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Iced Mocha

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Skip the local coffee shop and enjoy this creamy cold chocolatey iced mocha at home.
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Table of Contents
  1. ICED MOCHA INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS ICED MOCHA RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
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Drinking a sweet iced coffee treat feels incredibly indulgent and this iced mocha will let you spoil yourself right in your own kitchen. Your favorite coffee is blended with a chocolatey sweet syrup, a splash of milk and poured over ice for the perfect coffee concoction.

For more easy recipes to make coffee shop drinks, our sinfully delicious homemade pumpkin spice latte is another treat to whip up at home. Try our spiked hot chocolate for a coffee-free adult drink.

ICED MOCHA INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

For the Mocha Syrup:

  • ½ cup Simple Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder

PRO TIP:

To make the simple syrup, combine 1 part water and 1 part sugar in a saucepan on the stove on medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Let cool and use in your recipes.

For the Iced Mocha Coffee: 

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of Mocha Syrup 
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of cream or milk
  • Ice cubes
  • Cold pre-brewed coffee, instant coffee, or instant espresso

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

COFFEE: You can use your favorite flavored coffee as long as it pairs well with the chocolate flavor of the mocha syrup. If caffeine isn’t your thing, but you still want to indulge, decaf coffee could be substituted for caffeinated.

BREWED COFFEE: For this recipe, you can make a pot of coffee with ground coffee at home and use that for the iced mocha, or you can use leftover coffee that has been stored in the fridge, or you can also use cold brew coffee you find at the local grocery store.

MILK: For a dairy-free option, substitute non-dairy creamer or non-dairy milks such as soy, almond, or coconut milk in place of the milk in this mocha iced coffee. Low-fat milk could also be used instead of whole milk or half and half cream for a lower-fat version of the drink.

ICE: If you would like to serve this drink warm, simply leave out the ice and use hot brewed coffee in place of the chilled equivalent.

LATTE: Add extra milk to your glass to turn this into an iced mocha latte.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS ICED MOCHA RECIPE

For the Mocha Syrup

STEP ONE: Whisk the mocha syrup ingredients together until smooth.

PRO TIP:

Put the mocha syrup in a squeeze bottle for easy dispensing and storage.

For the Iced Mocha Coffee

STEP ONE: Fill a mug or glass sized mug with ice.

PRO TIP:

You could make coffee ice cubes in an ice cube tray so that when the coffee cubes melt, your coffee won’t become watered down.

STEP TWO: Add the Mocha Syrup and cold milk or cream.

STEP THREE: Fill the remainder with cold pre-brewed coffee, instant coffee, or instant espresso.

STEP FOUR: Stir the drink well. Add a drizzle of chocolate syrup on top for an extra chocolate-filled treat.

PRO TIP:

If a sweeter version is wanted, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw or white sugar.

HOW TO SERVE

Serve your delicious coffee drink with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle for a decadent treat. Serve this heavenly treat with a Starbucks copycat pumpkin scone or a pumpkin cream cheese muffin on the side.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: The mocha syrup can be stored in an airtight container, mason jar or squeeze bottle in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.

MAKE-AHEAD: You can store brewed cold coffee in the fridge for up to a week, making this an even quicker treat to mix up.

Fancy coffee drinks are always the perfect way to treat yourself. Full of creamy and sweet coffee goodness, this iced chocolate mocha is a delicious cold drink and only needs a handful of simple ingredients.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I save leftovers of this drink in the fridge?

This coffee recipe is best enjoyed right away but you can store any leftover brewed coffee in the fridge and the mocha syrup can also be stored to make this an easy drink to whip up.

What is the best kind of coffee to use in this recipe?

You can use any type of coffee in this recipe. Cold brewed coffee, espresso or drip coffee could be used for your iced mocha.

How do you make cold brew coffee?

Using coarse coffee grounds, combine with water and let it steep for about 12 hours. Pour coffee through a strainer and voilà, you have cold brew coffee. This method pulls all of the good stuff from the beans but leaves the compounds that can make coffee bitter. It produces a smooth, almost sweet coffee that is perfect for iced drinks. You can make the cold brew at room temperature and then store the cold brew concentrate in the fridge once it is made.

How do you make simply syrup?

Combine 1 part water and 1 part sugar in a saucepan on the stove until the sugar dissolves. Store in a mason jar and use when your recipes call for it.

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Iced Mocha

5 from 1 vote
Skip the local coffee shop and enjoy this creamy cold chocolatey iced mocha at home.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

Mocha Syrup

  • ½ cup Simple Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder

Iced Mocha Coffee

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Mocha Syrup
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cream or milk
  • ice
  • cold pre-brewed coffee or instant coffee, instant espresso

Instructions
 

Mocha Syrup

  • Whisk the mocha syrups ingredients together until smooth.

Iced Mocha Coffee

  • Fill mug or glass sized mug with ice
  • Add Mocha Syrup and cream
  • Fill remainder with cold pre-brewed coffee, instant coffee, or instant espresso.
  • Stir the drink well.
  • If a sweeter version is wanted, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw or white sugar.

Notes

PRO TIP: To make the simple syrup, combine 1 part water and 1 part sugar in a saucepan on the stove on medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Let cool and use in your recipes.
 
PRO TIP: Put the mocha syrup in a squeeze bottle for easy dispensing and storage.
PRO TIP: You could make coffee ice cubes in an ice cube tray so that when the coffee cubes melt, your coffee won’t become watered down.

Nutrition

Calories: 662kcal | Carbohydrates: 152g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 123g | Vitamin A: 477IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 6mg
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