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Skinny Peppermint Mocha – Starbucks Copycat

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This Skinny Peppermint Mocha is the perfect drink for the holiday season!

It’s a skinny version of Starbucks Peppermint Mocha and it’s delicious.

This home version will help you save time, money and calories.

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You don’t need a fancy espresso machine or syrups to make this recipe. I did use a handheld milk frother that I bought on Amazon for only $10.99.

This is the frother I bought:

It’s a great little gadget and it even comes with batteries. You could also use a whisk or blender instead.

Here’s what you need to make a Skinny Peppermint Mocha:

  • Strong coffee or espresso
  • Fat free skim milk
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Peppermint extract
  • Sweetener of choice

Just a handful of ingredients, most of which I always have on hand.

The Startbucks version uses shots of espresso. Since I don’t have an espresso machine I made my coffee extra strong.

If you have a drip coffee maker you can increase the amount of grounds you usually use without increasing the amount of water.

With a Keurig machine you can brew two K-cups at the lowest water setting. This will give you a stronger tasting coffee.

While my coffee was brewing I got the rest of my ingredients ready. I added the milk, cocoa powder, sweetener and peppermint extract to a saucepan and cooked over medium high heat.

Once the cocoa powder was dissolved and the liquid was heated through I turned the heat off and used my handheld milk frother until it was foamy.

Then I added my coffee to it and it was ready to drink!

If you’re tracking Weight Watchers points it’s only 2 points for the blue plan, green plan and purple plan.

Click here to view your WW Personal Points and track it on your app.

You can top it with fat free Reddi Wip, up to 4 tablespoons is 0 points. I also like to sprinkle a little bit of cocoa powder on top of the whipped cream.

Skinny Peppermint Mocha – Starbucks Copycat
Total Time
5 mins

Yield: 1 serving (2 points for blue, green and purple.

Click here to view your WW Personal Points and track it on your app.

  • 1/2 cup strong coffee or espresso
  • 1/2 cup fat free skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 tablespoon granulated Splenda or sweetener of choice
  1. Add the milk, cocoa powder, sweetener and peppermint extract to a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the cocoa powder dissolves and the milk is heated through.

  2. Use a handheld milk frother until it is foamy. (You can also use a whisk or blender.)

  3. Pour into a coffee mug and add the coffee or espresso.

Here are some more WW friendly drink recipes:

Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Skinny Bloody Mary

Wine Spritzer

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out. 

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

Are you looking for a meal plan that’s Weight Watchers friendly? I have over 100 meal plans that you can choose from and I post a new one each week. Click here to check them out!

Recipe Rating

Harry Hersh

Friday 19th of November 2021

Using real or fake sugar is bad for your body. Look at the research from Dr. David Ludwig (Harvard medical school, Boston children’s Hospital).

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