Starbucks Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mocha

Starbucks Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mocha is a delicious and creamy coffee drink. There’s no need to go to the coffee shop when you can make this tasty drink at home and save money too!

homemade Starbucks iced toasted white chocolate mocha.

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Starbucks Coffee Drinks

It’s getting to the point where it seems every month Starbucks is introducing a new flavored coffee drink to its menu. Many come and go, but a few of them are good enough to stick around, at least in some areas.

The Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mocha is one of them. This espresso-based drink combines silky smooth white chocolate sauce with luscious caramel sauce and tops it all off with whipped cream and festive holiday sugar.

If the location near you doesn’t offer this drink all year round, don’t worry, you can make it using this homemade Starbucks Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mocha recipe.

How Does Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Taste?

With white chocolate and caramel sauces, whipped cream studded with pearl and sanding sugars, milk, and espresso, drinking a Toasted White Chocolate Mocha is a bit like sipping a high-end candy bar.

Is it sweet? Absolutely, but the bitterness of the espresso tamps down the sweetness. The large pieces of pearl sugar add a good bit of crunch and a lovely mouthfeel. 

Why This is the Best Recipe

This copycat Starbucks Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mocha recipe is spot on when it comes to matching the flavor and texture of the original drink. And in this drink, getting the texture right is a big deal.

It’s just not the same beverage without pearl sugar and the larger granules of sanding sugar. Many other recipes for this drink don’t include both types of sugars; a huge mistake.

top of a homemade Starbucks iced toasted white chocolate mocha.

Recipe Ingredients

A few ingredients in the Starbucks Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mocha recipe are a bit unusual. Read the notes below to find out more.

To make an Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, you will need:

Starbucks iced toasted white chocolate mocha ingredients.

Ingredient Notes

Select sauces that are particularly formulated to work in iced coffees. Ghirardelli White Chocolate Sauce and Ghirardelli Caramel Flavored Sauce are both highly-rated options, but, of course, you can choose your favorites. 

Both the red sanding sugar and the sugar pearls are rather unusual ingredients in most kitchens.

Sanding sugar is nothing more than larger granules of dyed everyday sugar, like Wilton Sprinkles Red Sanding Sugar.

But things get a bit complicated when talking about pearl sugar. The pearl sugar you want for this recipe is decorative pearl sugar, like Wilton Sugar Pearls, not the type of pearl sugar you can find in liege waffles.

How to Make Starbucks Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mocha

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice and add white chocolate syrup.
  2. Add caramel syrup.
  3. Add espresso.
  4. Add milk. Stir until everything is combined.
  5. Top with whipped cream.
  6. Sprinkle red sanding sugar and sugar pearls on top.
Starbucks iced toasted white chocolate mocha recipe steps photo collage.

Tips for Frothing Milk Without a Fancy Milk Frother 

You can find an inexpensive milk frother online, but if you don’t want to buy one, you can still get a decent froth for your coffee drinks by using things you probably already have in your kitchen.

French Press Method

Pour warm milk into a French Press Pot no more than a third of its total volume. Hold the press pot firmly on the counter with one hand and move the plunger up and down. After about 20 to 30 seconds, you will have good quality froth.

Jar Method

Pour the warm milk into a jar with a lid. Make sure you don’t fill the jar more than a third full. Put the cover on the jar and shake vigorously for a minute or two. The quality of the froth is lower than the French Press Pot method above, but it is a good alternative if you don’t own one. 

homemade Starbucks iced toasted white chocolate mocha coffee drink.

How to Make Stronger Coffee Using a Brewer You Already Own

You can shell out hundreds of bucks on an espresso machine or use instant espresso powder in this recipe, but there are also a few tricks to brewing more robust coffee from the brewer you use every day. These tips will work whether you use a drip, manual pour-over, or French Press Pot brewing method:

  • Change your style. Darker beans mean a more robust flavor. Look for Italian and French roasts for the full-body flavor you want. Don’t worry. Darker roasts only taste stronger. They actually contain slightly less caffeine than lighter roasts. 
  • Increase the amount of coffee you use. An extra scoop or two of coffee grounds is a sure-fire way to give your coffee an extra-bold taste. Remember to keep the amount of water and brewing time the same. 
  • Use a metal filter. Paper filters can block the oils from the coffee from passing through to the cup. These oils are essential for creating a stronger, bolder cup, so it is worth picking up a metal filter for your coffee machine. 

What Goes With an Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mocha?

You don’t want anything too decadent on the side to compete with the flavor of this drink. A crisp almond biscotti or a good shortbread cookie is an ideal pairing.

homemade Starbucks iced toasted white chocolate mocha topped with whipped cream.

I hope you give this recipe a try. While this may be one of those holiday drinks Starbucks serves, you can enjoy this drink any time of year.

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Starbucks Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mocha

You can make Starbucks Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mocha at home with this easy copycat recipe.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Armenian
Keyword: Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Starbucks Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 355kcal


  • 2 tablespoons white mocha syrup
  • teaspoons caramel syrup
  • 2 ounces espresso
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup whipped cream
  • ¼ teaspoon red sanding sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar pearls


  • Fill a tall glass with ice.
  • Add caramel syrup.
  • Add white mocha syrup.
  • Add espresso.
  • Add milk. Stir to combine.
  • Top with whipped cream.
  • Sprinkle red sanding sugar and candied pearls on top.


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 509IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 2mg

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's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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