Peppermint Mocha Starbucks Holiday Drinks 3 Ways

Happy holidays! I’m so happy that we’re now officially into the holiday season. I don’t really know why it’s official. Maybe because most people think it’s acceptable to celebrate the holidays now? This is coming from a girl that had her Christmas tree up a few days before Halloween. Ha! I love Christmas, and every year I start celebrating earlier and earlier! And every year, I leave my decorations up later and later. There’s just something about the holidays that make me feel so happy. I want to celebrate them as long as I can, and that means drinking a Peppermint Mocha as soon as I can!

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Starbucks Holiday Drinks

So today on my blog, I’m sharing with you guys some of my absolute favorite holiday drinks using Starbucks® Holiday Collection coffees. I always think it’s the coolest thing ever when brands I love reached out to me and ask to work together. I have to pinch myself about it every time it happens!

You guys I know I love my Starbucks. Just look at my Instagram and or my Instagram stories – I pretty frequently have a Starbucks cup in my hand. Nowadays, I’m just not able to get into my neighborhood Starbucks store as much as I used to, or as much as I would like to! Mostly because when I’m out and about, I usually have two kids in car seats in my car and the last thing I wanna do is take them out of their car seats to stop just about anywhere. Ha! So for me, being able to make Starbucks drinks at home is the best thing since sliced bread!

starbucks peppermint mocha latte

starbucks peppermint mocha latte

I know some people even say that the holidays don’t even really start until the red cups come out at Starbucks. Well for me, the holidays don’t really start until I make my favorite Starbucks Holiday drink at home!

Peppermint Mocha

So today, I thought I would show you 3 really fun ways to make Peppermint Mocha drinks for the holidays. It’s super super easy to do and they look really pretty too! All three drinks are essentially freshly brewed Starbucks® Peppermint Mocha Latte K-Cups® and I just garnish them differently.

starbucks holiday beverages

I really think this is a great idea for a little beverage bar at a holiday party. If you were going to do this as a beverage bar at a holiday party, I actually recommend using the Starbucks VIA® Instant Peppermint Mocha Latte! That way you can just put a little bit of the instant coffee in your mugs at the beginning of your party, and then people can add water and toppings as they go down the beverage bar. It’s just really fun and your guests will love it!

So here’s what you need to make Peppermint Mocha three ways.


One mug of freshly brewed Starbucks® Peppermint Mocha Latte K-Cup® OR the Starbucks VIA® Instant Peppermint Mocha Latte. Then you just add whipped cream for all three options and finish it off with your toppings! It’s SO simple, you can’t go wrong. Take a look at some of the pretty photos of each one below.

starbucks peppermint mocha latte

Classic Garnishes:

* Whipped Cream
* Crushed Peppermint Candy
* Mini Marshmallows

starbucks peppermint mocha latte

starbucks peppermint mocha latte

Chocolate Lover Garnishes:

* Whipped Cream
* Cocoa Powder
* Milk Chocolate Shavings

starbucks peppermint mocha latte

Cookie Celebration Garnishes:

* Whipped Cream
* Starbucks Cookie Straws

Starbucks Cookie Straw

starbucks peppermint mocha latte

I hope you guys get a chance to make these drinks and enjoy them as much as I’ve been enjoying them! But I ‘ve got to say, the Starbucks® Peppermint Mocha Latte K-Cup® is so dang good on it’s own! All these drinks make it extra fancy and great for parties. But in the morning, I just drink it as is. I love it! And it’s really putting me in the holiday spirit! What’s your favorite Starbucks K-Cup, coffee or latte?! Do you switch it up during the holidays? Tell me in the comments below!

starbucks holiday at home beverages

23 Thoughts

23 thoughts on “Peppermint Mocha Starbucks Holiday Drinks 3 Ways

  1. Oooh… I need to look for this and get a box for home. We’re SO far from the nearest Starbucks. Happy holidays! I’m with you as far as getting Christmas going. Our tree on the porch is already up and decorated!

  2. Can’t wait to try them all. Love the cocoa powder and chocolate one. I would do a chocolate peppermint one, since I love both.

  3. Omg yess love Starbucks holiday drinks! My favourites are Caramel Brule & Peppermint Mocha. Sooo good. Also since having kids we have been getting into the holidays earlier and earlier every year as well. It’s just so magical that I want it to last longer!! Ps I hope Molly is feeling better. You and Kevin too!!

    1. I don’t believe they do, but you could make one with a regular Starbucks decaf Kcup or VIA! And then maybe add some extra peppermint and chocolate pieces to the bottom of the cup before you brew it so that they melt!

  4. Hi Ali

    Where do you get the gift box from?

    Thanks for sharing I love Starbucks peppermint coffee!!

    Oh and I’ve been meaning to get my good friend the Starbucks “there might be wine in here” cup for months. Definitely getting it for her for Xmas😁

  5. Oh man I’m so boring.. venti nonfat latte is my go-go.. sometimes in the summer I’ll go iced, usually hot though.
    If I feel like treating myself, I’ll do a caramel macchiato or a skinny vanilla latte.
    I’ve never tried the peppermint mocha! I’ll get that next time I think I deserve a treat haha!

  6. Hey Ali! My favorite holiday drinks at Starbucks are the whites chocolate mocha latte, caramel brûlée, and the chestnut praline! My go to drink in the summer is caramel macchiato upside down (just cause I don’t like the espresso on top) 3 equal, extra caramel!!! To die for!! Also Venti haha

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