Chocolate Peppermint Mocktail

A sweet and minty mocktail that's perfect for a Christmas or Christmas Eve celebration!

Chocolate Peppermint Mocktail

This Chocolate Peppermint Mocktail is the ideal sip for a Christmas party. It's made with an alcohol-free Kahlua substitute, sweet and spiced chocolate syrup, and topped with whipped cream. What could be better?

Chocolate Christmas Mocktail

This holiday season, if you're looking to cut back on your alcohol consumption without feeling left out of the celebration, this peppermint chocolate mocktail has your back. It's sweet, minty and beloved by kids and adults alike. In addition, it's easy to pull together and the components can be made ahead of time if you're planning a party. 

Chocolate Christmas Mocktail

Ingredients for Alcohol-Free Kahlua Substitute

The tangy flavor in these drinks comes from a homemade Kahlua substitute. And guess what? You only need two ingredients (plus water) to make it. 

  • Brown sugar. I use organic to make sure it's vegan
  • Instant coffee. Espresso powder also works.  

Chocolate Christmas Mocktail

Chocolate Peppermint Mocktail Ingredients

The ingredients to flavor these mocktails are pure holiday joy. Here's what you need to make them:

  • Chocolate syrup. I recommend using high-quality chocolate syrup. Preferably dark chocolate for the best boldest flavor. 
  • Vanilla to balance the richness of chocolate. 
  • Molasses for sweetness and caramel flavor. 
  • Warming spices. Use cinnamon, ground ginger, and allspice.
  • Peppermint extract. Look for this in the baking aisle

Chocolate Christmas Mocktail

Garnishes and Serving Chocolate Mocktails

These mocktails are already show-stoppers. Before serving, you can dress them up even more with festive toppings like:

  • Whipped cream. You can use regular dairy or make vegan whipped cream with cold coconut cream. 
  • Candy canes or other peppermint candies
  • Shaved chocolate. These add a dramatic touch. Chocolate syrup also works well!

Chocolate Christmas Mocktail

More Holiday Mocktail Recipes

Once you've mastered chocolate peppermint drinks, try these other homemade sips next:

Chocolate Christmas Mocktail


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Chocolate Christmas Mocktail

Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Mocktail

5 from 3 votes
A sweet chocolate mocktail swirled with peppermint and made with homemade Kahlua substitute perefec for holiday entertaining.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Serves: 2 servings



  • ¼ cup filtered water
  • 2 Tbsps organic brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee or espresso powder


  • ½ cup premium chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tsps molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground ginger
  • teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract


  • Whipped Cream
  • Candy Canes, crushed or whole
  • Shaved chocolate, optional (You can also use additional Chocolate syrup)



  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add the water and brown sugar, stirring until sugar has dissolved completely. Remove from heat and whisk in the espresso powder until dissolved.


  • In a bowl, add all of the mocktail ingredients together, whisking until combined.
  • Assemble the mocktails: For each drink, fill an 8-ounce glass halfway with crushed ice. Add the chocolate mocktail mixture until glass(es) is filled. Top with whipped cream, candy canes (crushed or whole), and additional chocolate syrup or shaved chocolate.
  • Sip and Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

KAHLUA: Kahlúa coffee liqueur is one of the main ingredients in many of the world's favorite cocktails. Therefore, to make this recipe non-alcoholic----I created a great simple syrup substitute.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg


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Chocolate Peppermint Mocktail


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