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.
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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 is a daily must-have for many people during the summertime. 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.
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.
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 coffee grounds 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.
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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Here’s what you need to make this tasty iced coffee drink:
Brewed coffee, cold or at room temperature
Nesquik chocolate milk mix
Whipped cream for topping (optional)
How to Make Mocha Iced Coffee
- Pour coffee into an airtight pitcher.
- In a separate container, mix together chocolate milk and Nesquik.
- Pour chocolate milk into the container with coffee. Close the lid tight and shake until well mixed.
- Store in refrigerator until needed.
- Pour mixture into a glass filled with ice.
- Top with whipped cream if desired.
Love coffee house drinks? Try these recipes
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- Easy Vanilla Frappe Recipe
- How to Make a Caramel Frappe
- Peppermint Mocha Recipe
- Fireside Coffee
- McCafe Caramel Mocha
- Starbucks Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
- Coconut Starbucks Drink
Homemade Flavoring For Coffee
Thank you to twinmom for sharing her recipe.
- 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
- Pour coffee into an airtight pitcher. In separate container mix up chocolate milk, you can add or take away chocolate if needed. Pour chocolate milk into container with coffee, close lid tight, shake until well mixed. Store in refrigerator until needed. Should last all night!