McDonalds McCafe Peppermint Mocha

If you have never tried McDonald’s coffee before, you are missing a tasty cup of joe. McDonald’s McCafe Peppermint Mocha is a seasonal coffee that McDonald’s serves up.

Recreate McDonald's McCafe Peppermint Mocha at home with this copycat recipe.

The weather starts to cool down and the leaves have changed colors, which can only mean one thing. It’s the beginning of the holiday season. With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s nice to sit down and relax with a hot drink. The peppermint mocha is perfect for catching up with friends, as an after-dinner treat of just relaxing at home.

McDonald’s McCafe has a line of classic holiday drinks that they bring out just for the season – the McDonald’s McCafe Peppermint mocha being one. This hot coffee is bursting with chocolate and minty flavor and joins an ever-growing line of festive holiday beverages.

The peppermint mocha is easy to recreate at home. One of the best parts of making it at home is you get to control the entire drink process. Want it extra peppermint-y? Go ahead! Love chocolate? Add extra! It’s fun to take a recipe and make it exactly the way you want it.

Enjoy a McDonald's McCafe Peppermint Mocha at home, when you make this copycat recipe.

To start making your own McDonald’s McCafe Peppermint Mochas at home, you first need to make homemade peppermint mocha syrup. It’s easy to whip up and once you have it made you are only a few steps away from a peppermint mocha drink. Make sure you use peppermint extract for this recipe, and not peppermint oil. Not all peppermint oil is made for food consumption.

Coffee Tools

This recipe should be made with espresso, but you can use a really strong cup of coffee. A couple of other options are to use instant espresso powder, or you can use one of my favorite tools. A Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Maker, these Espresso makers are under 30 dollars, and they make a decent cup of espresso without using a fancy and expensive espresso machine.

I hope you give this recipe a try soon. Making fancy coffee drinks at home is easy to do, and you can save a lot of money by making these drinks at home.

Want to try other great copycat coffee drinks? Be sure to try some of these.

More Copycat Coffee Drinks

McDonald’s McCafe Caramel Cappuccino
Starbucks Cafe Mocha
Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha

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Make your own McDonald's McCafe Peppermint Mocha at home with this easy copycat recipe.
Recreate McDonald's McCafe Peppermint Mocha at home with this copycat recipe.

McDonalds McCafe Peppermint Mocha

Recreate this McCafe coffee at home. 
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: McDonald's Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 244kcal


Peppermint Mocha Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Individual Drink Recipe

  • 1-2 tablespoons peppermint mocha syrup (see recipe above)
  • 1 cup coffee or espresso shot
  • 1 cup milk steamed
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream
  • 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup


  • To make the mocha In a saucepan, mix together the sugar and cocoa powder. Add the water and bring to aboil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add the peppermint extract and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. To make the coffee: Pour the syrup in a coffee mug followed by the coffee. Add the steamed milk. Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup, if desired.


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Calcium: 276mg | Iron: 0.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Richard L Walker

    You could do a similar work-up for Starbucks spicy “chili mocha.” I mix the dry ingredients and store them in a small Mason jar (although a syrup like you used here would be great too).

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