Iced Mocha

Want to savor an iced mocha coffee drink? Going out for coffee is such a treat, but it really can set you back. Why not make one at home? This recipe will show you how to make an Iced Mocha at home. This is one coffee drink I know you are going to love.

iced mocha with whipped cream in a tall glass

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When the weather is heating up outside, there is nothing like cooling down with a mocha iced coffee. Rich and chocolatey with a nice kick of caffeine, an iced mocha latte is a daily must-have for many people during the summertime. Best of all the ingredient list isn’t too complicated, so the next time you want this much-loved cold drink you can prepare one easily and quickly.

But even if you skip the high-end coffeehouses and opt to visit your local fast-food restaurants, going out for coffee every day is an expensive habit. Save money by brewing up your own at home that is every bit as good as McDonald’s Iced Mocha or Starbucks Iced Mocha Latte. One the is for certain you don’t need to run out to your local coffee shop when you want to enjoy this coffee recipe.

Coffee Confusion

Not too long ago, you had only two options for coffee: Regular or decaf. But today, there are dozens of different coffee drinks on the menu — everything from double soy lattes to skinny flat whites.

It can all seem a bit overwhelming at first. The good news is that no matter how confusing the names of the drinks can get, they all start with the same stuff: coffee beans. The only difference is how one brews the coffee beans and which ingredients are added to the drink.

Ways to Brew Coffee

There are many ways to brew coffee, but maybe the most common one is the drip method. The coffee machine you probably have on your kitchen counter, where the water drips through the ground coffee from the top, uses this method.

The pour-over way of making coffee is the same method, except it is manual instead of automated.

The other popular way of making coffee, especially in gourmet coffeehouses, is with an espresso machine. Espresso machines force hot water through fine coffee grinds while under pressure creating a strong, bitter brew that baristas use to make espresso coffee drinks like cappuccinos and lattes.

You don’t need a fancy espresso machine to make this iced mocha recipe. Chilled drip coffee or cold-brewed coffee is ideal. I love to use a good dark roast coffee for this recipe. If you want you could use leftover coffee from a pot of coffee from earlier in the day. If that doesn’t work for you, a cold brew concentrate will also work just fine.

A Quick Guide to Cold Brew Coffee

If you prefer smooth, bitter-free iced coffee, and you have plenty of time, cold brew coffee is going to be your new best friend.

Pour a cup of coarse coffee grounds into a large jar or container with a lid. Add four cups of filtered water and give it a good stir to ensure all the coffee grounds are fully saturated. Cover the container and place it in the fridge for 12 hours. Strain the coffee using a strainer and a cheesecloth into a pitcher. Cold-brew coffee lasts for about a week in the refrigerator.

Tips For Brewing and Serving Mocha Iced Coffee

Moka Pot Iced Mocha. Do you crave something a just little more potent than regular coffee? Try using coffee from a Moka Pot. Moka Pots are sometimes called stovetop espresso makers and produce a much stronger brew than other home brewing methods. They are inexpensive, and you can find them online or at your favorite home store.
Go for bigger chocolate flavors. Go all out by drizzling chocolate sauce down the inside of the glass before filling, then use a knife to carefully shave curls from your favorite chocolate on top of the whipped cream.

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Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this tasty iced coffee drink best of all, these ingredients can be found at your local grocery store.

  • .Brewed coffee, cold or at room temperature
  • Chocolate milk – I prefer whole milk for this recipe, it has a wonderful mouthfeel
  • Nesquik chocolate milk mix
  • Whipped cream for topping (optional)

iced mocha ingredients

How to Make Mocha Iced Coffee

  1. Pour cold coffee into an airtight pitcher.
  2. In a separate container, mix together chocolate milk and Nesquik.
  3. Pour chocolate milk into the container with coffee. Close the lid tight and shake until well mixed.
  4. Store in refrigerator until needed.
  5. Pour the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  6. Top with whipped cream if desired. You may also want to consider topping your mocha with some homemade chocolate syrup or some sweet ground cocoa.

homemade iced mocha topped with whipped cream

What to do with leftover coffee

Do you ever have leftover coffee? You can always pour hot coffee into some ice cube trays. Coffee ice cubes can be used as one of the main ingredients. Instead of pouring the cold coffee into the blender grab some of your coffee ice cubes and blend those up instead.

Tips For Brewing and Serving Mocha Iced Coffee

Moka Pot Iced Mocha. Do you crave something a just little more potent than regular coffee? Try using coffee from a Moka Pot.

Moka Pots are sometimes called stovetop espresso makers and produce a much stronger brew than other home brewing methods. They are inexpensive, and you can find them online or at your favorite home store.

Go for bigger chocolate flavors. Go all out by chocolate drizzle sauce down the inside of the glass before filling, then use a knife to carefully shave curls from your favorite chocolate on top of the whipped cream.

Want to make this recipe your own? Here are a few tips!

You can customize this recipe and make it your own. Here are a few simple ideas for you to add some extra flavor to this recipe.

  • Add a pump or two of vanilla syrup
  • Add a pump or two of simple syrup
  • Add a shake or two of cocoa powder on top before serving
  • Drizzle some chocolate sauce on top of the whipped cream

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Thank you to twinmom for sharing her recipe.

iced mocha with whipped cream in a tall glass

Iced Mocha

No need to go to the coffee shop to enjoy this delicious coffee drink. Save money when you make an iced mocha at home. 
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Iced Mocha
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 431kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups brewed coffee cold or at room temperature
  • 3 cups chocolate milk
  • 1/2 cup Nesquik chocolate milk powder mix
  • 4 tablespoons whipped cream optional garnish

Instructions

  • Pour coffee into an airtight pitcher.
  • In a separate container, stir together the chocolate milk and Nestle chocolate milk mix until well combined. You can add or reduce the amount of chocolate mix as desired.
  • Pour the chocolate milk mixture into the container with coffee. Close the lid tightly and shake until well mixed.
  • Store in refrigerator until needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 510mg | Potassium: 807mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 915IU | Calcium: 455mg | Iron: 1.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Kat

    Thank you for the mocha recipe. Yet instead over ice can u just put ice n blender and pour mixto make it more frozen

  2. Richard Ottana

    5 stars
    I love this coffee and I like it cold. I add whipped cream and buzz it with a small hand mixer to bring up the foam.

  3. Loreta

    Did you really mean 3 cups chocolate milk AND 1/2 cup Quick? Or was it supposed to be just 3 cups chocolate milk?

  4. Cheri

    I love your recipes! Just browsing these are making me hungry lol I’m bookmarking this & will return again. Hope to try some of these delicious looking recipes=p

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