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Welcome all coffee lovers! As a barista, I have had the pleasure of serving up many delicious coffee creations. Today, I am excited to share with you my recipe for Mocha Frost- a decadent, rich and creamy coffee delight that will satisfy your taste buds and give you the perfect caffeine kick.

Picture this- A tall glass filled with a creamy blend of chocolate fudge and rich mocha frosting. The aroma alone is enough to make your mouth water. The think frosting topping a pour of ice-cold sparkling water poured into a tall ice cream soda glass melts into the coldness and tastes like heaven in your mouth.

But enough talking, it’s time we get right into it. Whether you are looking for a dessert coffee to satisfy your sweet tooth or needing that extra caffeine boost, Mocha Frost is the perfect beverage for any occasion. So, dust off your blender and get ready for an amazing coffee experience. Let’s begin creating this delicious mocha frost recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Frost
Mocha Frost

Dear coffee lovers,

Let me tell you why this Mocha Frost Recipe is the best thing that could happen to your taste buds – it combines the richness of chocolate, the boldness of coffee, and the creaminess of frosting. What more could you ask for in a single drink?

Firstly, this recipe calls for easy-to-find ingredients such as powdered sugar, cocoa powder, whipping cream, and instant coffee granules. No need to fret over going to specialty stores to look for rare products – everything is available at your nearest supermarket.

Secondly, the recipe is incredibly versatile. You can use it on cupcakes, cakes, or even donuts! It pairs perfectly with any classic dessert but can add a unique and rich flavor to something experimental like an almond bundt cake.

Thirdly, the mocha frosting recipe is very easy to follow. The step by step guide will ensure that even amateur bakers can make it with ease. You don’t need fancy equipment either as all you require is a simple blender container.

Finally, this recipe not only satisfies your taste buds but also your eyes. The mocha frost’s rich brown color will make your dessert look irresistible and regal.

In conclusion, this Mocha Frost Recipe is not only delicious but also easy to make and versatile enough to suit a variety of desserts. So why not indulge yourself and give it a try? You might just fall in love with its rich and decadent flavor.

Ingredient List

 Indulge in a sweet caffeine break with our Mocha Frost!
Indulge in a sweet caffeine break with our Mocha Frost!

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this heavenly Mocha Frost recipe:

  • For the Frosting:
  • 2 cups (4 sticks or 450g) of butter, softened
  • 3 cups (360g) of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules or espresso powder
  • ¼ cup (60ml) of hot water
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt

  • For the Mocha Cream:

  • 1 cup (240ml) of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon of instant coffee granules or espresso powder
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder

  • For the Frosty Mocha:

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Sparkling water
  • Chocolate cake or donut (optional)

This is a simple recipe, but it’s essential to have all the ingredients ready before beginning your work. Having everything ready will make the process smooth and straightforward.

The Recipe How-To

 Take a sip of paradise with our Mocha Frost recipe!
Take a sip of paradise with our Mocha Frost recipe!

Preparing the Mocha Frosting

To make the mocha frosting, we’ll be combining 2 cups of butter, 3 cups of powdered sugar, and 1/2 cup of cocoa powder in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer or stand mixer, beat these ingredients together on low speed until just combined. Then, gradually increase the speed to medium and continue beating for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.

Next, dissolve 2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules (or espresso powder) in 3 tablespoons of hot water. Allow the coffee mixture to cool before adding it to the butter mixture along with 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat on medium-high speed for another minute until well combined.

The mocha frosting can now be transferred to a piping bag with your favorite decorating tip or applied directly onto your cake or cupcakes using an offset spatula. The results are a rich and indulgent mocha flavor that pairs perfectly with chocolate or vanilla cake.

Preparing the Mocha Cream

To make a frosty mocha cream, place 3 cups of vanilla ice cream into a blender container along with 1/4 cup of strongly brewed coffee (or espresso), 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder, and 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules (or espresso powder). Pulse these ingredients together on high speed until fully incorporated.

Next, add in 1 cup of sparkling water and blend on medium-high speed until light and frothy. Pour the mocha cream into serving glasses, top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate if desired.

With these easy step-by-step processes, you’ll be making mouth-watering mocha frosting and mocha cream in no time. Experiment with different variations to suit your taste buds such as adding salted caramel drizzle or substituting heavy whipping cream instead of milk. Serve on any occasion from a morning donut snack to an after-dinner party treat.

Substitutions and Variations

 Get in the mood for something sweet and heavenly with this Mocha Frost.
Get in the mood for something sweet and heavenly with this Mocha Frost.

Allow me to provide you with some delightful variations and substitutions to experiment with while making the Mocha Frost recipe. In this way, you can customize the recipe according to your preferences and dietary requirements.

For a dairy-free option, you can use almond or coconut milk instead of heavy cream while making the frosting. Instead of vanilla ice cream, try using vegan ice cream for a plant-based alternative.

If you don’t have instant coffee on hand, you can opt for espresso powder or coffee granules. For those who aren’t fond of coffee, replace it with hot chocolate mix powder or unsweetened cocoa powder.

To make the frosting lighter and fluffier, substitute half the butter with mascarpone cheese. Another great substitution for butter is margarine; it won’t affect the taste but will make your frosting softer.

If you’re looking for a healthier option, reduce the amount of sugar and butter in the recipe and add sparkling water to create a fizzy mocha drink.

You may also experiment with different flavors by adding a teaspoon of peppermint extract to create a refreshing Peppermint Mocha Frosting or stirring in a tablespoon of hazelnut syrup to give it a nutty twist.

Additionally, you can try pairing this frosting recipe with chocolate cake, yellow cake or donuts. It goes well with almost anything! With all these substitution options on hand, feel free to get creative while making your next batch of Mocha Frost!

Serving and Pairing

 A cup of coffee a day keeps lethargy and boredom at bay!
A cup of coffee a day keeps lethargy and boredom at bay!

Now that you’ve made this delightful Mocha Frost recipe, it’s time to think about how to serve and pair it. This frosty mocha treat is the perfect dessert for any occasion. It is rich and decadent, and pairs well with many different flavors.

For a truly indulgent experience, top your individual serving of Mocha Frost with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream. The contrast between the cold ice cream and the rich chocolate frosting is incredible. Or consider pairing your Mocha Frost with a freshly brewed cup of coffee – it’s like having a coffee and dessert all in one!

If you’re looking for something a little more creative, try using this frosting to make a cake or cupcakes. The rich mocha flavor adds depth and complexity to simple vanilla or yellow cakes. For an even more luxurious dessert, try layering the frosting between two layers of chocolate cake.

Alternatively, you could also use this Mocha Frost as a filling for donuts. Simply cut a small hole into each donut and pipe in some of the frosting. This can be a fun activity for kids and adults alike!

No matter how you choose to serve or pair your Mocha Frost, one thing is certain – this delicious treat is sure to impress anyone who tries it. So go ahead and indulge in this rich and creamy dessert!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 It's the most wonderful time of the day, time for Mocha Frost!
It’s the most wonderful time of the day, time for Mocha Frost!

Once you’ve made your delicious mocha frosting, you may be wondering how best to store it so that you can enjoy it whenever you like. This velvety frosting will keep well in the fridge, covered, for up to six days.

To make the most of your mocha buttercream frosting, I suggest storing it in an airtight container to ensure its longevity. When you’re ready to use it again, simply take it out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature before using. Give it a good stir or whisk if necessary to get it back to its original consistency.

If you’re planning on making this frosting ahead of time, I recommend freezing it for maximum freshness. You can freeze mocha frosting for up to two months by placing it into an airtight container, bag or wrapping tightly with plastic wrap. When you’re ready to use, simply thaw overnight in the fridge, then let it come back to room temperature before using again.

Reheating mocha frosting is optional but sometimes preferable for those who like a runnier or creamier consistency. To reheat your mocha buttercream frosting: simply spoon some out into a microwaveable dish and heat in 10-second increments until melted to your desired consistency. Alternatively, heat over low heat on the stove for the same effect.

Now that you know how to store and reheat your delicious mocha frosting, you can keep enjoying it again and again!

Tips for Perfect Results

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Now that you know the ingredients and the step-by-step process in making a delicious mocha frost recipe, let me share with you some tips to help ensure perfect results every time.

1. Use high-quality ingredients

The quality of the ingredients can greatly affect the taste and texture of your mocha frosting. So, it’s best to use high-quality cocoa powder, instant coffee or espresso powder, unsalted butter, and heavy whipping cream to achieve a richer flavor and smoother texture.

2. Follow the recipe measurements

To get the right consistency and flavor of your frosting, make sure to follow the recipe measurements religiously. Too little or too much of an ingredient can ruin the taste of your dessert.

3. Gradually add hot water/milk/cream

When making coffee/espresso mixture for the frosting or ganache, gradually add hot water/milk/cream instead of pouring it all at once. This will give you time to blend it and adjust the taste as needed.

4. Keep your frosting smooth

Achieving a smooth and creamy frosting is essential in any dessert, including mocha frost recipe. To avoid lumps, use softened butter or cream cheese when making the frosting. Also, scrape down the sides of your mixing bowl often while using an electric mixer.

5. Chill your frosting before serving

Your mocha frosting needs to be chilled for at least 30 minutes before spreading it on a cake or cupcakes. This will solidify your frosting and make it easier to work with.

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to mastering this delicious mocha frost recipe!


Now that you’ve learned how to make this delicious Mocha Frost recipe, you may have some questions. No worries, I have compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions and answered them for you. So, sit back, relax, and read the answers to these frequently asked questions.

What is mocha frosting made of?

To whip up a batch of mocha frosting, you’ll need butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder, heavy cream, salt, and vanilla extract.

How to make moka cream?

For a luscious creamy treat, whip up some whipping cream and sugar until they form stiff peaks in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, dissolve some coffee granules in boiling water and allow it to cool. Introduce the coffee mixture to the whipped cream and whip until well incorporated. It is crucial to keep the mocha cream refrigerated to maintain its texture and flavor.

How to make chocolate frost for cake?

To make a delectable cocoa frosting, first, grab a large mixing bowl and whip up some smooth butter and cocoa. Once it’s evenly blended, mix in some vanilla and powdered sugar until well combined. Now, it’s time to add the milk, slowly streaming it in until you reach the desired thickness for your frosting. After everything is blended, scrape the bowl’s sides and then whip the mixture again for a minute or two until your frosting is light, fluffy, and smooth.

Can you add coffee to store bought frosting?

When it comes to adding more flavor to your coffee, one trick I recommend trying is using chocolate icing. To really bring out the chocolate flavor, you can mix 1 teaspoon of instant coffee powder with ½ teaspoon of hot water and add it to the icing. This will give your coffee a delicious and rich taste.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Mocha Frost recipe is one that every coffee lover needs to add to their recipe book. This versatile recipe can be used for frostings, icings, and even as a whipped topping. The combination of chocolate and coffee in this recipe is a match made in heaven that will tantalize your taste buds.

With easy step-by-step instructions, substitutions and variations options, and tips for making the best mocha frosting, you’ll be whipping up batches of this frosty mocha treat in no time. The ability to make it ahead of time and store for later use is an added bonus!

This frosting works well on cupcakes, chocolate cake, bundt cake, donuts, and so much more. The sky’s the limit when it comes to pairing it with other desserts!

So, what are you still waiting for? Head to your kitchen and give this scrumptious recipe a try! And don’t forget to share your pictures of your creations on social media using the hashtag #MochaFrostRecipe!

Mocha Frost

Mocha Frost Recipe

This recipe comes from the Central Market in Fort Worth, TX. Posted for Summer '09 Comfort Cafe
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Coffee
Calories 486.2 kcal


  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water (or club soda)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 ounces espresso


  • whipped cream, chocolate shavings and mint sprig, for garnish


  • Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until well-mixed.
  • Serve in a chilled glass. For added richness, top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 314gCalories: 486.2kcalCarbohydrates: 69.1gProtein: 7.7gFat: 20.9gSaturated Fat: 12.1gCholesterol: 64.5mgSodium: 321.4mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 49.2g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, Low Protein, Shakes
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