5. Garnish, garnish, garnish!
Now that the dirty work is over, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your Peppermint Mocha!
Top your espresso and syrup mixture with eight ounces of the steamed milk.
You could stop right there and you'll already have one of the tastiest, most satisfying drinks you'll have all season long.
Yet, if you really want to up the ante, garnish your drink with a solid dollop of whipped cream. The fluffiness and coolness of the cream work perfectly against the warm, rich, and deep flavor of the espresso.
Then, try crushing a few candy canes and adding them on the very top. As they sink in, they'll give your coffee that little burst of peppermint you've been looking for. Bonus points because they're also just really pretty!
Other easy ideas for garnishing include dark chocolate shavings, chocolate syrup, chocolate chips (mini work best), or even a sprinkle of cocoa powder.
You'll be the talk of the town if you serve theses to guests! They're playful and scrumptious and a great way to celebrate the holidays.