Starbucks Iced Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Copycat Recipe

starbucks iced peppermint white chocolate mocha copycat recipe
Author: Heather
Category: Christmas
Published Date: 05/05/2023
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We love Starbucks. But with so many ingredients being out of stock regularly, we’ve had to learn to make our favorite Starbucks drinks at home (it’s. When I polled my Instagram followers to find out which drink they wished they could make at home, there were overwhelming requests for iced peppermint white chocolate mocha.

According to the Starbucks website, an iced peppermint white chocolate mocha contains espresso, white chocolate sauce, peppermint-flavored syrup, and milk served over ice and topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate curls.

Now that I’ve figured out the recipe at home, you don’t have to wait until the holidays to enjoy this popular holiday drink! Let me show you how easy it is to make.

Don’t love the peppermint flavor? Make sure to try our Starbucks iced white chocolate mocha copycat recipe.

iced coffee in a Starbucks cup with whipped cream and chocolate curls
dropping chocolate curls onto whipped cream

Before I share our Starbucks iced peppermint white chocolate mocha, let me share a few tips about the ingredients.

When it comes to espresso, you have a couple of options. You can brew it at home and allow it to cool down or purchase one of the varieties of cold espresso they now sell in most grocery store refrigerator sections.  I recommend the unsweetened kind because you can always make something sweeter, but you can’t remove it if it’s too sweet.

If you have an espresso machine, that is probably the quickest and easiest way. You can also use a stovetop espresso maker.  We tried both ways and found the espresso richer with the machine, but it will work with either!

starbucks iced peppermint white chocolate mocha copycat recipe
iced coffee on a counter next to chocolate curls

While you can choose whichever milk you prefer, we prefer almond milk. It’s creamier, in my opinion. You can use sweetened or unsweetened, depending on how you like your iced peppermint white chocolate mocha. We used unsweetened, and my daughter didn’t need to add sugar (she usually likes her drink sweet).

They had no white chocolate sauce available at our grocery store or Target, so I ordered a bottle of DaVinci Gourmet White Chocolate Sauce from Amazon, which arrived the following day. You only need four tablespoons per cup, so if you don’t plan on making this drink often, you might want to get a smaller container.

I found the peppermint syrup on Amazon. I like this particular brand because it comes with a pump.

Finally, while the whipped cream and chocolate curls are optional, I found the chocolate curls at Walmart, and they work perfectly. If you want to make them yourself, several instructional posts are availlable online to show you how.

steps to make the starbucks iced peppermint white chocolate mocha

I’ve tried to show the steps in the photos above to make making your Starbucks iced peppermint white chocolate mocha a bit easier.

Step 1: Combine milk, white chocolate sauce, and peppermint syrup.

Step 2: Pour in espresso and stir.

Step 3: Fill up the cup with ice.

Step 4: Top with whipped cream and chocolate curls. Enjoy!

close up of chocolate curls on top of whipped cream
hand grabbing a starbucks iced peppermint white chocolate mocha

Starbucks iced peppermint white chocolate mocha copycat

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starbucks iced peppermint white chocolate mocha copycat recipe

Starbucks Iced Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Copycat Recipe


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  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 20 oz cup 1x

Description

Espresso meets a trio of white chocolate sauce, peppermint-flavored syrup, and milk, served over ice and topped with whipped cream and dark-chocolate curls—a sweet, oh-so-delightfully merry treat you can make at home.


Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 45 oz espresso, chilled or room temp
  • 5 pumps peppermint syrup (approx. 5 tbsp)
  • 4 pumps white chocolate mocha sauce (approx. 4 tbsp)
  • Ice

Optional Toppings

  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate curls


Instructions

  • Combine milk, white chocolate sauce, and peppermint syrup.
  • Pour in espresso and stir.
  • Fill up the cup with ice.
  • Top with whipped cream and chocolate curls. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 20oz
  • Calories: 660
  • Sugar: 98g
  • Fat: 23g
starbucks iced peppermint white chocolate mocha copycat recipe

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This iced peppermint white chocolate mocha is a popular Starbucks holiday drink that you can make at home. It's refreshing and delicious.
This iced peppermint white chocolate mocha is a popular Starbucks holiday drink that you can make at home. It's refreshing and delicious.

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  • I love peppermint but have never had this drink with my dairy allergy. Now that I know what it takes to make one, I can find a few substitutes so I can enjoy it at home!






  • This sounds amazing, I would not be surprised if it turns out much tastier than the original version from Starbucks.






  • I’ve never had any sort of special drink from Starbucks, would you believe? Not even the pumpkin spice craze that kicks off in the fall. I find their drinks much too sweet. But maybe a homemade version would work better?

  • Oh, my yes! This iced peppermint white chocolate mocha sounds amazing! I have a Nespresso machine at home and this is the perfect recipe to make! Thank you for the great and easy-to-follow recipe!






  • I absolutely love Starbucks. I drink a Mocha Frappuccino almost every morning. I love their white chocolate too. I’ll have to drink the peppermint. Looks delicious!






  • YES! I absolutely love this. Their peppermint mocha is one of my favorite drinks, but I refuse to give up my entire wallet to drink one. This is so fantastic!