Come the holiday season, I love peppermint mocha lattes. But, they’re not exactly low in calories and they’re full of a ton of additives.
The ingredients of the Starbucks version (my personal favorite) are: espresso, milk, mocha sauce (corn syrup, water, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, cocoa (processed with alkali 13%), potassium sorbate, artificial flavor), and peppermint-flavored syrup (sugar, water, natural flavors, preservative, sodium benzoate, citric acid), whipped cream, and dark chocolate.
Calories in one Tall nonfat Peppermint Mocha Latte with no whip (add 70 calories and 7 grams of fat for whip):
Hmm. This prompted me to ask our incredible nutritionists to whip up their own version. I couldn’t be happier, and I think you’ll love it too. If you swap almond milk for nonfat milk and leave out the honey, you can enjoy it vegan.
Peppermint Mocha Latte
Come the holiday season, I love peppermint mocha lattes. But, they're not exactly low in calories. Here's a recipe for a healthier version!
- ½ cup nonfat milk (or unsweetened almond milk)
- 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ tsp. raw honey optional
- ¼ tsp. pure peppermint extract
- 1 cup brewed black coffee (or 1 shot espresso)
- 1 leaf fresh mint for garnish; optional
Bring milk, cocoa powder, and honey (if desired) to a boil in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat; mix vigorously with a whisk until frothy.
Pour coffee into a large serving mug; top with milk mixture.
Garnish with mint leaf if desired.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.