Indulge in a Divine Iced Mocha Recipe Today!

Oh, good morrow dear reader! Welcome to my humble abode, where I shall enlighten thee with the delectable recipe of my very own creation – the Iced Mocha. A drink made to appease the gods, a beverage that can make even the coldest heart warm with delight.

Now listen closely, for I have perfected this recipe through years of trial and error. It is not just a simple blend of coffee and chocolate syrup. Nay, it is an experience in itself – a symphony of flavors that will leave your taste buds dancing to its tune.

Picture this – a glass filled with ice cubes, topped with a creamy blend of milk and half-and-half cream. Then comes the star of the show – rich chocolate flavored espresso milk made with a mixture of cold brew concentrate and milk chocolate syrup. And finally, whipped cream on top for that added bit of velvety smoothness.

Oh, it truly is a sight to behold! And what’s more, it’s easy to make at home too! So come on and join me on this culinary adventure as we delve into the intricacies of making the perfect Iced Mocha.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Iced Mocha
Iced Mocha

Greetings, my fellow coffee aficionados! Allow me to introduce you to my latest obsession – the Iced Mocha Recipe. This chilled and caffeine-packed drink has never failed to impress me, and I guarantee it will leave you craving for more.

Now, I’m sure many of you are already well-acquainted with the classic iced latte, but let me tell you, the Iced Mocha is a whole different level of indulgence. It’s a chocolatey twist on the regular iced coffee that will satisfy both your sweet tooth and caffeine fix.

Why should you love this recipe? For starters, it’s incredibly easy to make at home. With only a few simple ingredients like milk, cold brew or strongly brewed espresso, chocolate syrup or cocoa powder, all whipped up in your blender, you can have a delicious mocha in no time. And don’t worry if you don’t have an espresso machine or cold brew concentrate – this recipe also includes instant coffee as an option.

But what really sets this recipe apart is its versatility. You can customize it to your tastes by adjusting the sweetness levels or adding some whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel or milk chocolate syrup on top. Plus, it’s a refreshing drink for hot summer days when steaming hot drinks just won’t do.

In conclusion, whether you’re in need of a quick pick-me-up or just looking to treat yourself with something sweet and satisfying, this Iced Mocha Recipe is the way to go. Trust me – once you try it, you’ll be hooked!

Ingredient List

“Cool off with a deliciously refreshing Iced Mocha”

Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious Iced Mocha Recipe:

  • Strongly Brewed Coffee or Espresso: You’ll need 4 oz of strongly brewed coffee or espresso for the base of your iced mocha.
  • Whole Milk: 2 cups of whole milk will provide a creamy texture and a milder flavor. You can substitute it with any milk of your choice.
  • Chocolate Syrup: 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup will give your iced mocha its signature chocolate flavor.
  • Cocoa Powder: If you want a more chocolatey taste, add in 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder as well.
  • Ice Cubes: 1-2 cups of ice cubes, depending on how thick you prefer your drink.
  • Whipped Cream (Optional): For extra indulgence, top your drink with whipped cream before serving.

Substitutions and Variations:

  • If you prefer a dairy-free option, use almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk instead of whole milk.
  • To add some extra flavor to your Iced Mocha, try using salted caramel syrup instead of chocolate syrup.
  • You can also experiment with other flavors like white chocolate or blended versions by adding ice cream.

Remember that these ingredients are merely suggestions and can be substituted according to personal preferences.

The Recipe How-To

“Say hello to your new favorite summer pick-me-up”

Now that we have the ingredients ready, and we’ve figured out why we’ll love this recipe so much, it’s time to start with the actual recipe. In this section, I will take you through a step-by-step guide on how to make an incredibly delicious Iced Mocha at home.

Brewing the Coffee

First things first, we need to brew our coffee. We need 2 cups of strongly brewed coffee or espresso. You can use either instant coffee, a regular drip coffee maker, or make your espresso shot. If using instant coffee, use 2 teaspoons of instant coffee mixed with 4 oz of hot water.

If you decide to make your espresso shot, brew 2 shots of dark and rich espresso. For a regular cup of drip coffee, use about 4 tablespoons of coffee grounds per 1 cup of water. Let the brewed coffee chill in the fridge for about an hour.

For a stronger flavor, you can also make cold brew concentrate by steeping coarse ground coffee in cold water overnight.

Preparing the Chocolate Syrup

While the coffee is chilling in the fridge, let’s start making our chocolate syrup. You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Combine these ingredients in a saucepan over low heat and whisk them together until they’re fully combined. Simmer until the mixture thickens slightly to get that chocolatey flavor.

Preparing the Iced Mocha Drink

Now that our coffee is brewed and our chocolate syrup is made, it’s time to combine all of our ingredients! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cold Coffee/Easy Iced Mocha:

    • Combine 1/2 cup cold brewed or strongly brewed coffee/espresso with your choice of milk (whole milk or half-and-half for creamier texture)
    • Add 2 tablespoons of the chocolate syrup you made earlier.
    • Add sugar to taste.
  • Blended Iced Mocha:

    • Combine all ingredients above in a blender.
    • Add ice cubes and blend until smooth.

You can also add flavors such as salted caramel or white chocolate by using 1 tablespoon of caramel or white chocolate sauce instead of the milk chocolate syrup.


Pour your tasty Iced Mocha into a glass or mason jar with ice inclusions. Add a dollop of whipped cream on top and a sprinkle of cocoa powder or salted caramel drizzle.

Now, you can enjoy your homemade Iced Mocha without leaving your home!

Substitutions and Variations

“Chocoholics unite with this indulgent iced treat”

Gather around, my dear coffee-lovers, for I have some exciting news to share! If you’re a fan of the classic iced mocha recipe, but are looking to switch things up a bit, there are a few substitutions and variations that I highly recommend trying.

Instead of using chocolate syrup, why not use milk chocolate or white chocolate? You can either melt down the chocolate and mix it into your drink or use pre-made chocolate sauce. I guarantee this will add an excellent spin to your iced mocha recipe.

For those who prefer a stronger coffee flavor, consider using cold brew concentrate instead of regular brewed coffee. Not only will this give you an extra caffeine boost, but it will also add a bold and rich flavor to your iced mocha.

If you’re in the mood for something different, try blending your iced mocha with ice to make it a frozen drink. This is perfect for those hot summer days when all you want is something cool and refreshing.

For all the caramel lovers out there, adding a tablespoon of salted caramel sauce to your iced mocha recipe will elevate the drink to a whole new level. The sweetness of the caramel combined with the bitterness of the coffee and dark chocolate will create an unforgettable taste experience.

And last but not least, if you’re looking to make an easy at-home version of a popular coffee shop drink, try making a blended mocha by combining ice, milk, cocoa powder or hot chocolate mix, and your choice of coffee or espresso. This drink made with love from your very own kitchen is sure to impress!

Remember that these substitutions and variations are only suggestions – feel free to experiment with different ingredients until you find the perfect combination that satisfies all your cravings. Happy brewing!

Serving and Pairing

“A heavenly blend of coffee and chocolate in every sip”

Welcome, dear readers! Now that you have made a delicious iced mocha recipe, it’s time to serve and pair it with the right food or beverage. There are a few great ways to enjoy your icy cold drink on hot or warm days.

One of the best ways to serve your iced mocha is with whipped cream on top. You can opt for homemade whipped cream or use store-bought. Sprinkle some cocoa powder or chocolate shavings on top of the whipped cream for an extra chocolatey flavor. An optional iced mocha variation is adding salted caramel for a sweet and salty experience.

Pairing your refreshing mocha iced coffee with the right food can take your experience to a whole new level. If you want to have a light snack, then biscotti or fruit will complement your drink perfectly. Fresh berries, juicy pineapple slices, or tropical fruits like mangoes will balance the richness of the chocolate in your drink.

On the other hand, if you’re in the mood for something hearty, try pairing your easy iced mocha with breakfast food like muffins or bagels. The richness of the chocolate and espresso will blend well with savory foods like bacon or omelets.

If you’re not in the mood for food but still craving caffeine, try a blended iced latte instead. Use white chocolate syrup instead of milk chocolate syrup and add some ice cubes and brewed coffee. Blend it until smooth and creamy.

So there you have it, dear readers – serving suggestions and pairing tips to make your iced mocha experience delightful. Enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Get your caffeine fix with a twist on a classic mocha”

Thou art a wise barista for considering the importance of make-ahead, storing and reheating when it comes to a delectable iced mocha. Fear not, as I have gathered some tips to ensure that your iced mocha retains its quality and flavour!

Firstly, if you are in a hurry or planning ahead of time, brewing extra coffee and storing it in an airtight container in the fridge overnight is a great way to create an easy iced mocha. On the other hand, if you prefer your coffee fresh, you can brew your coffee right before making your iced mocha.

Secondly, it is recommended to mix all ingredients except for whipped cream together first before adding ice. You can store the mixture in the fridge afterwards and pour it over the ice when you’re ready to enjoy it.

In terms of storing leftovers or make-ahead iced mochas, keep them in an airtight mason jar in the refrigerator for no more than a day. Before serving, shake well and add whipped cream and chocolate syrup on top.

Last but not least, in terms of reheating your iced mocha home brew, avoid using the microwave as it can change the taste of the drink. Instead, blend the mixture with poured-over hot milk until it becomes smooth and creamy. This tip is great for those who miss their preferred coffee shop’s blended drinks!

Keep these tips in mind and thou shall never have to worry about wasting thy tasty iced mocha ever again!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Perfectly chilled and perfectly blended for ultimate satisfaction”

To make a perfect iced mocha at home, there are some important tips to keep in mind. Here are some recommendations to help you achieve a delicious and refreshing iced mocha every time:

1. Use good quality coffee beans

The flavor of your iced mocha depends heavily on the quality of your coffee beans. When making your own espresso or cold brew concentrate, invest in high-quality beans that have been roasted recently for optimal freshness.

2. Chill your coffee before adding ice

Adding ice directly to hot coffee can cause it to become diluted and lose its flavor. Chill your strongly brewed coffee or espresso before adding it to the Mason jar or blender.

3. Customize your milk ratio

Experiment with different types and ratios of milk, cream, and half-and-half to find the perfect balance for your taste preferences. I like to use a combination of whole milk and half-and-half cream for a richer and creamier texture.

4. Shake it up!

If you are making a cold brew concentrate, add all the ingredients to the Mason jar and give it a good shake to combine them well. This ensures that all of your flavorings are evenly distributed throughout the drink.

5. Use chocolate syrup instead of cocoa powder.

Chocolate syrup is a better choice than cocoa powder for an iced mocha because it dissolves more easily in cold liquids, resulting in a smoother texture.

6. Add whipped cream or caramel sauce (optional)

For an extra indulgent treat, add whipped cream or salted caramel sauce on top of your iced mocha.

Follow these tips for perfect results and you’ll be sipping on an easy and delicious homemade iced mocha in no time!


Hark! Good customers, past and present, oft had questions pertaining to my recipes. Therefore, I have included this section to answer the most common queries regarding this marvelous iced mocha recipe. Peruse with a curious mind so thou mayest create a perfectly delicious concoction.

What is in an iced mocha?

Iced mocha is a refreshing coffee beverage that includes espresso shots, milk, and chocolate flavoring. This chilled drink is a spin-off of the popular hot mocha or mocha latte, made with a combination of espresso, steamed milk, and chocolate syrup. Chocolate can be introduced to iced mochas in diverse ways, such as using chocolate syrup to make the Starbucks version.

What is the difference between iced latte and mocha?

When it comes to cold coffee beverages, there are two main drinks that are often compared: the iced mocha versus the iced latte. The iced latte contains strong espresso, which is diluted with milk according to specific ratios to make it less intense. On the other hand, the iced mocha is just an iced latte with the addition of chocolate syrup for a chocolaty twist.

What is in a Starbucks mocha?

Indulge in the perfect blend of espresso, mocha sauce, and steamed milk that’s sure to satisfy your sweet cravings. This iconic drink from Starbucks is enhanced with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, making it a perfect treat that you can enjoy at home anytime.

How is McDonald’s iced mocha made?

Looking for a delicious and refreshing coffee beverage that’s perfect for a hot summer day? Look no further than our Iced Mocha Latte! Made with sustainably sourced espresso beans from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms, this tasty drink features whole milk, chocolate syrup, whipped light cream, and a drizzle of chocolate for a irresistible treat you won’t be able to resist. Ready to learn how to make it? Keep reading for my step-by-step instructions!

Bottom Line

To sum it all up, when it comes to satisfying your coffee cravings, nothing beats a refreshing Iced Mocha Recipe. With its perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness, this drink is the epitome of luxury in a glass. The beauty of this recipe lies in its versatility, allowing you to customize it to your liking.

Whether you’re looking for an easy iced mocha made at home or a more elaborate iced mocha latte with whipped cream and caramel syrup, this recipe has everything you need. And with the added convenience of being able to make it ahead of time and store it for later, what’s not to love about this classic beverage?

So go ahead, grab your mason jar, blender or mixing cup and let’s make this irresistible Iced Mocha Recipe that will have you feeling like a barista in no time. Don’t forget to experiment with different variations and substitutions to create the perfect blend that suits your taste buds. You’ll never want to go back to your boring old coffee routine after trying this decadent treat.

Iced Mocha

Iced Mocha Recipe

This treat will surely satisfy mocha lovers anytime.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Coffee
Calories 360.6 kcal


  • 1 1/2 ounces starbucks columbia strong coffee
  • 3/4 ounce nesquik chocolate syrup
  • 4 ounces half-and-half cream
  • 7 ounces milk
  • ice cube


  • Brew an extra-strong 1/4 pot of the Starbucks columbia coffee. BUNN is the best coffee maker for this drink, other coffee makers may make a weaker, less flavorful brew.
  • In the bottom of a 16oz cup add the NesQuik chocolate syrup. Add about 1.5oz of the concentrated coffee (treat it like espresso.)
  • Begin to stir while adding 4oz of half-n-half cream. Fill the cup with milk to 3/4 full. Then top the drink off with ice cubes. Enjoy!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 413gCalories: 360.6kcalCarbohydrates: 28.3gProtein: 11.4gFat: 22.9gSaturated Fat: 13.9gCholesterol: 72.4mgSodium: 226.5mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 7.6g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Beverages, Easy, Low Protein, Sweet
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