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3-Minute Skinny Peppermint Mocha

Starbucks! They know me!


I tend to stay away for the most part during the warmer months.. (which, let’s be real, is 97% of the time in Tucson.) I can make my own coffee at home, and save for the occasional iced green tea lemonade, it’s rare that I’ll hit up the SB drive thru. That is, until the winter months roll around. I’m in line before you can finish saying “soy pumpkin spice latte.”

I’m a sucker. At least I own it, though? (right?)

“Hi! Is Livi in the car?!” 

“Yep, she’s back there!”

“The usual?”


It tastes like dessert, is a perfect afternoon jolt, and while I don’t *love* soy milk, it’s still a lovely treat.

At the same time, it’s also $4, which adds up.

For Dine-In December, I was determined to make something I could enjoy at home with almond milk instead of soy.


homemade peppermint mocha

It takes about 3 minutes to put together and is a fierce competitor to its drive-thru cousin. Peppermint extract gives it all the flavor, minus the calories and sugar from a syrup.

skinny peppermint mocha

Hope you enjoy!


Skinny Peppermint Mocha



  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp vanilla creamer of choice
  • 6 drops liquid vanilla Stevia
  • 7 drops peppermint extract (or to taste)
  • 8 oz fresh, strong coffee


  1. 1. Put the chocolate chips in the bottom of a mug. Top with creamer, Stevia and peppermint extract.
  2. 2. Pour fresh coffee on top and whisk with a fork until the chocolate chips have melted.

skinny peppermint mocha ingredients

ingredients in a mug


Bottoms up! ?

Are you a coffee drinker? What’s your “usual?”

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