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Peppermint mocha topped with coconut whipped cream and crushed candy canes.

Healthy Peppermint Mocha

  • Author: Laurel
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This 5 ingredient Peppermint Mocha tastes just like Starbucks but is secretly healthy! Naturally sweetened and loaded with antioxidants!


  • 3 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee or 4 shots of espresso
  • 13 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • scant 1/8th teaspoon peppermint extract


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk until it starts to steam.
  2. While the milk is heating, stir together the coffee, cacao powder, maple syrup, and mint extract. Pour into the milk and whisk to combine.
  3. Serve in mugs topped with optional coconut whipped cream and crushed candy canes.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe (with 1 tablespoons maple syrup per serving)
  • Calories: 147
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Sodium: 272mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: almond milk, maple syrup, mint extract, cacao powder, vegan, gluten free, paleo