Indulge in the Rich Flavor of Mocha Shakes

Hello coffee lovers! Are you ready to indulge in a decadent treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth and your caffeine cravings? Look no further than this delicious Mocha Shake recipe. Made with creamy vanilla ice cream, rich instant coffee, and delectable cocoa powder, this recipe is perfect for anyone looking for a delightful twist on the classic milkshake.

As a barista, I know that sometimes a regular cup of joe just won’t cut it. Sometimes you need something more indulgent and fun to take your coffee consumption to the next level. This Mocha Shake is an easy-to-make beverage that perfectly balances sweet and rich flavors – perfect for any time of day.

Whether you’re planning a cozy night in or need an extra boost of energy during a busy workday, this shake recipe is sure to hit the spot. So break out your blender and get ready to whip up something special – this Mocha Shake is calling your name!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Shake
Mocha Shake

Are you in the mood for a delicious and indulgent treat? Look no further than this amazing Mocha Shake recipe! If you’re a coffee lover, this shake is sure to hit all the right notes with its rich cocoa powder and strong brewed coffee flavors. But even if you’re not a huge fan of coffee, this recipe is still worth a try – the addition of vanilla ice cream gives it a creamy and sweet flavor that can satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.

What sets this Mocha Shake apart from other milkshake recipes out there is its simplicity! With just six ingredients and a blender, you can have a milkshake ready in no time. And speaking of ingredients, most of the ones you need for this recipe are probably already in your kitchen. All it takes is some powdered instant coffee, warm water, cocoa powder, sugar, milk and your favorite vanilla ice cream to make this delicious treat happen.

Not only is this recipe easy to make and uses simple ingredients that are readily available, it’s also incredibly adaptable. For those who prefer dairy-free options or might have an intolerance or allergy for dairy products, unsweetened almond milk could be used instead of cow’s milk or you can opt for vegan vanilla ice cream. Plus, if you want to make some substitutions or additions to the original recipe – go ahead! Adding peanut butter or cafe mocha protein powder accompanied by cold brew will surely give your shake an extra punch of flavor.

Finally, a major selling point about this shake is how versatile it can be. Pair it with some homemade chocolate cookies, top with whipped cream or garnish with chocolate curls to add some extra decadence to your dessert. You can also enjoy it as breakfast coffee milkshake or even replace the classic chocolate shake option for dessert to impress your guests.

In conclusion, this easy mocha milkshake recipe is perfect for anyone looking for a quick and delicious dessert idea that combines rich flavors with smooth creaminess. So don’t hesitate to give it a try – you and your taste buds won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 Catch me sippin' on this delicious Mocha Shake!
Catch me sippin’ on this delicious Mocha Shake!

Here is what you will need to make this delicious mocha shake recipe:

Shake Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup of powdered instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Optional Add-ins:

  • A scoop of protein powder for a healthier breakfast option
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter for a nutty twist
  • 6 oz. of cold brew for an extra kick
  • A handful of ice cubes to make it colder and crunchier

You can also use dairy-free substitutions like unsweetened almond milk or even skip the milk altogether and just use whole coffee ice cream and cold coffee instead. The possibilities are endless!

The Recipe How-To

 Are you a coffee-lover? This Mocha Shake is for you!
Are you a coffee-lover? This Mocha Shake is for you!

Now that you’ve read the ingredient list, it’s time to create the easy and delicious mocha shake. Follow these simple steps for a perfect mocha milkshake.

Step 1: Brew Your Coffee

Start by brewing 1 cup of strong coffee, either hot or cold. If you prefer a stronger taste, add 2 tablespoons of powdered instant coffee to warm water and stir until dissolved.

Step 2: Blend Smooth

In a blender, combine the following shake ingredients:

  • 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 2 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
  • tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of ice

Blend on high speed until all ingredients are well combined and smooth.

Step 3: Add Coffee to Blender

Next, add the brewed coffee to your blender. Blend again for approximately 10 seconds or until well combined.

Step 4: Adjust Consistency

If you prefer a thicker consistency, add more ice cream or ice cubes. For a thinner consistency, add more milk.

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy!

Pour your mocha shake into your favorite glass and top with whipped cream and chocolate curls. Enjoy your delicious creation immediately!

Tip: If you want to make this recipe vegan, substitute whole milk for unsweetened almond milk and use vegan whipped cream. You can also turn this recipe into a protein shake by adding cafe mocha protein powder.

Now that you know how to make this delicious drink, it’s time to get started!

Substitutions and Variations

 Satisfy your caffeine & ice cream cravings with this Mocha Shake.
Satisfy your caffeine & ice cream cravings with this Mocha Shake.

If you’re feeling adventurous, there are a few ways to make this mocha shake recipe your own. Here are some suggestions for substitutions and variations:

– Dairy-free: If you’re lactose intolerant or vegan, you can substitute the milk and ice cream with unsweetened almond milk or other plant-based alternatives. You can also use dairy-free protein powder if you want to make it a protein shake.

– Cafe Mocha Protein Shake: Add your favorite protein powder to turn this into a breakfast drink that will keep you energized all day long.

– Cold Brew Mocha Shake: Brew up a cup of cold coffee instead of using instant coffee to add an extra layer of flavor into the shake.

– Chocolate Decadence: Add some whipped cream and chocolate curls on top for a more indulgent treat.

– Peanut Butter Mocha Shake: Add a tablespoon or two of peanut butter to get that perfect chocolate and peanut butter pairing.

– Cocoa Lovers: Put in more cocoa powder to increase the chocolaty flavor of the mocha shake.

Whatever substitution or variation you choose, be sure to blend everything thoroughly in the blender so that you end up with a smooth and creamy consistency. Try experimenting with different ingredients and finding your own signature mocha milkshake recipe. The possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

 Shake up your day with a Mocha Shake!
Shake up your day with a Mocha Shake!

Now that you have your delicious mocha shake in hand, you might be wondering what would be the best thing to pair it with. Lucky for you, there are tons of options!

If you’re looking for a sweet and salty combo, try pairing your mocha shake with some freshly popped popcorn or some pretzels. The saltiness will perfectly balance the sweetness of the shake.

For something a little more indulgent, why not try pairing your mocha shake with a warm chocolate chip cookie? Talk about a match made in heaven!

If you’re looking for something more savory, a breakfast sandwich or bagel sandwich would go great with the mocha shake. The richness of the coffee flavor can cut through the fattiness of the meat and cheese in the sandwich.

Lastly, if you’re feeling adventurous, serve your mocha shake alongside some spicy buffalo wings. The sweetness from the shake will help cool down your mouth after indulging in some hot wings.

And let’s be real, there’s no wrong way to enjoy a delicious mocha milkshake! So whether you’re sipping it alone or pairing it with another tasty treat, sit back and enjoy this decadent drink.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Who says you can't have coffee for dessert? Try this Mocha Shake.
Who says you can’t have coffee for dessert? Try this Mocha Shake.

Once you have prepared your delicious mocha shakes, you may want to store some for later or make-ahead for a future party. The good news is that mocha shakes can be made ahead and stored in the freezer until you need them.

If you have a batch of mocha shake left over, place it in an airtight container and freeze it for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to serve it, let it sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes or so until it reaches the desired softness, then give it a quick blend in the blender to restore its texture.

Reheating a mocha shake is not really necessary, as this delight is often enjoyed cold. However, if you prefer your shake warm, simply pour it into a microwave-safe container and heat for about 20 seconds, stirring every five seconds. Remember: do not leave the shake in the microwave too long as this may cause the ice cream to melt and ruin its texture.

To ensure the best taste and quality of your mocha shakes, always use fresh ingredients and follow proper storage techniques. And finally, one last tip is to add a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate curls on top of your shake before serving – this added touch will elevate your drink into an indulgent treat!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Cooling off never tasted this good - Mocha Shake, anyone?
Cooling off never tasted this good – Mocha Shake, anyone?

At the heart of making a great mocha shake lies in the technique and ingredients. But even the most seasoned baristas know that there are always some insider tips that can help take your mocha shake recipe up a notch. Here are some of my tried-and-true tips for achieving perfect results every time:

1. Experiment with coffee-to-milk ratios: Your perfect mocha shake is dependent on finding the right balance between coffee and milk. Start with equal parts coffee and milk, then adjust according to your taste preferences.

2. Brew strong coffee: For a rich and bold mocha flavor, brew a strong cup of coffee using high-quality instant coffee powder or fresh brewed strong coffee.

3. Add ice cream last: To prevent the ice cream from melting too quickly and watering down the shake, add it as the last ingredient before blending.

4. Keep your blender blades sharp: Dull blades can lead to a lumpy or uneven consistency in your shake. If you notice that your blender blades aren’t cutting through the ingredients as easily as they used to, it may be time to replace them.

5. Stick to one or two flavors: While it’s tempting to go wild with flavor combinations, sticking to one or two flavors is key when it comes to creating a balanced and delicious mocha shake.

6. Use frozen ingredients: Instead of adding ice cubes which may dilute your drink, use frozen ingredients like frozen coffee cubes or frozen vanilla ice cream to chill your drink while keeping its texture thick and creamy.

7. Add texture and toppings: Toppings like whipped cream or chocolate curls not only add texture but also enhance the taste of your mocha shake.

With these tips in mind, you’re well on your way to creating an unforgettable mocha shake that will have everyone asking for seconds. Experiment and make it your own by adding different variations or using dairy-free options such as almond milk, making this recipe perfect for anyone, including those on a vegan diet.


As with any recipe, questions are sure to arise. To help you avoid any potential hiccups whilst creating this delicious mocha shake, we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions and their answers. So, let’s dive right in!

What is a mocha milkshake made of?

Alright, to whip up a delicious and creamy milkshake that will leave your tastebuds craving for more, first, let’s gather these ingredients: ice cream, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla extract. Make sure to have them all ready before we proceed.

Now that everything is set, it’s time to bring out our trusty blender. Toss in a generous scoop of ice cream, add some chocolate to give it that chocolaty goodness, pour in the coffee for that welcomed caffeine kick, and top it off with a dash of vanilla extract. Then let the blender do its thing, blend everything until it’s smooth and frothy.

Once blended, grab your fanciest milkshake glass, and carefully pour the mixture into the glass. Then, to take it to the next level, add some chocolate curls as a final garnish. You can even experiment with other toppings like whipped cream, sprinkles, or even caramel drizzle.

Now, sit back and enjoy your delicious, homemade milkshake. It’s the perfect drink to indulge in on hot summer days or as a sweet treat after a long day. So, what are you waiting for? Grab those ingredients, turn that blender on, and treat yourself to a heavenly milkshake.

Does a mocha shake have coffee?

To whip up a delectable coffee treat, let’s begin by mixing together coffee, milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt. After blending these ingredients well, add in some ice cream and syrup before blending again until the mixture is irresistibly smooth.

Bottom Line

Have you ever craved something sweet and indulgent, but also needed a coffee fix? Look no further than this easy mocha shake recipe. With just a few ingredients, you can create a delicious and satisfying mocha milkshake that will have your taste buds dancing.

But why stop there? With the variations and substitutions listed in this article, you can customize your mocha shake to fit your own unique tastes and dietary preferences. Whether you’re vegan or looking for a protein boost in your breakfast shake, there’s a version of this recipe for you.

So what are you waiting for? Head to the kitchen, fire up the blender, and whip up a tasty and refreshing mocha shake today. You won’t be disappointed!

Mocha Shake

Mocha Shake Recipe

These rich shakes taste terrific, and with only six ingredients, they're a snap to prepare at a moments notice.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine International
Calories 122.1 kcal


  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons hershey's cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 -2 teaspoon powdered instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream


  • Place water, cocoa, sugar and instant coffee in blender container. Cover; blend briefly on low speed. Add milk.
  • Cover; blend on high speed until thoroughly blended. Add ice cream. Cover; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 78gCalories: 122.1kcalCarbohydrates: 15.4gProtein: 2.7gFat: 6.3gSaturated Fat: 3.9gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 49mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 12.3g
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