What better way to start a Monday than with coffee? And not just any coffee. Its like, the best coffee. Its cafe coffee that you can make at home – for a fraction of the cost! It’s one of my absolute favorite white chocolate recipes! Let me show you how to make an iced white chocolate mocha.
Have I mentioned that Ryon makes me coffee every morning? (And that I love him very much for it?) Well, both are true. As much as I love coffee, I don’t need that much to get me going in the mornings. I normally drink one cup (with lots and lots of creamer) and Ryon finishes the rest of the pot. I guess I should say Ryon makes coffee for himself in the mornings and saves me a cup.
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Is there coffee in a white chocolate mocha?
Yup! A white chocolate mocha is a combination of espresso or strong coffee, white chocolate sauce or syrup and milk. The best thing about this copycat coffee drink is that once you have the basic ingredients on hand, it takes less than 5 minutes to make at home.
Iced white chocolate mocha ingredients
To make this easy coffee drink at home you will need:
- espresso or strong coffee
- white chocolate sauce
- whipped cream
You are going to need either a strong coffee or an espresso for this iced white chocolate mocha recipe. I suggest a medium roast coffee or an instant espresso. Medium roast coffee beans have a strong but mild flavor, perfect for this drink. You can also use cold brew coffee or even leftover coffee as well.
When it comes to the white chocolate part of the white chocolate mocha, I highly suggest using homemade white chocolate sauce. It’s easy to make and can make a dozen white chocolate mochas. You can also purchase white chocolate syrup as well. My favorite one to use is Torani white chocolate syrup.
Feel free to use any type of milk that you like for this recipe. I enjoy almond milk in my lattes, but regular milk or even coconut milk work well.
Whipped cream is an additional topping, but so delicious. I love homemade whipped cream, but any whipped cream on top of this white chocolate mocha is good!
How to make an iced white chocolate mocha at home
Once you have all your ingredients, you will also need to grab a glass or mug, a spoon and some ice. I like to start with my white chocolate sauce or syrup on the bottom and add in my coffee. This way I can make sure it’s all mixed together before adding my milk.
Pour in the milk, give it another quick stir and then add in your ice. Your whipped cream goes on top last and your iced white chocolate mocha is ready!
How does an iced white chocolate mocha taste?
When I started making these at home I totally taste tested this with a Starbucks iced mocha to make sure the flavor was right. And guess what?? It’s almost identical. It might be even better since I used homemade whipped cream and white chocolate sauce.
Iced white chocolate mocha FAQs:
-What brand of coffee do you recommend?
Any brand of coffee works. I would suggest a higher quality coffee or instant espresso though.
-What is the ratio of instant coffee/espresso to water?
Mix together 1 tablespoon instant coffee with 2-3 tablespoons of water.
-Is it as easy as mixing everything together?
Yup! Layer your ingredients and then mix together. Easy peasy!
-How do you make a skinny white chocolate mocha?
I suggest using sugar free white chocolate syrup for a lower calorie treat!
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Iced white chocolate mocha
- 2 tablespoons white chocolate sauce
- 2 tablespoons cold coffee or 1 tablespoon instant espresso + 2-3 tablespoons of water
- 1 cup milk
- whipped cream
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Cholesterol: 43mgSodium: 270mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 7g
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Tabitha Lawson says
I can’t wait to try this! What brand coffee would you recommend for this?
I suggest a strong coffee or instant espresso. Hope that helps! Let me know how it turns out!
I have white chocolate baking bar. Is that OK for making the chocolate sauce?
That should work for the sauce 🙂 Hope you enjoy!
Cera Merchant says
I was a little confused, you barely use any coffee in this drink but a whole cup of milk? Lol how would the coffee flavor come through if you only use a few tablespoons of Espresso? Seriously interested! I drink this drink from Starbucks way more than I should and would love to save a bit of money! ?
I love chocolate but making this with white chocolate instead was a really nice swap.
I’m not a big coffee person but this iced white chocolate mocha is a game-changer. And look at how lucky you are! I need to “motivate” my husband to make me a coffee (or tea) every morning 🙂
Thanks Linda! The coffee is pretty awesome.. so is the hubby! LOL
Sandra Shaffer says
Ooooh, I’ve been an ice coffee aficionado this whole summer and not until now have I tried the white chocolate mocha. Delicious and super economical when it’s homemade! p.s. that Ryan guy is a keeper!
Haha! Thanks Sandra! He’s pretty awesome. And so glad you liked the white chocolate mocha!
Delicious and refreshing! This is the perfect mid-afternoon treat for this hot weather.
Agreed! Love a cold coffee on a hot day!
I love your Starbucks copycat recipes. Always very easy and tasty!
Thanks so much Jeanny!
I tried it this morning. I used Folgers classic roast instant coffee crystals as my coffee part and it ended up tasting like really yummy chocolate milk lol! Should I back off on the milk or get a stronger coffee?
Lol! Yes, a stronger coffee will help or less milk if your using instant coffee.
If you put this all in a blender, will it turn out like a frappuccino?
Yup! It sure will! You may need to adjust the ice or milk a bit. Let me know how it turns out!
What temperature should the water be if you’re using instant? Should it be hot water that you mix into cold milk? I’m looking forward to trying this!!
Yes, you need to use hot water to dissolve the instant coffee. Not boiling, just hot enough to dissolve. I hope you enjoy!
Could I make this as a hot latte instead (winter is coming quickly LOL)? So anxious to try this!!
Yup! You can! Here is my hot version – https://mommakesdinner.com/white-chocolate-mocha-recipe/
I know this is old, but for a Frappuccino version of this you will need to make a creme base with xanthan gum and sugar water or use a white chocolate instant pudding mix so it stays the correct consistency.
Great tip! Thank you for sharing!
If you wanted to add other favors how much would you add of those syrups in addition to the white chocolate. ( toffee nut to make salted carmel)
I would half the white chocolate mocha and then add 1/2 of the other syrup. 🙂