cozy homemade peppermint mocha

Ingredients :

  • For the Mint Syrup
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves OR 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (or a combination of both)
  • For the Mocha
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 Nespresso Altissio espresso capsule
  • whipped cream
  • crushed candy canes

Directions :

  1. Bring the water to a low boil. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Add the mint or peppermint extract and steep for 10-15 minutes (heat off or on low) until the syrup has good flavor to it. Remove the mint leaves and store in the refrigerator for future peppermint mochas. 🙂
  2. Heat the milk and unsweetened chocolate together until melted (could be in the microwave or on the stovetop).
  3. Prepare one espresso capsule and add the milk mixture and 2-3 tablespoons mint syrup. Top with whipped cream and candy cane pieces.
  4. NOTES
    If you don’t like such a strong espresso taste, mix this with some regular coffee – we love Nespresso’s new limited edition coffee capsules: Swiss Chocolate!

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