Decadent Chocolate Mocha Milkshake Recipe

Come one, come all, and gather around for the newest addition to our menu: the Chocolate Mocha Milkshake. As a barista, I take pride in my ability to craft the perfect cup of coffee, and this milkshake recipe does not disappoint. It’s a decadent combination of chocolate and coffee that will satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine craving in one delicious gulp.

Intrigued yet? You should be. This milkshake recipe is so easy to make and requires just a handful of ingredients. But don’t let its simplicity fool you; the flavor profile is complex and absolutely divine.

So, whether you’re in the mood for a midday treat or winding down after dinner, this mocha milkshake is guaranteed to hit the spot. Follow these simple instructions and get ready for a tasty journey with every sip!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Mocha Milkshake
Chocolate Mocha Milkshake

This mocha milkshake recipe has everything you could ever want in a dessert. Are you a coffee lover? The rich blend of coffee and cocoa powder will satisfy your caffeine cravings. Do you enjoy sweet treats? The creamy vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup will delight your taste buds. This amazing concoction is perfect for any occasion, be it a hot summer day or a cozy winter evening.

The ingredients in this recipe are simple and easy to find, so you can whip up this delightful treat whenever you feel like indulging yourself. The smooth texture of the shake combined with the crunchiness of chocolate curls on top creates a heavenly balance that will leave you wanting more.

What sets this mocha milkshake recipe apart is its versatility. It can be made with either dairy-free or regular ice cream, depending on your dietary restrictions. You can also add variations like Kahlua or protein powder to cater to your individual preferences.

But the best part about this delicious recipe is that it’s incredibly easy to make. All you need is a blender, some ice cream, and a few other ingredients to create your perfect milkshake. So why not treat yourself today and try out this amazing mocha milkshake recipe? You won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with this creamy Chocolate Mocha Milkshake.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this creamy Chocolate Mocha Milkshake.

Here are the ingredients you will need to make a Chocolate Mocha Milkshake:

Main Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
  • ½ cup of cold coffee or espresso
  • 1 teaspoon of instant coffee
  • Chocolate curls for topping
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Optional Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp of Kahlua or other mocha-flavored liqueur
  • Oreos for a crunchy texture
  • Protein powder and/or tahini if you want to turn it into a breakfast shake


You can also use dairy-free milk and ice cream if you want to make it vegan.

The Recipe How-To

 Perfect for a hot summer day or as a dessert indulgence.
Perfect for a hot summer day or as a dessert indulgence.

Now that we’ve covered the introduction and why you’ll love this recipe, it’s time for the fun part – making the mocha milkshake! With just a few simple steps, you’ll have a delicious treat in no time.

Get Your Ingredients Ready

First, gather your ingredients:

  • 2 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup of cold coffee, cooled
  • ¼ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • Whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and chocolate curls for serving (optional)

Blend It Up

Begin by blending 2 cups of vanilla ice cream until it’s smooth. Then, add in 1 cup of cold coffee that has cooled off. After that, it’s time to mix in the rest! Add in ¼ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon of instant coffee to give your shake that rich mocha flavor. Finally, pour in 2 tablespoons of milk to give it that smooth consistency.

Make It Your Own

If you’re feeling adventurous or want to make alterations to the recipe based on what you have available, here are some substitutions and variations:

  • Use dairy-free ice cream and nut milk instead of regular milk and vanilla ice cream if you’re lactose intolerant or vegan.
  • Mix Kahlua or Baileys into your shake to make it alcoholic.
  • Swap out chocolate syrup for mocha flavored syrup or oreo cookies for more crunch.
  • Add protein powder or tahini into your shake for a breakfast-friendly morning boost.

Serve It Up

Once you’ve blended all the ingredients together until smooth, pour the mixture into a tall glass. Top it off with whipped cream and chocolate curls for some extra decadence and serve.

Store The Leftovers

If you don’t finish your shake in one sitting, pour it into a freezer-safe container and store it in the freezer for a quick beverage fix later. Before drinking your leftover shake, let it thaw out for a few minutes, re-blend it to make it smooth again, and add whipped cream on top to serve.

With these easy-to-follow steps, you’re well on your way to enjoying a delicious mocha milkshake. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 A delightful blend of chocolate and coffee flavors in every sip.
A delightful blend of chocolate and coffee flavors in every sip.

When it comes to making a chocolate mocha milkshake recipe, there are endless possibilities for substitutions and variations that can be made. Here are a few ideas to switch up this classic recipe:

– Dairy-free: To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the vanilla ice cream and milk for non-dairy alternatives like almond milk or coconut milk ice cream. You can also use whipped topping made from coconut cream.

– Hot or iced coffee: Depending on your preference, you can use either hot or iced coffee in your mocha milkshake recipe. Hot coffee adds a richer flavor and creates a creamy texture while iced coffee is perfect for a summer treat.

– Add-ins: For an extra indulgent twist, try adding in some fun mix-ins like Oreo cookies, Kahlua, or chocolate chips. These subtle additions will add richness that is sure to please.

– Protein boost: Convert this sweet and decadent treat into a fulfilling meal by adding some protein powder to the mixture. A chocolate-flavored protein powder would pair perfectly with the existing flavors of the mocha shake.

– Tahini: For a unique twist, add a tablespoon of tahini – this sesame seed paste brings an earthy nuttiness that complements the other ingredients making it more flavorful and thicker.

Overall, as long as the main recipe ingredients remain intact, the possibilities for customization are practically limitless. So whether it’s breakfast or dessert time, you have plenty of options to whip up your perfect chocolate mocha milkshake recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 Get ready to experience a little bit of heaven in a glass.
Get ready to experience a little bit of heaven in a glass.

Once you have whipped up your delicious chocolate mocha milkshake, the next step is to present it in a way that truly shines. I recommend serving this beverage in a tall glass with a wide opening, so that the decadent whipped cream and chocolate curls can be easily admired.

When it comes to pairing, there are many complementary flavors that pair perfectly with the rich chocolate and coffee notes found in this mocha milkshake recipe. One option is to serve it alongside a slice of warm apple pie or chocolate cake. Another option is to keep things simple with a few shortbread biscuits for dipping.

If you want a more sophisticated pairing, consider serving your mocha milkshake with an espresso shot or iced coffee on the side. This will allow guests to mix and match flavors as they please and make their perfect coffee combination.

No matter what you choose, remember that this milkshake was made for indulgence. So don’t hesitate to top it with additional chocolate syrup, sprinkles or crushed Oreo cookies. And when it comes to enjoying your coffee milkshake, sit back, relax and take a moment to savor every sip of this luxurious and decadent treat.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A milkshake that will make you feel like you’re lounging on a tropical beach.
A milkshake that will make you feel like you’re lounging on a tropical beach.

When it comes to making a delicious Chocolate Mocha Milkshake, it’s always better to prepare more than you need. As it turns out, this milkshake can be easily stored and reheated for later use. Whether you want to make this a part of your meal prep, or just want to save some for later, there are plenty of ways to store and reheat this milkshake.

Firstly, if you’re planning to make this milkshake in advance, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Once the milkshake is blended smooth and ready to enjoy, transfer it into an air-tight container and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours. This will ensure that it stays fresh and doesn’t lose its creamy consistency.

If you want to store the Chocolate Mocha Milkshake for longer periods of time, then you’ll need to put it in the freezer. Simply pour the milkshake into an airtight container, leaving some space at the top since the liquid will expand as it freezes. It will stay good in there for up to a month! When you’re ready to enjoy your frozen milkshake, let it thaw in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes before blending again until smooth.

When reheating an already made chocolate mocha milkshake whether from the refrigerator or freezer follow these steps: add any additional garnishes like whipped cream or chocolate curls and then give it a quick buzz in the blender for a couple of seconds. No need to blend for too long as it has already been blended.

Lastly, if you have made too much Chocolate Mocha Milkshake and don’t want it to go to waste, try freezing the excess milkshake into ice cube trays. Then drop them straight into your morning coffee or use them later as ingredients in other recipes like a cafe mocha protein shake with oreo cookies or tahini.

With these simple tips clearly outlined, you can now enjoy your Chocolate Mocha Milkshake whenever you want, whether fresh or stored.

Tips for Perfect Results

 This Chocolate Mocha Milkshake is like a hug in a cup.
This Chocolate Mocha Milkshake is like a hug in a cup.

One of the best things about this mocha milkshake recipe is that it’s versatile and can be customized to your liking. But, since it involves several ingredients, some of which can be sensitive to preparation methods or temperature changes, I have some tips for perfect results.

Firstly, use good quality milk and ice cream as they’re key ingredients in making a truly decadent shake. You want them to be cold but not frozen solid when you start making it, so take them out of the fridge 5-10 minutes before blending.

Secondly, to get the right consistency, I recommend starting with a smaller amount of liquid (milk or coffee) and adding more as needed. Don’t add too much at once or it’ll be too thin and runny. If you want a thicker milkshake, try using soft serve ice cream instead of regular vanilla ice cream.

Thirdly, if you’re looking for a stronger coffee flavor, consider using espresso powder instead of instant coffee granules. Espresso powder is more robust than regular instant coffee, so you’ll get a bolder taste.

Fourthly, to make the chocolate curls on top, I suggest using a vegetable peeler on a bar of chocolate at room temperature. That way, it won’t melt easily when shaved into curls.

Lastly, feel free to add whipped cream on top for added indulgence. If you’re feeling adventurous, add in some kahlua or other flavors like chocolate syrup or oreo cookies for a twist on the traditional mocha shake.

Follow these tips and your mocha milkshake will come out perfectly blended with all the ideal flavors and textures!


Now that you have all the necessary information to prepare a delicious chocolate mocha milkshake, it’s time to tackle some frequently asked questions that may arise during the process. From ingredient substitutions to dietary preferences, this comprehensive FAQ section will provide you with all the answers you need to make sure your final product is nothing short of perfect. So, let’s not waste any more time and dive right into it!

What is a mocha milkshake made of?

Alright, let me break down how we can whip up a wicked milkshake that’ll make your taste buds dance. Start off by getting your blender ready, folks. You’ll need to grab some creamy vanilla ice cream, rich chocolate, some strong coffee, and a splash of vanilla extract.

Once you have these ingredients ready, let’s get blending! Chuck ’em all into the blender, and let it all rip – blend away until it’s smooth as silk. Next up, grab yourself a classic milkshake glass, and pour the goodness right in.

Now, here’s where we can get a bit fancy. Grab some chocolate curls, and garnish the top of your milkshake with them. It’ll give your drink a bit of extra oomph and make it look extra pretty. And there you have it! Sip away, and indulge in this silky, chocolatey, and coffee-infused treat.

How does Dairy Queen make their chocolate shakes?

Indulge in the classic creamy DQ® shake made from a blend of chocolate and milk, smoothly blended with our signature vanilla soft serve. Our skilled baristas ensure the perfect velvety, thick texture that will leave your taste buds craving just one more sip. For the perfect finishing touch, we add a beautiful swirl of whipped topping crowning the shake, ensuring every sip is as delicious as the last.

What is the secret of a good milkshake?

When it comes to milkshakes, achieving the perfect balance between ice cream and milk can be a challenging task. To avoid adding an excess of milk, I suggest you soften your ice cream beforehand. Allow it to sit out on the counter until it reaches the desired consistency, but be careful not to let it melt.

Does a mocha shake have coffee?

To whip up a delicious drink, combine coffee, milk, sugar, and a dash of salt in a blender. Then, toss in some scrumptious ice cream and flavor-enhancing syrup. Blend until everything is smooth and perfectly blended.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this chocolate mocha milkshake recipe is a must-try for all coffee lovers out there. With its rich and creamy texture, combined with classic coffee and chocolate flavors, it’s hard to resist.

Whether you’re pairing it with your favorite dessert or enjoying it on its own, this milkshake is a perfect indulgence anytime. By following these detailed instructions and tips, you can make your very own delicious mocha milkshake at home.

And don’t forget to experiment with different substitutions and variations to make this recipe uniquely yours. Whether you’re looking for a dairy-free version or want to add some protein powder, the possibilities are endless.

So go ahead and treat yourself to this sweet, decadent drink. With every sip, you’ll be reminded of why coffee and chocolate are truly the perfect pair.

Chocolate Mocha Milkshake

Chocolate Mocha Milkshake Recipe

Its tastes great especially if you like the taste of mocha. I got the syrup from Meijers but any grocery store should have it, and its worth getting.
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Dessert
Calories 117.1 kcal


  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 3 -4 teaspoons of nescafe chocolate mocha syrup
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • Pour the syrup in the blender.
  • Add the ice cubes and milk.
  • Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 328gCalories: 117.1kcalCarbohydrates: 8.5gProtein: 6gFat: 6.7gSaturated Fat: 4.2gCholesterol: 25.6mgSodium: 94.8mg
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Beverages, Easy, Inexpensive, Shakes, Smoothies, Sweet
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