Drinks

December 17, 2020

Healthy Peppermint Mocha

Rich and filled with chocolate-y mint goodness, this Healthy Peppermint Mocha will become your go-to plant-based drink all winter long.

Healthy Peppermint Mocha

It's not the holidays without a little bit of peppermint, right?

And everyone loves chocolate! I think that's why the Starbucks Peppermint Mocha drink is so popular. It's tasty and festive. Win, win.

This drink, however is tasty, festive, AND healthy. No added sugars, syrups, or sugar-replacers. Also, no dairy. It's a healthy alternative to the calorie-laden drinks you find at most coffee places. And perfect for a morning pick-me-up or an afternoon spent curled up next to the fire.

Features

  • Dietary needs — this recipe is plant-based, oil-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free
  • Perfect holiday treat— the seasonal flavors are a great excuse to be festive
  • Quick and easy — this drink is SUPER quick and there’s no barista experience required
  • No equipment — no need to buy a milk steamer or espresso machine

Healthy Peppermint Mocha

Ingredients

  • Unsweetened Chocolate: Make sure to buy truly unsweetened chocolate, not just dark chocolate. Dark chocolate has added sugar AND can also have milk. Read the ingredients to ensure you're buying a completely plant-based chocolate.
  • Oat Milk: I chose oat milk for this recipe, because it is thick and creamy. If you'd like, you can use another non-dairy milk like almond, coconut, or cashew.
  • Black Coffee: Just your typical cup of coffee. Brew it strong!
  • Date Syrup: You can use date syrup as a natural sweetener if you'd like. I found this drink to be perfectly tasty without any sweetener, but if you are used to a sweeter beverage, adding date syrup will give you the flavor you want.
  • Peppermint Extract: This is how we get the peppermint flavor - find peppermint extract in the baking aisle.

How to make a Healthy Peppermint Mocha

Step 1. Start by brewing some coffee. If you don't want to drink coffee, you can skip this step and use more oat milk in the next step.

Step 2. In a small pot, melt the chocolate and oat milk over medium-low heat.

Step 3. Once the chocolate is completely melted, stir in the date syrup and peppermint extract. Taste and add additional date syrup or peppermint extract.

Step 4. Divide the coffee into two mugs, then pour in the chocolate mixture. Enjoy!

Healthy Peppermint Mocha

Recipe Prayer

Jesus, thank you for warm drinks and holiday spirit. Let us use this drink to spread Your story during this season. Amen.

Preparation and Storage

You'll want to make this drink right before you want to drink it. Because it has melted chocolate, when it gets cold, the chocolate will begin to harden and create clumps in the bottom of the mug.

Related Recipes

Looking for other tasty beverages? Check out my Snickerdoodle Latte recipe.

Healthy Peppermint Mocha

Healthy Peppermint Mocha

Rich and filled with chocolate-y mint goodness, this Healthy Peppermint Mocha will become your go-to plant-based drink all winter long.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

2

Prep:

5

min

cook:

0

min

total:

5

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Ounce Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 1 Cup Oat Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cups Black Coffee
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Date Syrup +/- to taste
  • 4-8 Drops Peppermint Extract

Instructions

  1. In a small pot, melt the chocolate and oat milk over medium-low heat.
  2. Once the chocolate is completely melted, stir in the date syrup and peppermint extract.
  3. Divide the coffee into two mugs, then pour in the chocolate mixture. Enjoy!

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August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography