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Healthy Peppermint Mocha (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

This healthy peppermint mocha drink is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. It tastes just like the coffee shop classic, with minimal sugar and calories.
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 drink


  • 1-2 shots espresso can sub 1-2 oz strong coffee
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk silk unsweetened vanilla almond milk froths the best for me
  • 1 heaping tsp cocoa powder
  • coconut whipped cream and crushed candy canes optional toppings


  • Brew the espresso into a mug. While waiting, prepare the milk to froth.
  • Add the maple syrup and peppermint extract to the brewed espresso. Mix with a hand whisk.
  • When the milk is frothed, pour into the mug, saving the foam. Add the cocoa powder and mix everything together with the hand whisk.
  • Top with the milk foam and any optional toppings such as coconut whipped cream, crushed candy canes, or a sprinkle of cocoa powder. Enjoy!