Take a break from your busy holiday shopping schedule with our peppermint mocha recipe. It is rich, delicious, and rivals peppermint mochas from popular coffee shops. Make these at home with your loved ones and enjoy by the tree or fireplace.

Start by chopping 4-oz. of semi-sweet baker’s chocolate. Be sure to sneak a couple of pieces just to make sure it’s good.

Next, heat the milk in a medium saucepan and add the chocolate to melt in the milk.

Add two 1.5-oz. shots of espresso.

Stir in 3 tablespoons of peppermint syrup.

Top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and enjoy!

Ingredients:

3 cups milk
4-oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons peppermint syrup
3-oz. espresso

Preparation:

Heat milk in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Do not boil. Add the chocolate and stir until combined. Turn heat down to low. Add syrup and espresso. Top with whipped cream and additional chocolate shavings. Serve hot.

Makes two large peppermint mochas.