Delicious Mocha Drink Mix – Perfect for Any Time!

Greetings, my dear coffee lovers! Are you craving for a decadent mocha latte, but don’t want to head out to your local coffee shop? Then you’re in luck! Today, I’ll be sharing with you an easy-to-follow recipe for a homemade mocha drink mix.

Whether you’re looking to warm up on a chilly day or to indulge in a treat during a relaxing evening at home, this mocha mix recipe is the perfect pick-me-up. With just a handful of ingredients that you may already have in your pantry, you can make your very own personalized café mocha without breaking the bank.

Not only is it economical, but it’s also versatile. You can enjoy your homemade mocha beverage hot or cold, add whipped cream or chocolate syrup and even customize it to your liking. Plus, since we’ll be using instant coffee granules in this recipe, there’s no need for brewing or steeping time!

So grab your favorite mug and let’s get started on making some irresistible drinks. Trust me; once you try this recipe, you’ll never go back to store-bought mixes. Cheers to homemade mochas!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Drink Mix
Mocha Drink Mix

If you’re a coffee lover like me, then you’ll absolutely adore this mocha drink mix recipe. Who doesn’t enjoy the warm and comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee? But this recipe takes that love to an entirely different level.

First and foremost, this homemade mocha mix is incredibly convenient. Sometimes you don’t have time to swing by your local café for your daily dose of caffeine; instead, you can quickly whip up a delicious and energizing mocha drink in the comfort of your own home.

Plus, it’s versatile! You can customize the recipe ingredients to match your taste preferences – whether you prefer a sweeter concoction or one with a stronger flavor profile. This recipe allows for endless experimentation options – from adding chocolate syrup to caramel flavoring.

But most importantly, making your own mocha latte has financial benefits! All of us know how steep prices can be at places like Starbucks, but with this recipe, you can save money on your daily indulgence. Plus, with more people working from home now, it’s always good to experiment with different coffee recipes and flavors that will keep us productive and focused.

So do yourself a favor and try out this mocha drink mix recipe. It’s bound to become your new go-to for days when you need a little pick-me-up or just want to indulge in a yummy café-style treat right at home!

Ingredient List

 Creamy, dreamy, decadent mocha mix
Creamy, dreamy, decadent mocha mix

Here are the ingredients you need to whip up this delicious and easy-to-make mocha drink mix recipe:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dry milk powder

Wet Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces milk (1 cup)

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (approx. 5ml)
  • Chocolate syrup, whipped cream or marshmallows (to make a cafe mocha)

You can quickly find most of these ingredients at your local grocery store or online. If you’re looking to make a large batch, all you need to do is double or triple the ingredients list – it’s that simple!

The Recipe How-To

 Indulge in this chocolatey delight
Indulge in this chocolatey delight

Now, it’s time for the most exciting part of this recipe article: the how-to section of the article. Get ready to brew a delicious mocha drink mix at home with the following instructions:


Make sure to gather all these ingredients before starting:
– 1 cup instant coffee granules
– 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
– 4 cups granulated sugar
– 5 cups dry milk powder
– 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Whisk together everything until well combined.

  3. To make a cup of mocha, stir two heaping tablespoons of the mocha mix into eight ounces (~240 mL) of hot water or warm milk.

  4. Store the remaining mixture in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture.

That’s it! With those simple steps, you have made your own versatile and delicious homemade mocha mix. Now, each time you crave a coffee fix, you don’t need to leave your home or spend a lot of time in line at your nearest coffee shop to enjoy your favorite kinds of coffee. Serve hot or cold and enjoy your delicious homemade mocha lattes or frappes!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perk up your day with a sip of mocha
Perk up your day with a sip of mocha

Now, let’s talk about the fun part of making coffee – the experimentation! While our mocha drink mix recipe is a tried and true favorite, sometimes it’s nice to mix things up. Here are some substitutions and variations to try:

– Want to make this mocha drink mix recipe without instant coffee granules? Substitute 1 cup of strongly brewed coffee for the instant coffee and reduce the warm water to 1 cup.

– If you don’t have unsweetened cocoa powder, you can use 2 cups of hot chocolate mix or prepare your own by adding 1/4 cup of granulated sugar per 1/4 cup of baking cocoa.

– Don’t have dry milk powder on hand? You can use creamer instead, but keep in mind that this will make the mix slightly richer.

– For an extra boost of flavor, add a drizzle of chocolate syrup or caramel sauce to the finished drink. You can also sprinkle some cinnamon or nutmeg on top for a warm, spicy flavor.

– If you prefer a stronger coffee flavor, add an extra tablespoon of instant coffee granules to the mix.

– Looking for a caffeine-free option? Use decaf instant coffee instead of regular.

Remember that these are just guidelines – don’t be afraid to get creative and put your own personal spin on things! A little experimentation can lead to some truly amazing results.

Serving and Pairing

 The perfect blend of coffee and cocoa
The perfect blend of coffee and cocoa

Well, it’s time to savor and enjoy this delicious homemade mocha drink mix! This recipe can yield approximately 4 cups of mocha mix, which can give you 32 servings of a satisfying cup of mocha coffee or more if you choose to make shorter drinks or smaller servings.

To serve, begin by stirring the mocha mix in warm water until fully dissolved. After that, add hot milk or cold milk if your preference is an iced-mocha. You may adjust the quantity to your preferred strength and sweetness level. If you prefer a more chocolatey taste, then feel free to add additional cocoa powder.

When paired with some tasty pastries, this homemade mocha latte recipe becomes a pleasurable experience for the taste buds. It goes well with sweet items like cookies, cakes, doughnuts or chocolate croissants. But, I personally would recommend something savory like a quiche or a toasted panini roll stuffed with ham and cheese; that will truly awaken your tastebuds.

This delightful mocha drink is versatile enough for any time of the day. You can hop on board and indulge in different variations depending on your mood. Try an iced caramel mocha on hot summer days or warm up your winters with a dark chocolate mocha; There are endless possibilities that will leave a smile on your face as you sip and savor the richness of this delicious beverage.

Overall, this homemade mocha latte recipe is a perfect addition to anyone’s morning routine, an afternoon pick-me-up or an elegant after-dinner indulgence. So go ahead and personalise it according to your taste buds because there is no right or wrong way to make magic in every cup!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with this mocha mix
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this mocha mix

Ahoy there, fellow coffee lovers! I bet you’re excited to whip up a batch of this homemade mocha drink mix recipe. You’ll be happy to hear that this recipe can be made in advance and stored for future use.

To make ahead, simply prepare the mocha drink mix as instructed in the recipe how-to section. Once done, transfer the drink mix to an airtight container or sealed bag and store it in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready to enjoy your homemade mocha, simply grab a mug and scoop 1-2 tablespoons of the drink mix into it. Pour hot water or steamed milk over the mix and stir until well combined. Add more or less mix according to your desired taste.

If you have any leftover mocha drink mix, you can store it in the fridge for up to two weeks. Be sure to keep it in an airtight container to prevent air exposure and moisture from altering its taste.

As for reheating your mocha drink, you have a few options. If you prefer hot drinks, simply pour your premade mixture into a microwave-safe mug and heat it up in the microwave for about 30 seconds to a minute. Give it a good stir after reheating, and you’re all set.

If iced mochas are your jam, don’t worry – you can reheat this mixture as well. Simply pour your premade mixture over ice and give it a good stir. To add a little something extra, top with whipped cream or chocolate shavings.

So there you have it, folks! With these make-ahead tips and reheating options at hand, you can enjoy your homemade mocha drink mix anytime without any fuss. Go ahead and impress your friends with this cafe-quality recipe!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A cozy drink to warm your soul
A cozy drink to warm your soul

Now that you have the recipe ingredients and instructions to make your homemade mocha drink mix, let me give you some tips for perfect results.

First, make sure that your ingredients are accurately measured. Use measuring cups and measuring spoons rather than eyeballing it. Even a small measurement difference can drastically affect the flavor of the drink mix.

Second, use high-quality ingredients. Instead of using generic or budget-friendly brands, choose premium brands of cocoa powder, coffee granules, and milk powder. This will significantly enhance the flavor of your drink mix.

Third, sift your cocoa powder before mixing it with other dry ingredients. Unsifted cocoa powder tends to clump, which can make your drink mixture lumpy and unevenly flavored.

Fourth, if you’re not a fan of strong coffee flavor, reduce the amount of instant coffee granules used in the recipe. You may also opt for decaf instant coffee granules instead.

Fifth, when serving the drink mix, add milk or creamer slowly while stirring continuously to prevent any lumps from forming.

Sixth, if you prefer your drink mix less sweet or want to lower calorie intake, reduce the amount of sugar used in the recipe. Also, you can add natural substitutes like honey or maple syrup instead of granulated sugar.

Seventh, experiment with different variations and additions such as chocolate syrup or whipped cream to elevate the taste and presentation of your mocha drink mix.

Finally, have fun making and enjoying your homemade mocha drink mix. Don’t be afraid to get creative with it and tailor it to suit your preferences. With these tips and the right attitude, your homemade mocha latte will be perfect every time!


Well now, it seems like we’ve covered all the grounds of this mocha drink mix recipe! However, I also know that you may have some lingering questions and concerns about how to make this homemade mocha experience as enjoyable as possible. Fear not, dear reader. In this section, I will do my best to answer the most commonly asked questions about this recipe and share some extra tips and tricks that will guarantee an excellent cup of coffee every time. So let’s get started on solving any doubts you might have!

What are the ingredients in mocha mix?

The ingredients present in the mixture include water, corn syrup, and soybean oil. Additionally, it contains less than 2% of soy protein isolate, monoglycerides, dipotassium phosphate, dextrose, natural and artificial flavor, sodium steroyl lactylate, polysorbate 60, salt, carrageenan, and beta carotene for color.

What is the formula for a mocha?

For a delicious cup of mocha, you’ll need 8 ounces of freshly brewed coffee or instant coffee, a half cup of milk weighing four ounces, and one tablespoon of cocoa powder measuring 15 grams. To ensure that your mocha turns out rich and creamy, add one tablespoon of warm water or warm milk to the cocoa powder.

How to make powder mocha?

For this recipe, we will need half a cup of instant coffee weighing around 30 grams, half a cup of cocoa powder weighing about 50 grams, half a cup of sugar weighing around 100 grams, a cup of milk powder weighing approximately 110 grams, and finally, one teaspoon of vanilla extract measuring around 5 ml.

How to make Starbucks instant mocha?

For a perfect cup of coffee, you’ll want to scoop 1.5 teaspoons of Starbucks® Premium Instant Coffee if you’re using a 6-ounce cup, or 2 teaspoons if it’s 8 ounces. Make sure to add the water after scooping and give it a good stir. This will ensure that the coffee is well mixed and will give you a smooth and consistent taste.

What do baristas use for mocha?

When it comes to making a mocha or mocha latte, there are no strict rules to follow. This delicious coffee beverage is made with espresso shots, steamed milk, and a generous drizzle of chocolate syrup, but the exact recipe is in the hands of the barista.

What is mocha flavoring made of?

When we say mocha, we’re talking about a combination of coffee and chocolate. Our Mocha Type, Natural Flavor Blend has strong coffee notes with a touch of dark chocolate, making it a versatile flavor for baking uses such as cakes and cookies.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the mocha drink mix recipe is a must-try for all coffee enthusiasts out there. Not only is it an easy recipe that you can make at home, but it is also customizable to suit your taste preferences. You’ll love how the blend of cocoa powder and instant coffee enhance each other to create a deliciously rich and creamy mocha latte.

Additionally, this recipe is budget-friendly, making it perfect for those who want to indulge in a cafe mocha without breaking the bank. With just a few ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen, you can whip up a batch of this mocha mix and enjoy different variations like the iced latte or dark chocolate mocha anytime!

Lastly, this recipe is versatile enough that you can make it in advance and store it for future use. So if you’re running late in the morning or don’t want to wait long for your cafe mocha fix, this homemade mocha mix is just what you need. Be sure to try this recipe out and experiment with various ingredients until you find your perfect blend. Trust me; once you try homemade mocha, you’ll never go back to store-bought again!

Mocha Drink Mix

Mocha Drink Mix Recipe

This recipe is wonderful for a cold day! So easy too! You can either make a batch for yourself to keep on hand or package it up with instructions and give as gifts! This is my Mom's favourite drink, very comforting. Please note that the yield is approximate.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine International
Calories 80.6 kcal


  • 1/3 cup instant coffee
  • 3/4 cup Coffee-mate (can use light)
  • 1 1/4 cups nestle's powdered chocolate milk mix


  • Put all ingredients in a blender and whirl away!
  • For the drink, add 2 heaping tbsp to a mug of hot milk, stir and enjoy!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 20gCalories: 80.6kcalCarbohydrates: 17.9gProtein: 1.1gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 26.3mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 15.3g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Beverages, Easy
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