This is a real Peppermint Mocha Syrup for flavoring lattes, that happens to be sugar-free…
This one far surpassed my own expectations! Yes, you can get xylitol sweetened peppermint candies on Amazon and at some natural health stores. Dr. John’s is one that I’ve tried and they are yummy but of course totally optional. Different stores carry different brands just read the labels carefully if you choose to use them. Updating this one from Nov. 2015.
Give this Sugar Free Peppermint Mocha Syrup a try and you’ll be making your own sugar free latte creations from your syrup in no time.
I came up with this syrup for my daughter in 2019 and it has become a perennial favorite!
In addition to this Sugar Free Peppermint Mocha Syrup there are now many other flavors available.
The Mock Cinnamon Dolce, Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup, Salted Caramel Mocha, Mock Gingerbread Latte, Tiramisu Smoothie, the Iced Caramel Macchiato . I rounded them all up a few months ago when I posted Sugar Free Coffee House Syrups.
My local, fresh roasted coffee house makes up one with extra espresso for me and 1/2 unsweet almond milk and 1/2 half and half. The extra espresso means less room for milk and I ask them to “save room” at the top and add in my syrup– PERFECTION!
Owning an espresso machine has definitely elevated these drinks for me but I enjoyed them long before that dream was achieved. You can mimic the espresso strength coffee by making a nice strong cup of coffee – maybe twice as strong using the same amount of high quality coffee but half the water – then using an inexpensive (affiliate link) milk-frother like this one.
Use the frother to incorporate the collagen/protein powder -if using and sweetener into the hot coffee (make sure there is room for it to increase a little) pour into your mug and add low carb milk combos then froth again. Otherwise, just follow the recipe at the bottom of the page for regular strength latte.
To make the syrup for 4 servings of peppermint lattes you just have to get the water super hot and whisk in the ingredients called for in the recipe. Pour into a bottle or jar and it’s there when you get ready.
If you enjoy the warm soothing taste of peppermint here are a few more goodies from other blogs that you can check out!
Low Carb Peppermint Bark ~ Oh Sweet Mercy
Keto Peppermint Patties ~ Joy Filled Eats
Watch for affiliate links to products I have used in these recipes when testing them and those which I can fully recommend.
Sugar Free Peppermint Mocha Syrup
- 1 8 oz. cup of your own delicious freshly ground coffee - Or- if you're out and about Your favorite plain coffee shop coffee (Americano) in a 12 oz cup or with room at the top for a total of 1/3 cup combined syrup and cream plus you can sometimes get unsweetened whipped cream on the side to drizzle extra syrup on top. This recipe makes 4 servings.
Sugar Free Peppermint Mocha Syrup
- 1 cup hot water (not boiling)
- 1/2 cup Gentle Sweet or 1/4 cup Truvia blend
While this mixture is still very warm whisk in:
- 1/8 tsp of xanthan gum, continue to whisk it until no lumps remain.
Now add in:
- 1 dash of celtic sea salt (don't forget the salt it cuts the stevia)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa and whisk-whisk again, you don't want any lumps here.
- 1/3 -1/2 teaspooons pure peppermint extract
- Remember for each 8 oz of coffee you need to add up to 1/4 cup of the peppermint chocolate syrup and 2 tablespoons of cream for S If you would like it to be FP just add 2 tablespoons half and half instead of the cream and be sure and add protein if it's a snack with no other protein source. Enjoy your guilt free drink peppermint mocha!
- Traveling? Pour about 1/4 cup per 8 ounce serving of the coffee you want to enjoy into a small container and take it to your favorite coffee shop.
- If enjoying this at home add a tablespoon of whey powder or collagen protein and a tsp MCT oil in a blender/processor with the coffee before adding in the syrups (the protein powder should dissolve without it, but the mixer will emulsify the mct oil).
- No other sweeteners are needed, of course!
- These syrups are essentially designed for the strong coffee house coffees, so after you make your first batch you may be able to cut back on the sweeteners in the recipe which will allow you to still use the 1/4 cup measure per cup of coffee but with less sweetness. (I haven't done this, I like the minty hot chocolate flavor, just a thought.)