Indulge in the Rich Flavors of Mocha Espresso Mix

Are you a coffee lover? Do you enjoy the rich and indulgent flavor of a mocha latte, but want to make it at home? Look no further! I am thrilled to share my homemade Mocha Espresso Mix recipe with you. This mix allows you to create a delicious and easy cafe mocha in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Instead of making multiple trips to your local coffee shop for an expensive and calorie-packed mocha latte, this recipe provides a more cost-effective and healthier alternative. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create an easy homemade mocha that will satisfy your cravings all year round.

This Mocha Espresso Mix can be brewed using an espresso machine or strong coffee from a drip brewer. It is versatile and can be enjoyed hot or cold, as well as with whipped cream or milk foam. Plus, with substitutions and variations included in the recipe, you can easily customize it to your liking.

By making your own mocha at home, you can also avoid excessive sugar, preservatives and additives present in store-bought versions. So let’s dive into the recipe and get started on creating your very own perfect cup of Mocha Espresso Latte today!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Espresso Mix
Mocha Espresso Mix

If you are someone who loves a good cup of coffee and can’t resist the temptation of chocolate, then this mocha espresso mix recipe is exactly what you need in your life! Imagine a delicious, creamy and chocolatey mocha latte that you can easily prepare in the comfort of your own home.

This recipe combines the strong and flavorful taste of brewed espresso with the smooth creamy texture of steamed milk to create a perfect fusion of flavors. And to top it all off, we add rich and decadent chocolate syrup to give you an irresistible chocolatey flavor that will tantalize your taste buds.

What’s great about this recipe is that it’s very versatile. You can customize it according to your preferences by adjusting the amount of sugar or cocoa powder. Not to mention, it’s also super easy to make!

So why spend money at expensive coffee shops when you can make coffee drinks like cafe mocha, mocha latte or even hot chocolate right at home? With this recipe, you’ll be sipping on delicious homemade mochas in no time!

Ingredient List

 A shot of energy in every cup!
A shot of energy in every cup!

To make the perfect Mocha Espresso Mix, you’ll need the following ingredients:

For the chocolate mix:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup instant espresso coffee powder

For the mocha latte:

  • 2 shots of espresso
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 cup steamed whole milk
  • Milk foam for topping

Note: You can use an espresso machine to brew espresso directly into a mug or use a strong coffee instead of espresso shots. Plus, you can also make this recipe using hot chocolate mix instead of cocoa powder + granulated sugar.

The key ingredient that sets this recipe apart is the balance between rich chocolate and bold coffee. Consequently, I recommend using high-quality and dark chocolate powder or chocolate syrup to get a more intense and satisfying flavor. Meanwhile, instant coffee or espresso is perfect if you’re looking for a quick and easy homemade mocha.

Now that we have all our ingredients at hand, it’s time to learn how to make this delicious Mocha Espresso Mix step-by-step!

The Recipe How-To

 Indulge in the rich and creamy goodness.
Indulge in the rich and creamy goodness.

Preparing the Mocha Espresso Mix

First things first, let’s gather our ingredients 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, and 1/2 cup of instant espresso coffee powder.

In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together until you reach a uniform mixture. Make sure to sift the materials first to mix them easier.

Tip: Don’t overdo the mixture or you’ll end up coughing up cocoa powder.

Making Espresso Shots and Preparing Milk

Next, brew two espresso shots using your espresso machine.

If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can substitute two tablespoons of instant coffee with one cup of hot water.

Use whole milk for best results since it is easier to froth compared to skim or low-fat milk. Steam approximately one cup of whole milk in a separate metal pitcher until it is warm and has small bubbles forming on top.

Pro-tip: Steam your milk for about 10 seconds to get an ideal texture.

Combining Espresso and Milk

Pour the two freshly brewed espresso shots directly on the mocha mix stored in the mug. Stir thoroughly to dissolve the mix completely into the espresso. Then pour steamed milk inside until it fills 3/4 of the mug.

Don’t be afraid to experiment and play around with your desired milk and sugar ratios!

Adding Extras

For those who love more chocolate-y taste, add two tablespoons of chocolate syrup or melt one tablespoon of chocolate powder and mix it up with your mocha ingredients before adding steamed milk. For a little variation, sprinkle ground cinnamon or nutmeg over your foam.

Milk Foam

And now – optional but highly recommended – add a dollop of whipped cream on top for added creamy goodness!

To make milk foam at home, heat up cold milk in a container and pour it into your French press. Pump the plunger up and down for about 20 seconds or until the milk doubles in size.

When the milk has formed foam on top, scoop it out and place it on top of your mocha latte.

Congratulations! You have now made a homemade Mocha Latte that’s better than anything you could buy at any coffee shop. Enjoy your delicious homemade mocha latte with your friends, family, or just yourself!

Substitutions and Variations

 Coffee or dessert? This drink is both!
Coffee or dessert? This drink is both!

One of the great things about making your own mocha espresso mix is the ability to customize it to your liking. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Chocolate: If you prefer dark chocolate, use dark chocolate chips or add a tablespoon of dark chocolate cocoa powder. For white chocolate lovers, substitute white chocolate chips or use Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha syrup.

– Sugar: Instead of granulated sugar, try using coconut sugar or honey for a natural sweetener.

– Espresso: If you don’t have an espresso machine at home, make a strong cup of coffee instead. You can also use instant coffee granules as a substitute for the espresso shots.

– Milk: Swap whole milk with 2%, skim, almond, or oat milk depending on your dietary preferences.

– Cocoa powder: Use unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder for an extra rich flavor.

– Mix-ins: Add a dash of cinnamon, vanilla extract, or peppermint extract for a twist on traditional mocha flavor.

– Iced Mocha Latte: Mix the mocha espresso mix with cold milk instead of hot and pour over ice. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Remember, any substitution will change the taste of your homemade mocha, so experiment and find what works best for you!

Serving and Pairing

 Can't decide between coffee and hot chocolate? Have both!
Can’t decide between coffee and hot chocolate? Have both!

When it comes to serving and pairing your homemade mocha, there are a few things to keep in mind. First and foremost, this decadent coffee beverage is best enjoyed as a treat, so think of it as dessert or an after-dinner drink rather than your usual morning pick-me-up.

For a classic café mocha experience, serve your mocha in a large mug with plenty of room for steamed milk and whipped cream. Be sure to top your mocha with a generous dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce or syrup for that extra touch of indulgence. If you’re feeling fancy, try dusting your completed mocha with cocoa powder or ground cinnamon for added flavor and flair.

When it comes to pairing your homemade mocha, there are no hard and fast rules. That being said, since the chocolate flavor is such a dominant component of this beverage, it pairs particularly well with other rich, sweet flavors. Consider serving your mocha with a slice of cake, a chocolate croissant or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

If you’re looking for something savory to pair with your mocha instead, try serving it alongside a buttery croissant or toasted bagel with cream cheese. The contrast between the rich sweetness of the mocha and the salty tanginess of the bagel can be particularly satisfying.

Another great option to elevate your mocha-drinking experience is to customise it according to the seasons. Try sprinkling some pumpkin spice or cinnamon onto whipped cream during autumn or blend in some peppermint flavours during winter months.

With these tips in mind, you’re ready to enjoy the perfect cup of homemade mocha. So pour yourself a cup, sit back and savour this decadent delight!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Chocolate and espresso, a perfect match made in heaven.
Chocolate and espresso, a perfect match made in heaven.

Making a mocha espresso mix has never been easier, but did you know that it can also be made ahead of time and stored for later? That’s right, you can have your own homemade chocolatey coffee mix ready whenever you need it.

To make ahead, simply follow the recipe instructions and mix all the ingredients until well combined. Store the mixture in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.

When you’re ready to enjoy your mocha latte, simply place 2 tablespoons of the mix into an espresso mug and brew two espresso shots directly onto it. Stir until the powder is completely dissolved. Then, steam 1 cup of whole milk and pour it over the espresso mix. Top with milk foam and your desired amount of chocolate syrup or whipped cream.

If you have any leftover brewed espresso shots, they can also be stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours. To reheat them, simply place them into a microwave-safe container and heat them on high for 30 seconds or until they reach your desired temperature.

What if you want to make a large batch of mocha mix and store it for longer periods? You can freeze it in freezer-safe containers for up to six months. Before using, remove the container from the freezer and let it thaw on the counter for about 30 minutes while stirring occasionally.

In summary, making your own homemade mocha espresso drink has never been easier or more convenient! By following these storage and reheating tips, you can enjoy your delicious drink anytime you want without compromising its taste and quality.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect pick-me-up for any time of the day.
The perfect pick-me-up for any time of the day.

To make the perfect mocha espresso mix, attention to detail is a must. Here are some tips to help you achieve the best results:

First and foremost, it’s crucial to use high-quality ingredients. Make sure to choose the finest cocoa powder, granulated sugar, and instant espresso coffee powder for your mix. These components will determine the taste and aroma of your coffee, so don’t skimp on quality.

Next up, you want to ensure that everything is completely dissolved in your mix. When combining the cocoa powder, instant espresso coffee powder, and granulated sugar, stir it slowly until everything is fully incorporated. If there are any lumps in your mixture, sift them out before using it.

When it comes to making a mocha latte or caffè mocha with your mix, it’s best to use freshly steamed milk. This way, you can create a creamy texture while highlighting the chocolate and coffee undertones.

For the espresso shots in your mix or when brewed espresso directly into a mug, using an espresso machine is ideal. It produces the strongest coffee flavor while imparting a rich crema on top of each shot.

Also, try adjusting the recipe to tailor it to your taste preferences. Add more cocoa powder or chocolate syrup for extra chocolatey goodness. If you prefer less sweetness, reduce the amount of granulated sugar in your recipe.

Finally, experiment with different milk types such as whole milk or almond milk in your mocha latte recipe. You may also explore adding whipped cream or dark chocolate shavings on top of the drink for a decadent finish.

By following these tips and making small tweaks accordingly, you can create an easy homemade mocha that rivals those from Starbucks or other coffee drinks establishments – all from the comfort of home!


Before we wrap things up, let’s take a closer look at some frequently asked questions regarding this delectable mocha espresso mix recipe. If you have any hesitations or uncertainties about the recipe, this section should put your mind at ease while also enhancing your understanding and appreciation of how to make an authentic and savory cup of mocha.

What is in a mocha espresso?

Mocha, also known as mocha latte, is a delightful coffee-based beverage that combines espresso, steamed milk, and chocolate syrup. The exact ingredients and recipe can vary depending on the barista’s preferences.

What are the ingredients in mocha mix?

The ingredients used in this product include water, soybean oil, and corn syrup. Additionally, the list includes soy protein isolate, monoglycerides, dipotassium phosphate, dextrose, and natural and artificial flavoring. Sodium steroyl lactylate, polysorbate 60, salt, carrageenan, and beta carotene (color) are also included, but in lesser amounts of less than 2%.

How many shots of espresso are in a mocha?

When making a mocha, it’s common to use a single or double shot of espresso. Nevertheless, the strength of the drink is entirely up to you and can be adjusted accordingly. To begin, use a milk frother to steam your milk and ensure there’s an adequate amount of milk foam on top for the perfect creamy texture.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Mocha Espresso Mix recipe is the perfect addition to any coffee lover’s repertoire. Whether you’re a seasoned barista or a beginner, this recipe is easy to follow and results in a delicious and indulgent mocha latte in just minutes. With simple ingredients and easy substitutions, you can easily customize this recipe to your liking and create a perfect café mocha right at home.

So go out there and try this amazing recipe for yourself! Nothing beats the satisfaction of enjoying a hot, creamy mocha latte on your own couch while saving some money. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to make café-quality drinks with just a few basic ingredients.

So start brewing some espresso shots, boil some milk, mix the ingredients and let us know what you think! The possibilities are endless – you can add whipped cream, chocolate syrup, or even sprinkle some cocoa powder on top to make it look even better. So don’t wait any longer, grab those ingredients and get ready for an easy homemade mocha-lattee that will impress anyone who tries it. Happy sipping!

Mocha Espresso Mix

Mocha Espresso Mix Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Coffee
Servings 8 cs.
Calories 45.1 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons instant espresso coffee powder
  • 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy coffee creamer
  • 2 tablespoons ground chocolate (such as Ghiradelli's Sweet Ground Chocolate and Cocoa)
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa


  • Combine espresso powder, dried milk, sugar, nondairy creamer, ground chocolate and cocoa in a plastic container.
  • Place 2 tablespoons of mix in a cup.
  • Add 1 cup of boiling water and stir.
  • Can Be doubled or tripled.

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Serving: 132gCalories: 45.1kcalCarbohydrates: 5.8gProtein: 2.2gFat: 1.9gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 33.2mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 5g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, Oven
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