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Homemade Peppermint Mocha Creamer Recipe (Cozy & Simple!)

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Peppermint mochas aren’t just for the holiday season — but the creamer can be hard to find in stores the rest of the year. Luckily, you can make a simple peppermint mocha creamer at home!

Enjoy a cozy cup of chocolatey, creamy, minty coffee whenever you’d like using this easy recipe. It is fast, affordable, and doesn’t contain any chemicals or preservatives. Delicious!

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Peppermint Mocha Creamer

Want a cozy cup of holiday coffee? Whip up a batch of this easy peppermint mocha creamer for a no-fuss coffee mixer. You’ll get all of the peppermint and chocolate flavors but a lot fewer calories than a full mocha!
5 stars from 3 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Cooling Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 10 ounces
Calories 50 kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Stovetop
  • Spoon
  • Airtight storage container


  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk any kind
  • ¼ cup half-and-half or heavy cream


  • Pour the water and sugar into your saucepan. Heat over medium for about 3 minutes. You want the sugar to dissolve completely.
  • Remove from the heat and mix in the peppermint extract, vanilla extract, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Let the mixture cool for 3 minutes.
  • Add the milk and cream. Stir thoroughly and then transfer to your airtight container.
  • Your peppermint mocha creamer is ready to drink! It will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.


Calories: 50kcal
Keyword coffee creamer, peppermint mocha creamer

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Peppermint Mocha Recipe Variations

Now that you’ve seen the simple recipe, it’s time to explore the variations! There are lots of ways you can make this creamer your own, and here are a few ideas to get you started:

Make It a Syrup

One delicious option is to skip the milk entirely. Instead of creamer, you’ll have peppermint mocha syrup to mix into your coffee. You will still get all of that delicious flavor but skip a few calories and the creaminess.

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Image: Brent Hofacker, Shutterstock

Try a Different Kind of Milk

We generally use 1% or 2% milk for our coffee creamers because it’s a good balance of calories and creaminess. But you can substitute skim milk for a lighter creamer, or whole milk for the opposite. Another low-calorie option is to only use milk, skipping the half-and-half or heavy cream, which will give you a thinner texture and a lighter creamer.

Other options? Try an alternative like almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk! These vegan, non-dairy milk varieties will add an extra flavor dimension and may even be a bit healthier than cow’s milk. You can even try making almond milk at home to mix into your creamer.

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Experiment With Chocolate

Unsweetened cocoa powder is the easiest form of chocolate to use in a creamer because it mixes in so nicely. But that doesn’t mean it is your only option! You can substitute good quality chocolate milk for regular milk, or try melting chocolate chips in with the syrup on the stove. Don’t forget to adjust the sugar amount if your chocolate is sweetened!

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Final Thoughts

Ready to start whipping up your peppermint mocha creamer? This recipe is fast, easy, and delicious! Even better, you don’t have to wait for the holiday season to enjoy it. Keeping homemade coffee creamer in the refrigerator is a convenient way to add mocha flavor to your home-brewed coffee.


Featured Image Credit: Brent Hofacker, Shutterstock


Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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