This Chocolate Peppermint Tea Latte is creamy, delicious, and ready in 5 minutes. With only 3 ingredients, it’ll be your go-to cozy winter drink!
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why we love this recipe
There is nothing better than warm drinks during the long winter months. Drinks like Protein Hot Chocolate, Christmas Morning Chai Recipe, and Sugar Cookie Matcha Latte heat your hands and soul up. This chocolate peppermint tea latte has all those cozy vibes plus all the flavors of the holiday season that are a perfect way to warm up on a cold day.
- Caffeine-free if needed: Depending on the peppermint tea bag you pick out, this drink can be caffeinated or not.
- 3 Ingredients: Nothing says easy like 3 ingredients! This is also great for hustling out the door to look at Christmas lights or when you need a hot drink quickly after playing in the snow! Looking for other 3 ingredient recipes? Try our 3 ingredient banana mug cake, 3 ingredient greek yogurt pancakes, or 3 ingredient pumpkin waffles.
- Kid-friendly: Because you can pick out caffeine-free peppermint tea and it only takes 3 ingredients, this drink is a great way for the kiddos to get in on the peppermint latte excitement from your local coffee shop!
Happy sipping and stay warm out there!
how to make this tea latte (with video!)
Step one: heat milk
Step two: mix in the hot chocolate
Step three: steep the tea
- If using the stove, make sure you keep whisking to keep the milk so it doesn't burn!
- Steep the tea covered with a lid or towel to keep the heat in. Also, you don’t have to remove the tea bag - you can or just keep on sipping.
- 2 mugs
- 2 cups milk (any kind)
- 6 tablespoon hot cocoa mix (dairy-free as needed, see notes for using cocoa powder)
- 4 peppermint tea bags
- 1 scoop collagen (from an extra 10-20g of protein, depending on brand)
Before you start!
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To make this in the microwave
- Add 1 cup fo milk to each mug heat for 1:15 minutes each in the microwave.
- Mix in the hot chocolate mix until well combined. Add in the tea bags, 2 to each mug. Cover mugs with a towel or lid and let steep for as long as you want, but at least 3-4 minutes. Enjoy!
To make on the stovetop
- Add the chocolate and milk to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat while constantly stirring. Add 2 tea bags to each mug.
- Once the hot chocolate is fully incorporated and the milk is piping hot, remove from the heat. Split between each mug, pouring over the tea bags. Cover them with a towel or lid and let steep for as long as you want, but at least 3-4 minutes. Enjoy!
Looking for more information?
Additional substitution information can be found above in the substitution section of this post.
Nutritional information is an estimate and for informational purposes only.
Yes, feel free to use anyone you like. I would stay away from flavored hot cocoa mixes unless it’s peppermint hot chocolate for extra peppermint flavor. White chocolate hot chocolate mix and vanilla are delicious with peppermint.
Yes, this drink is delicious with a shot of espresso or 1 cup of strong coffee. And, if you combine it with white chocolate mix it tastes an awful lot like Starbucks peppermint white chocolate mocha!
Yes, this hot chocolate tea drink can be made with whole milk, almond milk, oat milk, or any other dairy-free milk you can think of. If you’re dairy-free I would just be mindful of the hot chocolate powder and check the ingredients. Many have milk powder but many do not, like Starbucks and Trader Joe’s sipping chocolate. You can also use hot water (heated in the microwave or with an electric kettle) instead of milk but it won't be as creamy.
Not really, I do love the peppermint caffeine-free herbal teas from Celestial Seasonings, but there are so many other great brands! I also like using a Moroccan blend to make a Moroccan mint tea latte is also good! If your tea doesn't seem very pepperminty, you can just add additional tea bags or try adding a few fresh peppermint leaves or a tiny amount of peppermint extract.
No, only if you think it’s in your way. I like to just leave it in my tea latte while I drink it so the peppermint flavor just keeps getting stronger!
Yes, to make it iced, just make it as directed but once steeped, leave it in the fridge to cool or pour it directly over ice. This works really well if you use frozen coffee cubes (you can just freeze leftover coffee in an ice tray to make these) for a peppermint mocha situation! This keeps the drink from becoming watered down as the ice melts.
Yes, to use cocoa powder, use 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 4 tablespoons of maple syrup, honey, or simple syrup.
You top it with froth from a milk frother, whipped cream, crushed candy canes, a drizzle of dark chocolate, or chocolate shavings!