My Recipe for Starbucks Skinny Peppermint Mocha Recipe

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It’s a hot, minty, chocolate, coffee treat…Starbucks makes their dreamy, skinny holiday drink with espresso, steamed nonfat milk, sugar-free mocha sauce and sugar-free peppermint syrup. My home version is simple to make since I’m using strong brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa, Splenda and peppermint extract. Each (12oz) drink has 90 calories, 1 gram of fat and 2 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.

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  • ⅔ cup fat-free milk
  • ⅔ cup strong brewed coffee or decaf, I used Starbucks Vanilla K-cup, see shopping tips
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa, see shopping tips
  • 2 packages Splenda, Equal or your favorite sugar substitute
  • ⅛ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 tablespoons light whipped cream
  • Dash of cocoa or crushed candy cane



  1. Brew coffee stronger than usual. In a small pot, add milk, cocoa, Splenda and peppermint extract. Over medium high heat, mix until cocoa is dissolved and mixture is hot.
  2. Transfer to a blender and process for about 15 seconds until foamy. If you don’t have a blender, don’t worry. Just whisk the mixture in the pot continuously with a wire whisk until foamy. Pour brewed coffee into a large cup and pour hot milk mixture over coffee. Stir to blend.
  3. Top with whipped cream, if desired.
  4. Makes 1 (12 oz) serving
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 40g
Calories 100  
Calories from Fat 59 59%
Total Fat 6.67g 8%
Saturated Fat 3.61g 14%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 37mg 1%
Total Carbs 8.15g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g 6%
Sugars 1.65g 1%
Protein 2.56g 4%



  • Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
    December 15, 2013
    Shopping Tips
    I strongly recommend you buy a good quality unsweetened cocoa. It does make a huge difference. I like to use Ghirardelli or Droste. Most supermarkets sell these 2 brands.

    Peppermint extract can be found in supermarkets in the spice section. I bought mine at Trader Joe’s.

    I like to make this drink using the new Starbucks Vanilla Coffee (k-cup) for the Keurig machine. Most supermarkets and Target sell this yummy, vanilla coffee. Or use your favorite regular coffee.

    *This recipe was share on Weekend Potluck:

    Weight Watchers (old points) 1

    Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 2

    SKINNY FACTS: for 1 (12 oz) cup (without whipped cream)
    90 calories, 1g fat, 4mg chol, 9g protein, 15g carbs, 3g fiber, 103mg sodium, 10g sugar

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