September 30, 2023Review Recipe
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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.
Iced Mocha Ingredients
The creamy mocha syrup sets the stage for a decadent treat.
Blending the syrup with ice, cream, and cold coffee results in a rich, refreshing fusion of chocolate and coffee that’s both indulgent and satisfying.
For The Mocha Syrup:
- ½ cup of simple syrup
- 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder
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:
- Ice cubes
- 2 to 3 tablespoons of mocha syrup
- 2 to 3 tablespoons of cream or milk
- 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.
Instead, 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 milk 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.
How To Make This Iced Mocha Recipe
We will walk you through the easy steps to making this popular coffee shop drink right in your own kitchen.
For The Mocha Syrup
STEP ONE: Whisk the mocha syrup ingredients together until smooth.
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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.
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.
If a sweeter version is wanted, add one to two teaspoons of raw or white sugar.
How To Serve This Iced Cafe Mocha
Serve your delicious coffee drink with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle for a decadent treat.
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.
Storing This Iced Chocolate Mocha
We’ve got a few tips for storing the separate components of this iced drink.
IN THE FRIDGE: The mocha syrup can be stored in an airtight container, mason jar, or squeeze bottle in the fridge for up to four 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.
IN THE FREEZER: This drink needs to be made to order, and other than the syrup, which can be stored in the fridge, none of the components can be frozen.
Fancy coffee drinks are always the perfect way to treat yourself. Full of creamy and sweet coffee goodness, this iced mocha is a delicious cold drink and only needs a handful of simple ingredients.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
You can use any type of coffee in this recipe. Cold-brewed coffee, espresso, or drip coffee could be used for your iced mocha.
Using coarse coffee grounds, combine with water and let it steep for about 12 hours. Pour the 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.
Combine one part water and one part sugar in a saucepan on the stove until the sugar dissolves. Store in a mason jar and use it when your recipes call for it.
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- ½ cup simple syrup
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
Iced Mocha Coffee
- 2-3 tablespoons mocha syrup
- 2-3 tablespoons cream, or milk
- cold pre-brewed coffee, or instant coffee, instant espresso
- Whisk the mocha syrups ingredients together until smooth.
Iced Mocha Coffee
- Fill mug or glass sized mug with ice
- Add the mocha syrup and cream
- Fill the 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.
- 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.
- Put the mocha syrup in a squeeze bottle for easy dispensing and storage.
- 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.