Peppermint Mocha Latte
Peppermint Mocha Latte

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
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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!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword peppermint mocha latte
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Serving
Calories 100 kcal
Author Rebecca Swanner


  • 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


  1. Bring milk, cocoa powder, and honey (if desired) to a boil in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

  2. Remove from heat; mix vigorously with a whisk until frothy.

  3. Pour coffee into a large serving mug; top with milk mixture.

  4. Garnish with mint leaf if desired.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Mocha Latte
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 6g 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.