This chocolate peppermint tea latte wins on taste and comfort! All you need are three ingredients and it doesn't take long to make! You're going to love every sip of this luxurious tea!
Only 3 Ingredients
- Milk (or non-dairy milk of your choice)
- Chocolate (do not use chocolate chips)
- Peppermint tea bags
How To Make It
Chop the chocolate into fine pieces for easier melting. Set aside. Add milk to a pot and heat over medium heat.
Heat the milkuntil it just begins to steam. Don't allow it to come to a boil.
Remove the pot from the heat and add the peppermint tea bags, keeping the strings hanging over the edge of the pot for easy removal later. Place a lid on top of the pot, leaving it slightly ajar and let the tea bags steep for about 10 minutes.
Remove the tea bags and return the pot to the stove over medium heat. Add in the chopped chocolate and stir with a whisk until melted.
Whisk it rapidly to create a foam, if desired, or use a milk frother to get a lot of foam! Pour into a cup and serve immediately.
How To Enjoy It
This chocolate peppermint tea latte is already a deliciously luscious drink as it is, but you can fancy it up a bit with some fresh whipped cream on top or a sprinkling of cocoa!
And while you're sipping on your tea latte, pair it with an Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie, Chewy Butter Mochi Bites, Gluten-Free Super Moist Banana Bread, Gluten-Free Bacon Cheddar Scallion Scones...or how about a slice of Creamy Crustless Cheesecake??
Dairy-Free Option: This recipe works with a nut milk or non-dairy based milk. If the foamy factor is important, use a high fat non-dairy milk. Also, look for non-dairy chocolate (Guittard Bittersweet Chocolate is a nice non-dairy option).
Peppermint Flavor: I used 3 tea bags, but you can adjust that up or down according to your own taste. You can also add a couple drops of peppermint extract or peppermint syrup for a stronger flavor!
Chocolate: I used 60% dark chocolate which is a nice balance of not being too sweet nor too bitter, but feel free to use whatever grade suits your taste. A lower percentage chocolate will make the tea sweeter; a darker chocolate will make it less sweet and slightly more bitter.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate: Double the chocolate in the recipe and turn this chocolate peppermint tea latte into a peppermint hot chocolate!
I'm a big fan of teas that are milk-based, and if you are, too, be sure to take a look at my recipes for Yummy Cuppa English Tea Latte, Ginger Milk Tea Latte, Iced Matcha Tea Latte. They're all delicious in their own right!
You are going to love this deliciously cozy drink. It's a fancier spin on just regular peppermint tea and is sure to satisfy when you need a peppermint chocolate fix!
Chocolate Peppermint Tea Latte
- Chop chocolate into fine pieces. Set aside.
- Heat milk in a pot over medium heat until milk begins to steam, stirring frequently. Do not allow to boil.
- Remove pot from heat and add tea bags. Cover the pot, leaving the lid slightly ajar and let the tea bags steep for 10 minutes.
- Gently squeeze tea bags and remove from the milk. Place the pot of milk back on stove over medium heat.
- Add chopped chocolate to the hot milk.
- Stir chocolate with a whisk until chocolate is completely melted. Remove from heat.
- Whisk rapidly to create a foam or use a milk frother to create a lot of foam! Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!
- For a non-dairy milk option, use a nut milk like almond milk or coconut milk.
- A good non-dairy chocolate option is Guittard Bittersweet Chocolate.
- I found 60% dark chocolate complemented the peppermint tea the best. However, feel free to use whatever grade of chocolate you prefer. Darker chocolate will make the tea less sweet.
- Double the amount of chocolate to make a peppermint hot chocolate!
- I advise against using chocolate chips because of the emulsifiers often found in them...hey don't melt as easily and don't blend as well into the tea.
- Adjust the number of peppermint tea bags depending on the strength of peppermint flavor and your personal taste.
- Add a drop or two of peppermint extract or peppermint syrup to up the peppermint taste.
- For a fancy touch, top with whipped cream or a dusting of cocoa.
** This recipe was originally published on March 17th, 2019 and republished April 9th, 2023 with new photos, writing, and an updated recipe card.