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Peppermint Patty Mochas

  • Author: Molly
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 mocha (easily multiplied) 1x


These Peppermint Patty Mochas couldn’t be easier to put together – it’s the least work you’ll have for a peppermint mocha at home! If you love coffee and minty chocolate, you will adore these!



For One Mocha:

  • 2 small or 1 large peppermint patty
  • 2 oz hot espresso (or strong coffee)
  • 4 oz steamed milk with foam (see NOTES below)

Optional Garnishes:

  • Chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Additional chopped peppermint patties
  • Chopped candy canes or peppermint candies


  1. Place the peppermint patty into the bottom of a coffee mug (if using a large peppermint patty, chop it into pieces first).
  2. Pour the hot espresso into the mug and stir for a few seconds to melt the peppermint patty into the hot espresso. You can also use a handheld frother or whisk to help this process along.
  3. Top with the steamed milk and foam. Garnish however you prefer! I love a little whipped cream, an extra peppermint patty, and some crushed candy canes for fun.


  • I find that using one large or two smaller peppermint patties is plenty sweet for my taste, but if a sweeter drink is desired, stir in a teaspoon or two of sugar or simple syrup (or up the amount of peppermint patty you put in the mug). All coffee beverages are definitely TO TASTE!
  • I use my Nespresso frother to prepare the milk. If you do NOT have this option (which I didn’t for many years), you can make your own steamed milk by heating it in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking it almost constantly. As it gets hot, the whisking will create a sort of foam on top. Once hot and foamy, carefully pour the milk, while holding the accumulated surface foam back with your whisk/spoon, into the cup with your espresso and gently spoon the foam on top. Also: I have found that milk with lower fat content (skim or 1%) works best with this method.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: None
  • Category: coffee drinks

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