PEPPERMINT MOCHA COFFEE

This Peppermint Mocha Coffee is the perfect holiday beverage to start your day! You will love the deliciously sweet chocolate-peppermint flavor, and it is SO simple to make!


As I sit here typing this post, you better believe I have a mug full of this Peppermint Mocha Coffee sitting on my desk. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I am now slightly addicted to sweet, candy-cane-filled, oh-so-chocolatey drink. It’s WICKED good, you guys. So if I sound like I’m buzzing around on a caffeine high, it’s probably because… I am! And shortly after reading this post, I’m almost certain you will be too!

Let’s talk coffee! I cannot live without my morning cup of steaming hot goodness. I stumble down the stairs each morning, quickly pour some coffee grounds into the magic machine, and after adding a liberal amount of hazelnut creamer and sugar (I actually prefer stevia), I take the glorious first sip. Ahh…

Okay… NOW I’m ready to go wake up my little monsters and start the get-your-butt-moving-you’re-going-to-be-late-for-school routine.

As I said, hazelnut is my go-to flavor, but during the holidays I like to jazz it up (insert jazz hands here) and go with a more festive flavor. Ever tried Starbucks Peppermint Mocha? yummmmm…

But I decided that instead of splurging on Starbucks to get my festive coffee fix, I’d make it myself at home. We have to pay for all those Christmas presents somehow! According to Starbucks’ website, a tall Peppermint Mocha will set you back 320 calories, 13 grams of fat, and 42 grams of sugar. YIKES. My version, according to calculations on My Fitness Pal, will only cost you 140 calories, 1.4 grams of fat, and 20 grams of sugar. BIG difference, my friends.

PEPPERMINT MOCHA COFFEE

Of course, everyone has their own coffee preferences, so feel free to brew your coffee as strong as you like, add sweetener if necessary, use almond milk (I used Silk’s Unsweetened Almond Milk to calculate the nutrition facts above) or dairy milk, and if you’re feeling REALLY festive…

… add a big dollop of whipped cream, a candy cane for garnish, and a heaping drizzle of chocolate sauce. Hey, it’s the holidays! Put on your Christmas jammies, turn on some Santa Baby, and drink a cup of Peppermint Mocha Coffee with me!

This Peppermint Mocha Coffee is the perfect holiday beverage to start your day! You will love the deliciously sweet chocolate-peppermint flavor, and it is SO simple to make!