Holiday Peppermint Mocha

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Make spirits bright with a minty mocha to share under the mistletoe or around the piano. I’ve also stirred in coffee liqueur instead of peppermint. —Lauren Brien-Wooster, South Lake Tahoe, California
Holiday Peppermint Mocha Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 8 packets instant hot cocoa mix
  • 1-1/2 cups brewed espresso or double-strength dark roast coffee
  • 3/4 cup peppermint schnapps liqueur or 1 teaspoon peppermint extract plus 3/4 cup additional brewed espresso
  • Whipped cream, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan. Add cocoa mix; whisk until blended. Add espresso and heat through.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in liqueur. If desired, serve with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 197 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 234mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.