DIY / Essential Oils / Healthy Living

DIY Peppermint Mocha Latte

This post comes from my son.  Personally, I am a tea drinker.  However, this recipe can easily be modified for those like me that prefer to tote tea.  I would probably choose to use hot water and almond milk.   In addition, if I were to write this recipe, stevia or honey would be substituted for the sugar  and a non dairy milk used.    (FYI, not all essential oils are approved for internal consumption.  I only ingest Young Living essential oils because I am certain of their  GRAS  status and “seed to seal” purity.)

For all you coffee lovers!

“I always love the seasonal drinks at Starbucks, but did you know a Peppermint Mocha Latte there involves four (4) pumps of processed sugary syrups?    To mix up a healthier holiday treat in the comfort of my own home I used some common baking supplies, coffee, milk, and Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil to get my seasonal coffee fix on the cheap.”

In a large (14 oz or bigger) mug combine the following:


-1 scant 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I use dark)

-1 heaping 1/2 tsp sugar (vary to taste, I tend towards very lightly sweetened)

-1 drop peppermint oil


-pour 8-10 oz hot coffee over the above

-stir gently

-add ~2-3 oz milk (you may want to partially heat the milk first, amount milk also varies to taste)

-give it one last stir and enjoy!