Heavenly Cafe Mocha Recipe: A Perfect Cozy Treat

If you’re a coffee lover like me, you will be delighted with this instant cafe mocha recipe. Whether you want to start your day with a cup of hot coffee or need a comforting drink at night, this recipe has got you covered.

This homemade mocha recipe isn’t just quick and easy, but it’s also inexpensive compared to buying one at your local coffee chain. Not to mention, you can customize the drink according to your preferences and make it as rich or light as you want.

In just a few simple steps, you can enjoy an instant mocha latte in the comfort of your home using readily available ingredients. So get ready to indulge yourself and create a coffee masterpiece with this delicious and versatile recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Instant Cafe Mocha
Instant Cafe Mocha

Are you looking for a simple yet delicious recipe to perk you up on a hot summer day or a chilly winter morning? Then look no further, because this Instant Cafe Mocha Recipe is perfect for you!

What makes this recipe so special? It has the perfect balance of coffee and chocolate flavors, crafted specifically to give you that kick of energy and sweetness that everyone craves. The combination of instant coffee, cocoa powder, and sugar creates a smooth and creamy Mocha blend guaranteed to satisfy your cravings.

But wait, there’s more! This recipe is incredibly versatile – not only can it be made hot or cold, but also it can also be customized with different variations and substitutions to cater to everyone’s taste buds. You can make it with homemade whipped cream or use dairy-free alternatives; the possibilities are endless!

The best part about this recipe is that it’s effortless to make! You don’t need any fancy equipment like an espresso machine; instead, you only need three ingredients and few simple steps to make your own cafe-quality mocha latte.

In this day and age where most people lead busy lives often feel demotivated or lazy, this easy-to-make Cafe Mocha Recipe guarantees a quick boost of energy without compromising the taste we all demand. Once you try it, you won’t look back- trust me!

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your coffee and chocolate cravings with this Instant Cafe Mocha recipe
Satisfy your coffee and chocolate cravings with this Instant Cafe Mocha recipe

Get Your Essentials

Before we start making our Instant Cafe Mocha, let’s make sure to gather and have all the necessary ingredients ready to produce a delicious hot drink.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 1/2 cup instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup powdered milk (or substitute with dairy-free milk powder)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup (optional)
  • Whipped cream, for serving (optional)

These ingredients are crucial in making a perfect mocha recipe, so make sure you have them all! Don’t worry if you cannot find some of these. I also recommend some substitutions that you can use in place of the ingredients listed above. So keep on reading!

The Recipe How-To

 A delicious and easy-to-make caffeinated treat for any time of day
A delicious and easy-to-make caffeinated treat for any time of day

Now that we have all the ingredients ready, it’s time to get started with making our Instant Cafe Mocha. This recipe will yield two servings of delicious mocha coffee that you can enjoy with your loved ones on a lazy weekend morning or at any time of the day when you need a pick me up. It’s quick and easy to make, and it requires no special equipment or techniques.

How to Make Homemade Mocha Coffee
Step 1: Preparing the Instant Mocha Mix

In a mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup instant coffee granules, 1/2 cup powdered milk, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, and 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Whisk the ingredients together until they are evenly combined.

Step 2: Making the Instant Cafe Mocha

In a kettle, add 2 cups of hot water and bring it to a boil. Add 2 teaspoons of your chosen instant coffee to a coffee cup or mug. Pour over 1 cup of the boiling water and stir until completely dissolved.

On top of the coffee mixture, add 3 tablespoons of the instant mocha mix and stir well.

Fill each mug with steamed milk until almost full. Stir well.

Step 3: Adding Toppings

For an extra touch of sweetness, drizzle some chocolate syrup over your homemade mocha or top it with some whipped cream.

Tips for Perfect Results

  • Use high-quality instant coffee granules for best results.
  • Adjust sugar quantity based on the level of sweetness you prefer.
  • Be sure to thoroughly mix all of the dry mix into the hot water.
  • You can experiment with different types of milk, including plant-based options like soy milk or almond milk.
  • For a richer flavor, you can use dark cocoa powder instead of unsweetened.

There you have it, your foolproof recipe to make an amazing Instant Cafe Mocha at home. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 Pairs perfectly with a cozy blanket and your favorite book
Pairs perfectly with a cozy blanket and your favorite book

One of the best things about coffee recipes is that there are countless ways to customize them. Here are some substitution and variation ideas for the instant café mocha recipe, to help you tailor it to your liking:

– Different coffee: The recipe calls for instant coffee, but you can use any type of coffee you prefer, as long as it’s strong enough to stand up to the other ingredients. Espresso or cold brew would work well.

– Milk options: You can use any type of milk in this recipe – regular, almond, soy, or oat milk – depending on your dietary needs and preferences.

– Sweeteners: If you don’t want to use granulated sugar, try honey, maple syrup, or stevia instead. Or skip the sweetener altogether if you prefer a less-sweet drink.

– Chocolate variations: Switch out the cocoa powder with drinking chocolate or hot chocolate mix for a richer flavor. You can also add a drizzle of chocolate syrup to your finished drink or sprinkle some grated chocolate on top.

– Mocha sauce: For a more authentic café mocha taste, add a tablespoon of mocha sauce to the recipe. You can purchase pre-made sauces or make your own by combining cocoa powder and melted chocolate with milk or cream.

– Iced version: If you want an iced instant café mocha, simply make the hot version and let it cool in the fridge until chilled. Serve over ice with whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top.

– Flavored syrups: Add a splash of vanilla syrup or caramel syrup to your drink for an extra pop of flavor.

In summary, feel free to experiment with different types of coffee and milk, alternate sweeteners, various chocolate powders and syrups, hot versus iced versions and flavored syrups to enhance the flavor profile of your homemade instant café mocha.

Serving and Pairing

 One sip of this mocha and you'll be transported to a coffee lover's paradise
One sip of this mocha and you’ll be transported to a coffee lover’s paradise

One of the great things about this instant cafe mocha recipe is that it can be easily customized to suit your preferences. I like to serve my mocha hot with a generous dollop of whipped cream on top and a drizzle of chocolate syrup for added sweetness.

If you’re in the mood for something different, I would suggest trying this recipe chilled over ice for a refreshing iced mocha. Simply add some ice cubes to your glass before pouring the mixture over the top.

This homemade mocha is best enjoyed as a pick-me-up during an afternoon coffee break or as an indulgent treat after dinner. It pairs well with sweet desserts such as chocolate cake or fresh fruit tarts, bringing out the flavors in both.

For those looking for a more substantial pairing, consider pairing this mocha with a light and flaky croissant or pastry when served hot. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something savory, try pairing it with a breakfast sandwich or quiche for a satisfying brunch option.

Overall, this instant cafe mocha recipe offers endless possibilities and pairings to suit your taste buds and cravings.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A fool-proof recipe that even beginners can master
A fool-proof recipe that even beginners can master

If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up, this Instant Cafe Mocha recipe will be your go-to. While it may not take long to make, there are instances when you’ll want to prepare the mix ahead of time. Lucky for you, this recipe allows you to do just that!

To make the mix in advance, combine the powdered milk, instant coffee, cocoa powder, and sugar one. Stir together until combined, then store in an airtight container. You can store this mixture for up to a month in your pantry or cupboard.

When it’s time to make the mocha coffee at home, add two tablespoons of this homemade mocha mix into two cups of hot water freshly boiled using a kettle on the stove. Stir well until dissolved then add 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup. Give your mixture one final good stir and voila — a homemade mocha latte instant coffee is served!

If you’ve got any leftovers or want to prepare an extra serving for future use, simply transfer the coffee mixture into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to a week. When you’re ready to drink it again, heat up the chilled mixture on medium heat using a microwave or on the stove over low heat. If it’s too thick or strong for your liking, feel free to add more water.

This method is perfect if you plan to take your homemade mocha with you on-the-go. With this recipe in hand, there’s no longer a need to rush out the door every morning to grab your favorite Starbucks iced mocha latte or coffee anymore!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Skip the long lines at the coffee shop and make your own mocha at home
Skip the long lines at the coffee shop and make your own mocha at home

When making an Instant Cafe Mocha at home, it can be a bit tricky to get the perfect taste and texture. But fear not, as a barista with years of experience, I have found some tips and tricks to help you achieve the best results every time.

First off, using the right coffee mix is crucial for a flavorful Instant Cafe Mocha. Make sure to use high-quality instant coffee and cocoa powder to get that rich and indulgent taste. I recommend using 2 teaspoons of instant coffee and 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder for two cups of serving.

To enhance the flavor of your homemade mocha even further, try adding some chocolate syrup or mocha sauce before adding whipped cream on top. This will give an extra layer of sweetness to your coffee while also making it visually appealing.

Using hot water from a kettle is also essential when making Instant Cafe Mocha. You want the water to be hot enough to dissolve the powdered milk, but not too hot that it burns the coffee granules. For best results, heat your water kettle until it reaches boiling point, then let it sit for 30 seconds before pouring it into your coffee mix.

Another important thing to remember is to use fresh and cold milk when making your mocha latte. Cold milk will create more foam when steamed properly, giving your homemade mocha that velvety texture that everyone loves.

If you’re looking for a quick cafe mocha fix, try using cold coffee instead of hot water. Simply add 2 teaspoons of chosen instant coffee and 1 tablespoon of drinking chocolate or cocoa powder into a cup of water, stir well and pour in cold milk for an ice-cold treat.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations and substitutions on this tried-and-tested recipe. Whether you prefer a stronger espresso taste or a sweeter chocolatey note, there are endless options to customize your homemade mocha to your own liking.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to make a delicious and decadent Instant Cafe Mocha at home that rivals even the most popular cafe chains. So go ahead, indulge in your favorite coffee taste and impress your friends and family with your barista skills!


As any recipe, instant cafe mocha can be subject to questions and doubts. To make sure you won’t have any issues while preparing this delicious beverage, I have put together some of the most frequently asked questions about this recipe. Keep reading to learn more!

How to make Starbucks instant mocha?

The first thing to consider when making coffee is the size of your cup. For a 6-oz cup, you’ll want to use 1½ tsp of Starbucks® Premium Instant Coffee, whereas an 8-oz cup warrants 2 tsp of coffee. After adding your desired amount of coffee, simply pour in water and give it a good stir.

How is cafe mocha made?

First things first, let’s get started with brewing that perfect shot of espresso. For this recipe, I recommend using Starbucks® Espresso Roast brewed via an espresso machine. Once your espresso is ready, pour it into your favorite mug and let’s move on to the next step.

Next up is frothing the milk. There are various ways you can do this; you can use a frother, French press or simply shake the milk in a jar. Whatever method you prefer, just make sure you get a nice, smooth froth for the perfect coffee.

Now it’s time for the mocha sauce. Add a generous amount of it into your mug and give it a gentle stir. The sweetness of the mocha sauce will complement the bitterness of the espresso perfectly, making each sip a little piece of heaven.

Finally, the icing on the cake – the frothed milk. Carefully pour it into your mug until it’s almost full. I prefer to pour it slowly, in a circular motion, to achieve that beautiful latte art that we all love. And there you have it, your perfectly crafted mocha latte ready to enjoy.

How to make Nescafe mocha at home?

To make a delicious cup of coffee, the first step is to boil a cup of water using your kettle. Then, add 2 teaspoons of your favorite instant coffee to your cup, along with sugar if you prefer. After that, mix in 1 tablespoon of drinking chocolate or cocoa powder. Make sure to pour in approximately 35ml of freshly boiled water, making sure it’s not too hot. This will create a smooth and creamy texture for your coffee.

What does a cafe mocha have in it?

Indulge in the perfect blend of our bold, robust espresso, bittersweet mocha sauce, and frothy steamed milk. A heavenly concoction finished off with a generous swirl of whipped cream. This timeless coffee beverage is sure to satiate your cravings for something sweet and rich.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this instant cafe mocha recipe is a great option for coffee lovers who want to make a café-quality mocha at home in a matter of minutes. With its simple ingredients and instructions, it is perfect for those who want to enjoy a homemade mocha without any fuss.

Whether you prefer your mocha hot or cold, this recipe has got you covered. Plus, with the ability to customize your mocha using different types of instant coffee and cocoa powder, the possibilities are endless.

So why not skip the long lines and high prices at the coffee shop and make your own delicious instant cafe mocha at home? Happy sipping!

Instant Cafe Mocha

Instant Cafe Mocha Recipe

3 powders form together to make a hot drink. Froufrou coffee taste, without Froufrou Coffeehouse price. You can use regular or decaf, add in whatever further powders you like for flavour.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Coffee
Servings 24 half-cup scoops
Calories 242.6 kcal


  • 8 ounces instant coffee
  • 16 ounces powdered chocolate milk mix
  • 24 ounces powdered milk


  • Empty the 8 oz instant coffee into a mixing bowl.
  • Use the now-empty jar to measure out 2 jars of chocolate milk mix (16 oz).
  • Use the jar to measure out 3 jars of powdered milk (24 oz).
  • Mix thoroughly, and run through a blender or food processor, so that the powder is of a relatively similar consistency.
  • Put mix into jars for gift-giving, or to pace out your own consumption.
  • Use a quarter-cup of mix per 1 cup of hot water.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 58gCalories: 242.6kcalCarbohydrates: 32.4gProtein: 9.7gFat: 8.1gSaturated Fat: 5.2gCholesterol: 27.7mgSodium: 135.6mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 26.4g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, For Large Groups, High In..., High Protein, Inexpensive
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