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Peppermint Patty Mochas

  • Yield: makes 1 mocha; easily multiplied 1x



For One Mocha:

  • 1 large peppermint patty, finely chopped
  • 2 oz hot espresso (or strong coffee)
  • 8 oz steamed milk with foam (see NOTES below)

Optional Garnishes:

  • Chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Additional chopped peppermint patties
  • Fresh mint


  1. Place the chopped peppermint patty into the bottom of a large mug. Pour the hot espresso into the mug and stir for a few seconds to melt the peppermint patty into the hot espresso.
  2. Top with the steamed milk and foam. Garnish with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and/or additional chopped peppermint patties.


  1. I find that using one peppermint patty 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!
  2. I have a fancy-schmancy milk frother machine as well as a Nespresso with a built-in milk frothing option, so making steamed milk at home is a breeze. If you do NOT have either of these options (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.