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MELLOW MINT MOCHA #vegan #dairyfree - The First Mess

Mellow Mint Mocha (Caffeine-Free)

The mellow mint mocha is festive and indulgent with smooth and relaxed herbal coffee. Perfect for an evening sip by the fire. Dairy-free!
Cuisine Dairy-free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Special Diets, Vegan, Vegetarian
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword 5 ingredients, cacao powder, cocoa powder, coconut whipped cream, coffee, herbal coffee, maple syrup, non-dairy milk, peppermint, peppermint extract
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1



  • 6 oz strongly brewed herbal coffee
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup, or to taste
  • 8 oz non-dairy milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2-3 drops peppermint extract
  • coconut whip for topping, optional


  • In a milk frother or stovetop setup (see recipe headnote), combine the non-dairy milk, cocoa powder, and peppermint extract. Set the temperature on your frother and froth the milk mixture. Once the frother is done, pour it over the brewed herbal coffee. Top the mellow mint mocha with coconut whip and a dusting of cocoa powder if you like.


  • I love my milk frother, but if you don’t have one, here’s what you need to do: Heat everything but the brewed herbal coffee in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking to combine. Once the milk mixture is simmering, whisk it really vigorously to get some bubbles, and then pour it over your brewed herbal coffee. Not exactly the same, but still delicious.
  • My favourite herbal coffee is Mellow Rooster.
  • Oatly is my favourite milk for frothing, but I have notes on my favourite homemade non-dairy milk here.
  • Use espresso instead of herbal coffee if you’re down for a caffeine buzz.