Just use a blender to give the milk that foamy, frothy texture everyone loves. Then add some strong brewed coffee, a touch of peppermint extract and top it with a little whipped cream - that's it! Best of all, NO artificial syrups and NO artificial sweeteners are used. All natural.
I hope you continue to enjoy latte's as much as we do, and if you're still craving for the pumpkin spice latte as well (why wait till next Fall, right?) try our other favorite, Pumpkin Spice Lattes! Enjoy!
Peppermint Mocha Latte (Similar to Starbucks)
- 2 + 1/3 cups hot low-fat 2% or fat-free Milk
- 6 Tbsp. Ghirardelli Premium Hot Cocoa powder (Double Chocolate flavor)
- 1/4 tsp. pure peppermint extract
- 1 to 2 shots (about 2 ounces each) of brewed espresso
- whipped cream
- 2 pinches of cocoa powder to garnish
Pour hot milk into a blender. Add the cocoa powder, peppermint extract and 1 shot of espresso. Take a kitchen towel and place it on top of the cover and hold the lid down before you turn the blender on. Press the lowest speed first, then gradually press to the higher speed and blend for about 60 seconds, until the milk becomes frothy.
Before you pour latte into your mugs, taste the latte. We like it with 1 shot of espresso (2 ounces of coffee), but if you prefer a strong mocha flavor, add the second shot of espresso into the blender and blend again for a few seconds more. Pour into 2 mugs.
Garnish on top with whipped cream and one pinch of cocoa powder.