Iced Mocha Recipe: Top 5 Favorites You Have To Try

What’s cool, has chocolate and pairs perfectly with coffee? If you said an iced mocha you would be correct! Read on to learn how to make this deliciousness in your cup.

For anyone who loves chocolate and coffee, there is no better combination than a delicious mocha. When decadent chocolate and coffee combine, you get to drink a desert-like treat while still getting your necessary jolt of caffeine. Many coffee shops have mastered the perfect iced mocha recipe with many making regular visits to their local coffee shops to nab one of these sweet drinks.

The downside to this is that a daily Iced Mocha habit can become expensive quickly. Luckily, it is not hard to replicate this popular drink at home with just a few ingredients.

Today we will show you how by sharing our list of favorite iced mocha recipes!

The 5 Best Iced Mocha Recipes

Chocolate is one of the key ingredients for an Iced Mocha Recipe.
Chocolate is one of the key ingredients for an Iced Mocha Recipe.

We tasted as many iced mocha recipes we could find, and identified our favorite five recipes we think you should try. Each iced mocha recipe calls for a few main ingredients: mocha, ice, coffee or espresso and milk. You also can add any extras you like to to customize your drink to your liking.  

We are so excited to share our top 5 picks as these recipes are sure to wow! Mix and match them throughout the week to keep your taste buds satisfied.

Recipe # 1: Easy Iced Mocha with Whip

This easy iced mocha with whip recipe is a tried and true favorite. Wonderfully traditional, it combines everything we love about coffee and chocolate into one easy-to-make treat. 

You will need the following ingredients to make this easy iced mocha with whip:

  • Half a cup of milk or non-dairy milk alternative
  • Half a cup strong brewed cold coffee or espresso depending on preference
  • 2 to 4 large pumps of chocolate syrup to taste
  • A glass or jar full of ice
  • A spoon
  • Chocolate syrup
  • A secure lid for your drinking vessel
  • Whipped cream (optional)

To make the Easy Iced Mocha with Whip follow the steps below:

Step 1: Brew your cold brew coffee, use refrigerated coffee or pour your espresso shots.

Step 2: Squirt your chocolate sauce into the empty coffee cup, glass, or jar.

Step 3: Fill your cup ¾ of the way full with ice cubes.

Step 4: Pour your coffee or espresso over the ice.

Step 5: Pour your milk or your non-dairy milk alternative of choice on top.

Step 6: Seal the drink lid and shake your beverage vigorously.

Step 7: Remove the lid and add the whipped cream on top, only if you prefer it.

Step 8: Add chocolate drizzle on top of the whipped cream for an extra boost of yum.

Step 9: Enjoy!

Recipe #2: Coconut Milk Iced Mocha

For an iced mocha with a tropical twist, try coconut milk.
For an iced mocha with a tropical twist, try coconut milk.

Coconut milk is the perfect creamy alternative to regular cow milk or addition to your mocha for some extra light fluff and thickness. Unique due to its tropical flavor, this coconut milk iced mocha is a great way to mix up your regular morning mocha routine. 

The ingredients you need in order to make a 16-ounce version of this coconut milk iced mocha beverage include:

  • 2 to 4 full shots of espresso or cold coffee depending on desired caffeine content
  • ⅓ cup of fresh refrigerated coconut milk or can sub lite coconut milk for fewer calories
  • Half a cup of regular milk (optional)
  • 2 large pumps of chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated brown sugar
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream
  • Organic toasted coconut flakes
  • Chocolate syrup for drizzling on top
  • A spoon
  • A cup or jar

To make this drink, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Pull your espresso shots from an espresso maker or use cold coffee.

Step 2: Fill your glass with ice and add your coconut milk and milk. For a dairy-free version, skip the cow milk.

Step 3: Add the espresso shots or coffee to the milk over ice.

Step 4: Pour the chocolate syrup and sugar into the drink.

Step 5: Stir with a spoon until fully combined.

Step 6: Top with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and coconut flakes.

Step 7: Enjoy!

If you are using hot espresso when making this drink, feel free to add more ice before adding your preferred toppings. As a result, this will ensure your mocha is cold and refreshing when you go to enjoy it.

Recipe # 3: Three Ingredient Cold Brew Iced Mocha

Chocolate milk is the secret ingredient for this iced mocha recipe.
Chocolate milk is the secret ingredient for this iced mocha recipe.

If you are someone who wants a decent ice mocha that can be made quickly, this simple three ingredient cold brew iced mocha will be perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle. With only three decadent ingredients and a few simple steps, this beverage might just become your new favorite mocha-style coffee.

The three ingredients you will need to make this drink include:

  • 4 Ounces Cold Brew Coffee Note: You can often purchase pre-made cold brew from a local grocery store or can make your own!
  • 1/2 Ounce of dark chocolate
  • Chocolate milk or non-dairy alternative

To make this drink, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Pour ice into a glass or jar of your choice.

Step 2: Melt a few squares of the dark chocolate in the microwave. We recommend melting in the microwave at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds.

Step 3: Pour the 4 ounces of cold brew over the ice.

Step 4: Add the melted chocolate to the cold brew using a spoon.

Step 5: Top with chocolate milk or non-dairy alternative for added sweetness, you can adjust the amount based on your preference.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Recipe # 4: Iced Mocha Frappuccino

Iced mocha frappuccinos are one of the most popular mocha beverages of all time. Made famous by Starbucks, mocha frappuccinos are a perfect mix between a milkshake and a coffee beverage.

You will need the following to make this iced mocha frappuccino drink:

  • A glass or jar of your choice full of ice
  • One cup of cold brew coffee or 4 espresso shots
  • 1/3 cup of heavy cream, whole or 2 percent milk (or non dairy alternative)
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate syrup
  • A blender

To make this mocha beverage, follow these steps below:

Step 1: Brew your cold brew coffee or pull your espresso shots.

Step 2: Add your ingredients all into a blender together except for the whipped cream.

Step 3: Line your glass with chocolate syrup.

Step 4: Blend your ingredients.

Step 5: Pour the blender contents into your cup.

Step 6: Top with whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate sauce if preferred.

Step 7: Enjoy!

Recipe # 5: Mocha Iced Doppio

Chocolate syrup adds a sweet topping to the Mocha Iced Doppio.
Chocolate syrup adds a sweet topping to the Mocha Iced Doppio.

If you want to give mocha beverages a try, but don’t have as much of a sweet tooth, turn your straight espresso drink into a morning chocolatey haven with this easy recipe.

The ingredients you will need to make a mocha iced doppio include:

  • 2 shots of espresso
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Ice
  • Small coffee cup or jar
  • A spoon

To make this decadent doppio, follow these steps below:

Step 1: Pull your espresso shots.

Step 2: Pour 2 to 4 pumps of chocolate sauce into your cup.

Step 3: Fill your jar or cup with ice.

Step 4: Add your espresso to the cup.

Step 5: Mix with a spoon.

Step 6: Enjoy!

The Best Espresso to Use for Iced Mochas

In this section, we will talk about our favorite espresso beans we like to use when making an iced mocha drink. Our top pick for best espresso beans are Lavazza Super Crema blend.

Lavazza is one of the world’s most popular coffee companies with many generations of the Lavazza family overseeing business operations to maintain high standards. 

The Super Crema blend is a medium roast that has a mild yet smooth flavor with hints of brown sugar and hazelnut for a slightly sweet but earthy taste. Super Crema is a mix of 80% Arabica beans and 20% Robusta beans.

We recommend you give Super Crema a try, we don’t think you will be disappointed.  For additional espresso bean recommendations be sure to visit our article on Best Espresso Beans.

Mocha Ice Cubes
Mocha ice cubes are a fun and easy way to keep your drink from tasting watered down.

A fun tip that we would love to pass along is how to make and use mocha ice cubes in your iced mocha drinks. This prevents your drink from becoming watered down as it slowly melts! It is an easy trick to ensure your drink stays delicious from start to finish.

To make mocha ice cubes, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Chocolate syrup (Add amount preferred)
  • Ice trays
  • A freezer
  • 6 ounces milk or non-dairy milk alternative
  • A spoon
  • A jar
  • 6 ounces espresso or cold brew

Once you gather your mocha ice cube ingredients, you should take these steps:

Step 1: Pull your espresso shots or have your cold brew ready to go.

Step 2: Pour the espresso or cold brew into a jar with the milk and chocolate sauce.

Step 3: Mix with a spoon until dissolved.

Step 4: Pour the mixture into ice trays.

Step 5: Freeze overnight.

Step 6: Add to any iced mocha beverage instead of regular ice for an extra mocha kick!

Something for Every Coffee Lover

Out of all of the best iced mocha recipes, our personal favorite is the traditional iced mocha with whip. Not only does it offer the smoothest mocha coffee beverage options, but it also provides the perfect mix of strong, sweet yet mild to start your day.

Regardless of which iced mocha drink you choose to make first, our comprehensive list of the 5 best iced mocha recipes has something for everyone, with options for personalization.

Sending a big chocolate filled cheers!

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