stores and it’s also sold here on Amazon if you’re unable to locate at your favorite grocer.
- 3 tablespoons white chocolate hot cocoa
- 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract depending on desired amount
- 10 ounces freshly brewed hot coffee
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- crushed candy canes or peppermint bits plus additional for topping
- whipped cream if desired
Place the crushed candy canes or peppermint bits onto a plate.
Place the marshmallows into a wide shallow rim bowl (wind enough to fit the mug rim) or plate and microwave for 15 - 20 seconds until soft and melted.
Immediately dip the mug into the marshmallows, taking care to cover all edges of the rim. There may be some dangly marshmallow strands, but those can be cut with a knife or attached to the glass before adding the candy.
Immediately dip the mug into the crushed candy cane.
Place three tablespoons of the white chocolate hot cocoa mix into your coffee mug.
Add the peppermint extract.
Pour the 10 ounces of coffee into the mug and mix thoroughly.
Top with whipped cream and additional crushed candy, if desired.
I used 1/4 teaspoon of the peppermint extract and thought with the 10 ounces of coffee that it was perfect. If you use less coffee, I recommend using 1/8 teaspoon as the 1/4 teaspoon was a bit too strong for that amount of coffee, but still use the three tablespoons of cocoa mix.
I rate everything I make on a scale of 1 -4 and this Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha earned…4 rolling pins!!
I don’t think I’ll ever need to order another one at the corner coffee shop again!
This was so darn delicious, my daughters and I couldn’t get over it and it was so pretty, too with the decorated rim!
I was in Walmart this morning and they still had plenty of candy canes for sale AND they were 50% off, so get to your store and stock up so you can enjoy this wonderful drink for months to come! OR get a head start when next winter rolls around!
If you like this Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha, then you’ll enjoy…
Take a look at these other coffee drinks from me and my fellow bloggers…
Snickerdoodle Latte from House of Yumm
Caramel Brulée Coffee from Foxes Loves Lemons
S’Mores Latte from Inside BruCrew Life
Pumpkin White Chocolate Mocha Latte from Will Cook for Smiles
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte from The Cookie Rookie
I give you BIG baking hugs and muffins!!
Take a look at these videos for making the perfect coffee!
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