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Hot Chocolate Latte

This creamy, rich chocolate-y, Hot Chocolate Latte has become a regular hit around our area. It’s a delicious cup of your favorite hot chocolate but caffeinated and super-charged. Making it at home has never been easier, so you can kick those Starbucks Hot Chocolate Latte prices to the curb!

It’s a wonderful time of the year with all the fun winter flavors, all the fun warm drinks, and all the cute winter food and cocktails. Maybe you saw some of our previous latte recipes, like our Caramel Apple Latte or Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte and are craving a Peppermint Hot Chocolate Latte– we have you covered.

We’ve been a little latte obsessed, we even had an Eggnog Latte and a Caramel Brulee Latte. They’re all so delicious, you have to try them.

And if you’re more of a Hot Chocolate lover, try out this Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate or our Nutella Hot Chocolate or these incredibly Hot Cocoa Cookies!

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Why You’ll Love This

  • Don’t have to add time to your day waiting in line to grab your caffeine jolt
  • Only uses a few ingredients
  • Super simple to make
  • Affordable drink recipe
  • Can use your Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix to save even more money (and get even more flavor!)

Ingredients Needed

  • Espresso
  • Peppermint syrup
  • Water
  • Hot chocolate mix or keurig hot chocolate cup- if you want homemade, we have a mix recipe for you to try.
  • Milk
  • Whipped opping
  • Crushed peppermint candies

Tools Needed

Espresso Machine or Moka Pot

DeLonghi EC155 15 Bar Espresso and Cappuccino Machine, Black
  • Note: 1)Too coarse a grind, too little coffee, or insufficiently tamping the grounds before brewing can all lead to inadequate pressure for a proper brew. 2)It is important to note that the amount of espresso extracted will vary depending on the grind size and amount and reprogramming may be needed when the size and amount are adjusted

Bialetti - Moka Express: Iconic Stovetop Espresso Maker, Makes Real Italian Coffee, Moka Pot 3 Cups (4.3 Oz - 130 Ml), Aluminium, Silver
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Keurig or Microwave to Make Hot Cocoa

Keurig K-Mini Plus Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Black
  • WHAT'S IN THE BOX: Keurig K-Mini Plus single serve coffee maker, pod storage unit that fits in your brewer and can hold up to 9 K-Cup pods.Filter type:Reusable

Milk Frother

FrothBlast™ Milk Frother Handheld for Coffee (Foam Maker) Electric Whisk Drink Mixer for Lattes, Cappuccino, Frappe, Matcha, Hot Chocolate (BLACK)
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Jar to Froth Milk In and Second To Serve and Store Latte

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  • VERSATILE - This is the best regular mouth mason jar for fermenting or canning pickles, tomatoes, sauerkraut, salmon, kidney beans, and pumpkin in the comfort of your home. Save money and live healthy by knowing what is in your food! Great as candle jars, wedding party favors or rustic farm decor.

How To Make A Hot Chocolate Latte

  1. Using your espresso machine, brew two shots of your espresso. Brew your hot chocolate either in keurig or other means.
  2. Add in one pump of peppermint syrup to your jar. Pour in the 2 shots of espresso and your hot chocolate.
  3. In separate container, froth your milk and add the froth milk to the top of you jar with espresso and hot cocoa.
  4. Add whipped topping and crushed peppermint candies.


  • Trade up the chocolate used in the homemade hot chocolate mix– use dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, etc.
  • Instead of just plain hot chocolate- use a snowman hot chocolate bomb, reindeer hot chocolate bomb or a frozen winter hot chocolate bomb .
  • Trade out your milk– instead of cows milk, use almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, etc.
  • Add a splash of Baileys– If you’re of legal drinking age, add a splash of homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream for an extra taste of yum!
  • Add a splash of apple crisp syrup or homemade oat milk.
  • Whole milk is the preferred option for it’s nice fat content, but you can use other milk if needed.
  • Use different toppings- add a dollop of DIY marshmallow fluff, crushed candy canes, caramel drizzle, Chocolate fudge drizzle, etc

Tips and Tricks

  • You can use a moka pot or programmable espresso machine to make your espresso faster.
  • Use freshly roasted coffee beans that have a medium to high roasting level for optimal espresso.
  • If using ground coffee, try to use finely ground, fresh rinds.
  • We photographed this recipe before we had our homemade hot chocolate mix recipe worked out, so you’ll see store bought mix and keurig hot chocolate in these photos. That can be used too. But eventually, we will reshoot these images to include our own mix recipe 😅
  • This is the perfect drink for sippin’ on while driving around checking out the neighborhood Christmas light displays.

Can You Freeze This?

We don’t recommend this. This drink is best enjoyed once you make it due to the nature of the drink ingredients and preparation.

How Long Is This Good For?

We recommend drinking and enjoying it as soon as you make it.

Can You Make This Over Ice?

Sure, if you want to make an Iced Peppermint Hot Chocolate Latte, you can. Heads Up: The ice may end up diluting the drink or changing the flavor slightly if you wait to long to drink it though.

Looking down on latte with peppermints.

Other Recipes

Some of our other recipes we think you may enjoy are:

Jar of Peppermint Hot Chocolate Latte with peppermint candies around it sitting on a dish towel.

Hot Chocolate Latte with Peppermint

Mason Jar Recipe
Skip the coffee house prices and lines and learn how to make your own Hot Chocolate Latte. Simple to make, rich, creamy and delicious.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving


  • 2 shots Espresso
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint syrup
  • ¾ cup water
  • hot chocolate mix or keurig hot chocolate cup
  • cup milk frothed
  • whipped topping
  • crushed peppermint candies for topping


  • Using your espresso machine, brew two shots of your espresso. Brew your hot chocolate either in keurig or other means.
  • Add in one pump of peppermint syrup to your jar. Pour in the 2 shots of espresso and your hot chocolate.
  • In separate container, froth your milk and add the froth milk to the top of you jar with espresso and hot cocoa.
  • Add whipped topping and crushed peppermint candies.
Keyword Hot Chocolate Latte
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