Delicious Mocha Shake Recipe: Perfect for Coffee Lovers

Welcome, fellow coffee lovers! Today, I’m excited to share with you one of my all-time favorite recipes: the Mocha/Jamocha Shake. This deliciously rich and creamy shake is made with a perfect blend of coffee and chocolate – two flavors that are simply meant to be together!

If you’re a fan of Arby’s Jamocha Shake, then this is the recipe for you. With just a few simple ingredients that you may already have at home, you can make your own delicious copycat version right in your own kitchen. Trust me, once you try this shake, you’ll never want to go back to the standard vanilla or chocolate milkshake again.

But even if you aren’t familiar with Arby’s Jamocha Shake, don’t worry – this recipe is perfect for anyone who loves coffee and chocolate. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make. In just a matter of minutes, you can have a frosty treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you feeling energized and ready to take on the world.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started on making our very own Mocha/Jamocha Shake right now!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha / Jamocha Shake
Mocha / Jamocha Shake

Picture this: it’s a hot summer day and you’re craving something cold and energizing. What could be a better solution than a Jamocha Shake? I promise you, this recipe is the answer to every coffee lover’s dream. You’ll love this recipe for the following reasons:

Firstly, it’s incredibly easy to make at home, even if you don’t have an espresso machine. All you need is some brewed coffee, vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, and milk. Mix them all together in a blender for a few seconds and voila! You’ll have a drink that’s as good – if not better – than what you can get at your local coffee shop.

Secondly, the combination of coffee and chocolate is simply perfect. The sweetness of the ice cream and chocolate syrup blends perfectly with the bitterness of the coffee for a drink that’s both refreshing and indulgent.

Thirdly, this recipe is highly customizable. Depending on your preferences, you can adjust the amount of sugar or switch out some ingredients for healthier alternatives. If you’re sensitive to caffeine or just want to cut down on it, you can use decaf coffee or low-caffeine tea instead.

Lastly, making your own Jamocha Shake at home means you can avoid all the extra preservatives and additives that store-bought drinks often contain. Who knows what else is in there besides sugar and fat? With this homemade recipe, you know exactly what you’re drinking.

In summary, this Jamocha Shake recipe is definitely worth trying. It’s quick, easy, delicious, and easily customizable to suit your preferences. So go ahead and satisfy your cravings without leaving home – it’s time to treat yourself with this amazing drink!

Ingredient List

“Take a sip and escape to chocolate heaven”

Get your ingredients ready!

Here is a list of items you need to make the best Mocha / Jamocha Shake for yourself at home. Most of these ingredients can be easily found in any grocery store, and you may already have some of them in your kitchen too!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup brewed coffee: Your favorite coffee blend will work just fine, but we recommend using low-caffeine coffee if you want to avoid unnecessary jitters.

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar: This amount of sugar gives the shake a perfect balance of sweetness, but you can adjust it based on your preference.

  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk: The milk adds a creamy texture that pairs perfectly with the ice cream.

  • 2 tbsp chocolate syrup: Use your favorite brand or make your own copycat recipe for that authentic taste!

  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream: It’s the star ingredient of this recipe! Use a standard size scoop and make sure it’s soft enough to blend smoothly.

  • Ice: Adding ice to the blended drink will help to achieve the perfect consistency—not too thick or too runny!

Gather all these ingredients, and let’s get started to make the best Mocha / Jamocha Shake recipe at home!

The Recipe How-To

“A delicious blend of indulgence and refreshment”

Now that we have covered the basic information about our Jamocha Shake recipe let’s move on to the most important part – The Recipe How-To. This recipe is incredibly easy and takes no time to create. Get your blenders ready, and let’s get started!


  • 1 cup of brewed coffee
  • 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 2 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup of low-fat milk


  1. Begin by brewing a standard size coffee mug (about 8 ounces) of strong coffee with low caffeine: use regular or decaf as per your preference.
  2. Pour this warm coffee into your blender jar.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar to the blender jar and blend for 15 seconds to dissolve this in the hot coffee.
  4. Now add 2 cups of vanilla ice cream, 1/4 cup of chocolate syrup and 1 cup of low-fat milk into the blender.
  5. Blend all these ingredients together well at medium speed for about 20 seconds or until you see a thick, creamy texture.
  6. Once it is blended and perfectly mixed together, pour it into a glass and enjoy!

Additional Tips

  • If you want to make a sugar-free version, replace the granulated sugar with artificial sweeteners or leave it out altogether.
  • For a vegan version – replace dairy milk with an alternative like almond, soy or oat milk along with vegan ice cream.
  • Want a Jamocha Shake but don’t want it too sweet? Use less sugar in your recipe or try using dark chocolate syrup instead of regular.
  • If you don’t have chocolate syrup, you can make your own by mixing cocoa powder and a sweetener such as honey or agave nectar with a little water if you wish.

Now that you know how to make the perfect Jamocha Shake copycat recipe, go ahead and impress your friends and family with this homemade, creamy and delicious drink.

Substitutions and Variations

“Chill out with our creamy Mocha Shake”

Let’s be real here: we all love a good Jamocha Shake, but sometimes it’s nice to switch things up a bit. Luckily, there are plenty of substitutions and variations you can make to this classic recipe to keep your taste buds guessing.

First up, if you’re looking for a low sugar or low caffeine version of the shake, try using less granulated sugar or opting for decaf coffee instead. You can also use sugar-free sweeteners or dairy alternatives like almond milk or coconut milk.

For those who want to get creative with their Jamocha Shake, try adding different flavorings like peppermint extract, caramel sauce, or even peanut butter. If you’re feeling adventurous, blend in some frozen fruit for a fruity twist on the classic recipe.

For vegans and those with lactose intolerances, swap out the vanilla ice cream for a vegan alternative like soy ice cream or use coconut milk instead of low-fat milk to create a vegan mocha shake.

Lastly, fans of chocolate milkshakes can easily make a chocolate shake by skipping the coffee altogether and increasing the amount of chocolate syrup. If you want to turn this recipe into a DIY Arby’s Jamocha Shake copycat recipe, add 1-2 tbsp of cocoa powder and 3 tbsp of malt powder.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to making variations and substitutions with this recipe. Whether you stick to the original recipe or experiment with different ingredients and flavors, the combination of coffee and chocolate is always going to satisfy your cravings.

Serving and Pairing

“Decadence in a glass”

When it comes to the Jamocha Shake, there’s no shortage of options for how to serve and pair this delightful treat.

First off, let’s talk about presentation. A tall glass is a must for a Jamocha Shake – not only does it look nice, but it also allows you to fully enjoy the layers of creamy goodness. Speaking of which, don’t skimp on the whipped cream and chocolate syrup topping! Trust me, it adds the perfect finishing touch.

Now onto pairing. The beauty of the Jamocha Shake is that it goes well with just about anything. At its core, this shake is a blend of two flavors – coffee and chocolate – resulting in a rich combination that can complement a variety of desserts or even savory items.

For those with a sweet tooth, pair your Jamocha Shake with a warm slice of chocolate cake or an ooey-gooey brownie. The richness of the shake will balance out the sweetness of these dessert items perfectly.

For a more savory option, try sipping your Jamocha Shake alongside your favorite burger or sandwich. The coffee flavor in this shake pairs particularly well with red meat, especially if it’s cooked with smoky or charred flavors.

Vegans need not miss out on the fun either – there are plenty of ways to make this shake vegan-friendly! Simply swap out the dairy ice cream for vegan vanilla ice cream and use vegan chocolate syrup. Another option is to follow Minimalist Baker’s Vegan Mocha Milkshake recipe which incorporates espresso shots and plant-based milk alternatives into its recipe.

Lastly, what’s great about making your own Jamocha Shake copycat at home is that you can adjust its caffeine levels based on personal preference by using low caffeine or decaf coffee.

So whether you’re enjoying this drink on its own as an afternoon pick-me-up or pairing it with some delicious food item, one thing is for certain: Arby’s Jamocha Shake recipe is sure to impress!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“For coffee and chocolate lovers alike”

Now, let’s talk about the crucial step of making, storing and reheating this Jamocha Shake recipe. Trust me, you don’t want to skip this step because it can either make or break the shake.

Firstly, if you’re planning to make the shake ahead of time, you have two options. You can blend all the ingredients together and store it in the fridge until it’s chilled enough to drink, or you can prepare the coffee and ice cream mixture separately and combine them before serving. If you end up choosing the first option, keep in mind that this shake is best consumed within a few hours of blending it.

Secondly, if you’ve got leftover shake that you wish to store for later use, transfer it to an airtight container or a sealable freezer bag and put it in the freezer. The texture may change slightly when you reheat it, but the taste will still be delicious. Keep in mind that as with storing any frozen dessert, ice crystals may form on top of it, so make sure to give it a good mix before reheating.

Next up is reheating. If you decide to reheat your shake – which I highly recommend – there are a few ways to do it. But first and foremost, don’t forget to let it thaw at room temperature for at least 10 minutes before reheating. This will help ensure that your shake doesn’t splatter when heated.

Here’s what you can do:

– Transfer the shake into a microwave-safe container and heat on high for 15-second intervals. Stir between each interval until thoroughly heated.

– Alternatively, pour the shake into a saucepan over low heat and whisk constantly until steamy hot but not boiling.

And lastly, remember that while this recipe calls for certain ingredients such as cow milk and vanilla ice cream, feel free to substitute them with plant-based alternatives like almond milk or vegan ice cream. You can also make the shake low on caffeine or sugar-free by using decaf coffee, low-fat milk and sugar substitutes.

Tips for Perfect Results

“The perfect way to treat yourself on a hot day”

You’ve got all the ingredients for the perfect Mocha/Jamocha Shake Recipe, but you want to make sure your end product is a crowd-pleaser. Don’t worry, I’m here to provide you with some tips to ensure your shake turns out flawless.

1. Use cold ingredients

Make sure your milk, coffee, and ice cream are all chilled before blending them together. This will prevent the consistency from being too watery.

2. Brew strong coffee

Brew a strong pot of coffee as it will give the shake a rich flavor. A low caffeine option can be used if needed.

3. Blend in stages

Many people make the mistake of blending all the ingredients at once, resulting in a lumpy and poorly blended shake. To avoid this, blend your coffee, milk, and sugar first. After it’s blended smooth, add your ice and then the ice cream.

4. Add enough sugar/chocolate syrup

If you’re looking for sweetness in your shake then make sure to use chocolate syrup as well as granulated sugar; this helps maximize the flavor profile while providing appropriate levels of sweetness.

5. Adjust the ratio of ingredients

If your shake comes out too thin then try adding more ice cream or reducing your liquid content (coffee/milk). On the other hand, if the shake becomes too thick then reduce the amount of ice cream or increase the liquid content.

6. Substitute low-fat milk

While whole milk can be used in this recipe, it is recommended to use low-fat milk which enhances the flavor without adding extra calories.

7. Make a vegan version

To make a vegan version of this recipe substitute vanilla ice cream with coconut/soy/ almond milk based vegan ice cream and use cocoa powder instead of chocolate syrup.

Follow these simple tips and you’ll be able to whip up a flavorful Mocha/Jamocha Shake Recipe that will excite taste buds of everyone who will enjoy it!


As a barista, I have encountered my fair share of questions about coffee and its variations. In this section, I will address some of the most common questions I receive regarding the Mocha / Jamocha Shake Recipe. From sugar-free alternatives to using vegan ingredients, here are my answers to your frequently asked questions.

What is a Jamocha Shake made of?

The Jamocha shake is a simple frozen coffee drink that consists of only a few key ingredients: ice cream, coffee, milk, and chocolate syrup. The blend of these four components results in a deliciously refreshing beverage that is perfect for hot summer days.

What flavor is Arby’s Jamocha Shake?

It’s no secret that chocolate and coffee make a great pair, and there’s just something about a milkshake that hits the spot. Our Jamocha Shake embodies all three of these elements – it’s a deliciously cold and creamy blend of chocolate and coffee.

Is there actual coffee in a Jamocha Shake?

While the Jamocha flavoring in Arby’s shake may taste like coffee, it actually contains a small amount of caffeine due to the use of instant coffee powder. However, this doesn’t affect the high sugar and calorie content in the drink.

Why is it called a Jamocha Shake?

The term “Jamocha” refers to a type of coffee that is often blended with chocolate. The origin of the word can be traced back to the combination of two well-known coffee-producing regions: Java and Mocha. These regions have historically been major sources of coffee beans.

Bottom Line

Now that you have all the information you need, it’s time to get started on making your very own mocha/jamocha shake. Whether you’re a coffee lover or just looking for a sweet and creamy treat, this recipe is sure to hit the spot.

With its combination of rich coffee flavor, chocolate syrup, and creamy vanilla ice cream, the mocha/jamocha shake is truly a classic. And with our easy-to-follow recipe and helpful tips, you’re sure to nail the perfect consistency and taste every time.

So don’t wait any longer – grab your ingredients and start blending up a delicious shake today. With each sip, you’ll find yourself transported to your favorite coffee shop or fast food joint, enjoying a tasty treat from the comfort of your own home.

Remember, there are plenty of ways to customize this recipe to suit your tastes – whether you want to switch up the type of milk you use, add some extra flavors like caramel or mint, or even make it vegan-friendly. The possibilities are endless!

So what are you waiting for? Get creative and start experimenting with your own unique twist on this classic recipe. And be sure to share your creations with friends and family – they’re sure to be impressed by your barista skills!

Mocha / Jamocha Shake

Mocha / Jamocha Shake Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Calories 633.2 kcal


  • 1 cup cold coffee
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup


  • Combine the coffee, milk, and sugar in a blender and mix on medium speed for 15 seconds to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add ice cream, and chocolate syrup then blend on high speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Stop blender and stir mixture with a spoon if necessary to help blend ingredients.
  • Pour drink into two 16 ounce glasses.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 485gCalories: 633.2kcalCarbohydrates: 89.3gProtein: 12.5gFat: 25.5gSaturated Fat: 15.3gCholesterol: 93.5mgSodium: 311.3mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 77g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, Low Protein, Shakes, Small Appliance
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