Say hello to the EASY Bullet Proof Peppermint Mocha.

Confession time! I was a tea drinker until I was 19 and then during the holiday season I discovered the deliciousness of a peppermint mocha. Oh my god guys, that was almost 10 years ago. Since then my affection for coffee has only grown but I still go back to that first love every now and then.

Two years ago I found myself on a paleo diet to help heal my gut after accidentally ingesting gluten. I was craving a latte, or mocha, or something other than the black coffee with coconut milk that I had been having.  I’m a firm believer that if you’re craving something  you shouldn’t deprive yourself. It will only lead to binge eating and feeling guilty later. So I looked into paleo approved coffee ideas that would calm my craving  without compromising my diet and bullet proof coffee came up.

If you haven’t heard of a bullet proof coffee go ahead and take a minute to google it.

Some people drink it daily, with the special oil and coffee. Other’s think it might be unhealthy to have that much butter and oil in their daily coffee.  Me? I like having it once or twice a week (with breakfast) Moderation right?  I love the texture and latte feel without the milk (or expensive and messy espresso machine). I think it’s a great choice when looking for the occasional coffee treat. You can make it fully dairy free and vegan by not using the grass fed butter, but you will loose some flavor and foam quality- I learned this from experience.

I originally used peppermint extract  but have since modified it and use Peppermint Essential oil now.

For more information on oils, please check out my Essential oil page.


Peppermint Mocha

Rich and flavorful coffee with the mouth feel of a latte without the milk.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American


Units Scale
  • 1 TBS grass-fed butter (*Omit to make Dairy free and Vegan*)
  • 1 TBS Coconut oil
  • 1 or 2 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil (* Or substitute with 1 tsp Peppermint extract*)
  • 2 tsp Cacao Powder (*Or substitute with Coco powder*)
  • 2 TBS Maple Syrup
  • 4 cups Freshly Brewed Coffee


  1. Wake up and brew your coffee!
  2. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend for  20-30 seconds.
  3. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy.


  • Calories: 184

Keywords: coffee, Gluten free, Paleo, Peppermint

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Alycia Louise
Alycia has worked in the food industry for over 10 years. She lives in the PNW with her husband and three dogs. Her likes include coffee, rainy days and horror movies.
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  1. Can you confirm for me that the syrup is intended to be a sweetener? This sounds amazing and I LOVE that you are using oils!

    • Hi Michele,
      That is a great question. From my research I’d have to say yes, at least some of the properties are going to be damaged/lost when an oil is heated above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. As for how many of the properties are lost/damaged it all depends on the oil and the heat reached. I’ve read citrus oils are particularly sensitive to heat and lose potency when heated above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, while others lose potency at higher heat. If you want ALL the properties from a specific oil I recommend taking them in gel caps, or adding it to cold food or drink items.

    • Hey Kimberly,
      You could try using really strong black tea in place of coffee. I’m not sure how it will work/taste with the cocoa powder, you would have to play around with it. Let me know if it works!

  2. Where did you get that beautiful glass mug with copper?? I have to know please🙏 and thank you for the recipes

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