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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My hubby and I do bulletproof coffee in the mornings and we finally got around to doing an iced version the other day to beat the heat. It was so fantastic and pretty darn close to the coffee house version!
I love your white chocolate version!
Thanks so much Loretta! Iced coffee is awesome in general 🙂
Alison Waldroff says
I just stumbled on this recipe and I’m so excited to try this out today! Is it really as simple as mixing the liquid ingredients together? I’ve seen many recipes that call for stove prep. This sounds too good to be true!
Hi Alison! All you do is layer the ingredients and mix em up! It’s that easy! Hope you enjoy!
It sounds so easy and looks delicious!! Now if I only had some white chocolate sauce on hand!!
Ohh.. make your own! Its so easy! Here is my recipe – http://mommakesdinner.com/white-chocolate-sauce/ 😉
Mmm, this looks SO good! I go to Starbucks waaaaay too often, so this is a great alternative for me to get the same great taste but keep my money in my wallet! Thanks!
My pleasure! I hope you enjoy it! And yes.. its so much cheaper! (Makes it taste better in my opinion) lol!
I am looking forward to trying this – maybe I will do a frozen type of thing with it in my Ninja blender. I have made the Ghiradelli dark chocolate sauce before and now I will have to try it with the white chocolate.
Ohh.. a frozen one would be delicious! Let me know if you try and it how it turns out!
Pauline Molinari says
Yummy! Definitely trying this recipe out! Thanks for sharing on the Monday Funday Link Party!
Thanks so much Pauline!
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
My husband drinks his coffee black too, and I don’t know how he does it! I don’t like mine super sweet, but I definitely need some cream and sugar! (PS pinning this of course!)
I don’t know how they drink it black either! Its so bitter! lol. Thanks for pinning 🙂
I tried this coffee drink and absolutely LOVED it!!!! I’ve been looking for a recipe just like it and soo glad I found it!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!!
Thanks so much Joni! I am super excited you liked it! Its one of my all time favorites for sure! 🙂
I LOVE iced white mocha at Starbucks and I’m really looking forward to trying this out! Thank you for posting this recipe!! 🙂
My pleasure Leslie! Hope you enjoy!
Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says
Kelley, this looks soooo good! My husband introduced me to mochas and I understand everyone’s obsession now!
Hooray for mochas 🙂
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
Coffee is necessary every day, but especially mondays! Love this version! Pinned 🙂
Thanks so much Ashley!
This is exactly the type of cold beverage I want in the middle of the summer!
Or anytime?? Haha! I might love coffee 😉
Becky | The Cookie Rookie says
This looks like my heaven! Nothing better than an iced mocha! YUM!
Agreed Becky! Thanks so much!
Nicole @ Or Whatever You Do says
I’m drooling right now! Can I just have this for dessert and call it good?
I’m a coffee LOVER. Two big cups in the morning, and usually another in the mid-afternoon. Sometimes one in the evening if we have company over. I’m a social drinker 😉 Mine has to be sweet and creamy though. Black coffee drinkers are hard core!
You are like my coffee soul mate! I think I get more of a kick off the sugar content then the caffeine! Haha! My hubby drinks it black and I don’t know how (or why!!) he does it!
Tonia from TheGunnySack says
Ohhhh…white chocolate? That sounds amazing! I’m going to have to try making this!
Thanks Tonia! It’s one of my favorite drinks!
Joanie @ ZagLeft says
In the morning, I drink my coffee black but in the afternoon, when I need a little pick-me-up, I want my coffee sweet. I love that this is so easy!!
Thanks Joanie! I love my coffee sweet allllll the time! haha!
Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar says
OMG this looks amazing. I am obsessed with Starbucks iced white mochas so I neeeeed to try this asap!!
Thanks so much Jessica! Hope you enjoy!
Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
I love making these! I could literally drink white chocolate mochas every single day.
Oh me too Angie! I love them so much! (I love most coffee though.. haha!)
Hi this may sound like a silly question but what kind of coffee did you use, as I noticed you mentioned cold coffee on the recipe but not sure what you exactly mean by that 🙂
Hey Loren! Not silly at all. You can use either cold brewed coffee, leftover coffee or make and use instant coffee. I hope that helps and I hope you enjoy!
Excellent! This was so delicious! I could just drink white chocolate iced mochas all day until that white chocolate sauce runs out haha. Thanks for the recipes! Thoroughly enjoying it 🙂
Haha.. I TOTALLY understand! And thanks LH.. I appreciate your nice comment! 🙂
What brand of cold coffee?
Any brand. I normally use leftover coffee.
What white chocolate sauce did you use? I am about to use the torani white chocolate sauce but idk if it will have the same flavor.
Torani works great!
Just made mine! I love it! The secret is the sauce. I tried making it with store bought sauce before (not Starbucks), but it wasn’t good. My hubby picked me up the chocolate and I didn’t tell him how much to get so he got a 4.4 ounce bar. I just used it and halved the rest of the sauce ingredients too. I still have enough for two cups of coffee. I put the coffee with the leftover sauce in the fridge for tomorrow…I just hope the chocolate doesn’t try to solidify. It won’t will it? I can see now though that this drink has a ton of fat and calories lol….
Haha! Yes, it’s not a diet friendly drink for sure. And mine solidified in the fridge but I was able to heat it back up when I needed it again. I hope that helps and I’m so glad you enjoyed the drink!!
Thanks for the recipe. You should know that Starbucks also makes their own whipped cream with whipping cream and vanilla syrup.
Very cool! Thanks for letting me.
Roula khaled says
OH MY GOD I found this yesterday and i made it for breakfast this morning it tasted sooooo gooood ,I seriously thought it would turn out bad because im not that good at making drinks but it was easy and delicious thank youu ?
So glad you enjoyed it!
What is the ratio of the instant coffee to water? Thank you
1 tablespoon instant coffee and 2-3 tablespoons of water to mix. Hope that helps!