Start your day off right with this 5-ingredient mocha iced coffee. An easy homemade mocha recipe that will make you feel better!
This iced mocha will do more than satisfy your caffeine cravings. It tastes like it came from a Starbucks shop! But it is much less expensive and is always made to your specifications.
You’ll adore this recipe for iced coffee, whether you need a morning pick-me-up or an energizing afternoon treat. Add additional chocolate syrup, if desired, and sweeten it to your preferred level with sugar. You’re going to start drinking this 5-minute mocha all summer long!
What is in An Iced Mocha?
Today, an iced mocha is iced coffee mixed with milk, ice and, of course, chocolate syrup.
Traditional mocha coffee drinks are not so much named for their taste as for their place of origin; they are made with distinctive coffee beans that come from, you guessed it, Mocha, a city in Yemen. Arabica plants produce the beans used in coffee.
The most common variety of coffee plant that grows in mountainous areas is called coffee arabica; it can be found in many different countries, and each one has its own distinctive characteristics. Although Robusta coffee, its cousin, is stronger, it accounts for nearly 60% of all coffee crops worldwide.
- Strong Brewed Coffee: Chill your brewed coffee before making this mocha.
- Half and Half: Alternatively, if non-dairy alternatives are preferred, you could use regular milk.
- Chocolate Syrup
- Ice Cubes
- Sugar: For the desired level of sweetness, add sugar to your iced coffee.
How to Make Mocha Iced Coffee
- Blend Ingredients: Chilled coffee, half-and-half, and chocolate syrup should all be combined in a powerful blender.
- Add Ice: Mix in the ice cubes and process until smooth.
- Sweeten & Serve: If necessary, add sugar after tasting your mocha. Blend to combine and serve in glasses.
Tips for Perfect Iced Coffee
- Use High-Quality Coffee: The best flavor for your mocha will come from using a strong, high-quality coffee, so I suggest doing that.
- Freeze Coffee Ahead of Time: If you don’t want your ice cubes to melt and water down your mocha, freeze some coffee in an ice tray ahead of time and use those instead!
- Adjust to Taste: The recipe should be modified in accordance with your personal tastes. And if you want to add even more deliciousness to this drink, top it with whipped cream and extra chocolate sauce.
Iced Coffee History
According to many standards, iced coffee is a modern invention. Recent innovations include coffee recipes that include a variety of sweet flavorings and toppings, such as whipped cream and chocolate syrup. However, pouring brewed coffee over ice has been a tradition in many Latin and South American nations for many years.
The modern frappuccino we all know and love was actually invented by accident in 1957 by a Greek man named Dimitris Vakondios. It’s derived from the Frappé coffee takes its name from the French verb meaning, “to beat,” referring to the frothy substance that the iced coffee takes on after being shaken or blended.
With all the confectioneries they add, some cold coffee drinks can double as dessert recipes, while others are just a straightforward way to drink leftover coffee on a hot day. However you like yours, the sky is really the limit so long as you have coffee, an ice cube tray and milk.
What is the Difference Between Iced Latte and Iced Mocha?
A light, espresso-based beverage called an iced latte is made by blending 1/6 espresso with 4/6 milk and foamed milk. You can adorn your beverage however you like with whipped cream, syrups, sauces, and other garnishes. Numerous coffee shops customize well-known drinks, and their espresso machine serves as the entry point to an entirely new realm of inventive coffee expression.
Cold brew is typically combined with milk, chocolate flavoring, and milk in an iced mocha. It can be made with iced coffee or espresso, and it’s typically topped with whipped cream and may be adorned with some drizzle or chocolate sprinkles if you’re feeling extra fancy.
However, you can still make an iced mocha using espresso in place of coffee. The key factors are taste and preference. If you want to make a “pure” iced mocha, then you’d use espresso and prepare a traditional mocha without steaming the milk.
How to Make An Iced Mocha With Cocoa Powder
Anyone with an espresso machine can make their own iced mocha at home with ease. Any iced coffee drink you want to make typically only needs espresso, milk and ice. Make some cold brew using our cold brew recipes if you don’t have an espresso machine!
For this iced mocha recipe, you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup of your favorite cold coffee OR one cup of coffee. Works great with leftover coffee!
- 1/2 cup milk. Any recipe can be made vegan by adding almond milk.
- an airtight Mason jar.
- Ice cubes.
- 1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder.
- 2 tsp of cane sugar.
- (Optional) Whipping cream
1. Add a little hot water to your cocoa powder and stir until a syrupy mixture forms at the bottom of your Mason jar.
2. Alternatively, you can freeze your iced coffee into coffee ice cubes and use those in their place.
3. Pour in your cold coffee or espresso shot.
4. Add milk and stir well.
5. If desired, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with additional sugar.
Tips for Making This Easy Iced Mocha:
Combining the chocolate and the hot coffee is one method I’ve found to be successful when making iced mochas. This can be thoroughly combined before being poured over ice and then combined with milk.
It is entirely up to you whether to add the ice first or last. Hot coffee makes it much simpler to combine the chocolate.
Although chocolate powder can be used in place of the sauce, I’ve found that the sauce tastes better if you want a really strong chocolate flavor.
If you choose to use powder, stir it once more with the hot coffee before putting it in the cup.
I discovered this interesting fact while I was a long-time employee of a coffee shop.
Use espresso in place of regular coffee if you want it to taste more like your favorite coffee shop recipe.