Peppermint Mocha Matcha Latte

Peppermint Mocha Matcha Latte

by Dominique Thompson December 07, 2017

The Peppermint Mocha Matcha Has Arrived

December has arrived!  We at Tenzo thought our lovely CommuniTea could use a little extra cheer at one of the darkest and coldest times of the year.

In honor of the approaching festivity, we took the classic flavors of a peppermint mocha and applied them to one of your favorites, the matcha almond milk latte. Packed with antioxidants from both matcha and cacao it’s a healthier choice for those holiday candy cravings.

It also tastes like Christmas morning in your mouth. So there’s that.

Enjoy this recipe as you buzz about preparing for the holiday season, spreading joy and sharing your light with the ones you love. 

If you really want to take it over the edge, you’ll top it with fresh Matcha Mint Whipped Cream and crushed candy canes, and have yourself a very happy holiday.  

Peppermint Mocha Matcha Latte


( 1 serving )

  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk

  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder

  • 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

  • ( optional ) 1 tablespoon brewed espresso


  1. Warm almond milk in a small pot on the stove over medium heat until bubbles just begin to form.

  2. Add the warm almond milk, matcha powder and the rest of the ingredients to a blender and blend for 1 minute until combined and frothy. 

  3. Pour into a mug (the whipping action of the blender should leave foam forming at the top).

  4. Top with Matcha Mint Whipped Cream and crushed candy cane pieces. Enjoy immediately!

Matcha Mint Whipped Cream

Creamy and refreshing, this Matcha Mint Whipped Cream makes the perfect topping for a Peppermint Mocha Matcha Latte, or any Matcha beverage for that matter. Honestly, its so good I had trouble keeping myself ( and Robbie, especially Robbie)  from just eating it by itself with a spoon.

Make a batch to keep in your fridge, and surprise guests with a dollop the next time they're over around tea time. You can also add Matcha Mint Whipped Cream as a side to your favorite dessert( ice cream sundaes, fresh fruit, etc). Or just eat it with a spoon, we promise we won't judge. 

Pro-tip: Chilling your bowl and mixers will make the difference between getting light and airy whipped cream or getting something with a texture closer to butter. We learned this the hard way at Tenzo HQ, so try not to skip this step if you have the time. 


  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 drop peppermint extract


  1. For best results, place mixing bowl ( the one from your electric mixer) and whisk in the freezer for about 10 – 15 minutes to chill.

  2. With your chilled bowl and electric mixer, whip heavy cream on high until soft peaks form.

  3. Add powdered sugar, matcha powder, vanilla and peppermint; beat on high until cream holds stiff peaks.

  4. Use to top a Peppermint Mocha Matcha Latte, or enjoy with fresh fruit or your favorite dessert!

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Dominique Thompson
Dominique Thompson


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