These are so easy to make at home, and you can enjoy them in the comfort of your flannel PJs - no waiting in lines, not to mention much cheaper! You can easily double this recipe, too!
For one drink:
1/2 packet hot cocoa mix (1 ounce size)
1 Tablespoon peppermint simple syrup (recipe below)
1 shot espresso
1/2 cup heated milk plus 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
homemade whipped cream
chocolate curls for topping
For Aimee's Peppermint Simple Syrup:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the water and sugar and cook until the sugar dissolves. This is your simple syrup. Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon peppermint extract. Store in a mason jar and set aside.
For Aimee's Peppermint Mocha Latte:
Place 1/2 packet of hot cocoa mix in the bottom of your mug. Stir in 1 Tablespoon of peppermint simple syrup to make a paste. Add one shot of freshly brewed espresso (or 2 shots to make it a double) and then add 1/2 cup heated milk, (to which you have added 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract). Stir all together then top with homemade whipped cream and chocolate curls.