Got peppermint mocha?

If you’re crazy about chocolate, you’ll absolutely love this coffee drink. A mocha, short for mocha latte or cafe mocha, is just a regular latte (espresso and steamed milk) with a few pumps of chocolate syrup added. Pour in a splash of peppermint syrup, and you’ve got the perfect drink to enjoy on a cold winter day.

We’ve long known how well mint and chocolate flavors complement each other, so it makes perfect sense that they’d work together in this drink, too. Don’t believe the hype? Make one at home and try it for yourself!

Here’s the ingredient list:

3/4 cup of brewed coffee or a shot of espresso
1/3 cup of half and half or whole milk
1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract
1 1/2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of sugar
Whipped cream
Crushed candy canes

Now you’re all set for a cozy evening sipping your coffee while curled up by the fireplace. This homemade peppermint mocha recipe is exactly what you need to get yourself in a cheery mood, whether it’s the holiday season or not.