Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha

Love the Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha? Skip those long lines, and make one at home. It only takes minutes to make.

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Homemade Iced White Chocolate Mocha

Skip the expensive trips to the famous coffee shop. You can make your own coffee drinks at home which are every bit as good (or even better) for a fraction of the cost.

This version of Iced White Chocolate Mocha combines real white chocolate sauce with espresso for a decadent iced coffee that will become your new favorite. It’s the perfect way to pump up your mid-afternoon energy levels.

No Espresso Machine, No Problem!

Don’t skip this recipe just because you don’t have an espresso machine — you don’t need one! Freshly brewed espresso will give you the best results, but other options are still almost as tasty.

The simplest alternative to brewing your own espresso coffee is picking up an extra shot or two from the coffee shop. By the time you arrive home, the coffee will be cool enough to use.

If that’s not convenient, try using instant espresso powder which is almost as good in this recipe. Of course, you can substitute a tablespoon of regular instant coffee powder, preferably a dark roast, for a slightly lighter taste. You may also use some cold leftover brewed coffee, decaf coffee also works well in this recipe.

Concerned about drinking too much caffeine?

Are you concerned about the amount of caffeine you consume? The good news is that espresso naturally contains less caffeine per serving than regularly brewed coffee.

A shot of espresso or prepared espresso powder has about 90 mg of caffeine, and a tablespoon of instant coffee powder has around 11 mg. A serving of brewed coffee contains approximately 95 mg of caffeine.

Make Your Own White Chocolate Sauce

If you order a white mocha drink in a shop, there’s a good chance the barista will use white chocolate syrup. Don’t be fooled; Pros use syrups for convenience, not taste.

White chocolate syrups are made from simple syrup (water and a sweetener) and often artificial vanilla flavoring. That means it is cheap to produce and lasts a long time. That makes sense for a business, but not for the coffee drinker. You can do better by using homemade white chocolate sauce.

To make the white chocolate sauce, heat a cup of whole milk over medium heat in a small, heavy-bottom saucepan. Stir the milk continuously using a whisk to heat evenly. When you see the first wisps of steam rise from the milk, remove the pan from the burner to a heat-safe surface.

Use a peeler to shred four ounces of a high-quality white chocolate candy bar into the milk. Use the whisk to combine until smooth.

If the chocolate doesn’t melt completely, put back on the heat, but be careful not to burn the mixture. Cool slightly before using the sauce or store in an air-tight container.

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Make your own Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha at Home

For this recipe, you need some espresso. You can use coffee that is very strong, a shot or two from the coffee shop, or you can buy instant espresso. You will need ice, white chocolate sauce, and some whipped cream. Drizzle the white chocolate sauce into the glass, add ice, pour over the espresso, fill with milk, and top with some whipped cream. It’s so easy!!

Try the recipe below, and it won’t be long before your favorite barista will start missing you.

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Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha

Make your own copycat Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha at home. White chocolate, strong coffee, whipped cream are what you need to make this famous iced coffee. It's so good your barista will wonder where you went.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: white chocolate mocha
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
Calories: 205kcal


White Chocolate Sauce Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk

Mocha Recipe

  • 1 tablespoon white chocolate sauce
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1.5 ounces espresso
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream


White chocolate sauce ingredients

  • In a small saucepan gently heat together 1 cup of milk, and 4 tablespoons white chocolate chips. Stir until blended well. Allow to cool. This sauce is for 6 to 8 white chocolate mochas.

White Chocolate Mocha Assembly

  • Drizzle white chocolate into glass, if desired, if not. Add about 1 tablespoon of white chocolate sauce per mocha.
  • Add espresso to glass, stir.
  • Add ice, top with milk, and whipped cream if desired.


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Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 276mg | Iron: 1mg

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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  1. Jazmin

    5 stars
    I really like this even tho i haven’t tried this yet to do at home so i might try it when i home so thanks the recipe.

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