Super Simple Iced Mocha

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An incredibly easy mocha drink recipe that combines chocolate and coffee in one iced, delicious beverage.

Two glass cups with iced mocha.

About This Iced Mocha Recipe

  • So simple to make at home with just 4 ingredients: coffee, chocolate syrup (homemade or store-bought), milk, and ice.
  • Can be made with cold brew, strong brewed coffee from your coffee machine, or espresso.
  • Iced mocha is caffeinated (from the coffee) and sweet (from the chocolate).

Love refreshing coffee drinks that are super easy to make? Try Mocha Frappuccino, Brown Sugar Iced Coffee, and Greek Frappe.

Ingredient Notes

Iced mocha ingredients.

Here’s a quick overview of the steps to make this drink. For full ingredients and instructions, scroll to the bottom.

My Chocolate Syrup Pick
My go-to brand for syrups. Tastes so good in coffee drinks and it’s easy to squeeze out of the bottle.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Pouring mocha into a cup of ice and milk.

Step 1: Shake coffee and chocolate syrup in a cocktail shaker.

No cocktail shaker? No problem. Use any airtight container like a jar with a tight-fitting lid or a wide-mouth water bottle.

Pouring mocha onto milk and ice in a cup.

Step 2: Pour mocha into a cup with milk and ice.

Serving Suggestions

Serve in a glass cup with milk and ice and watch the mocha swirls as you pour from the cocktail shaker.

To make this drink decadent, top it off with whipped cream by whisking together 1/4 cup heavy cream and 2 teaspoons sugar (for 1 serving) then drizzle on some chocolate syrup. A handheld milk frother is the perfect tool to make the whipped cream.

Cold Brew Substitutions

  • Cold brew coffee
    This is my preference so if you have the time, make cold brew first, then make this drink. The cold brew does take time (12+ hours) but it’s super easy and delicious. See my cold brew recipe.
  • Strong coffee made in a coffee machine
    Use a coffee machine to make strong coffee (2-3 tablespoons of ground coffee to make a cup) and cool it down quickly in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  • Espresso
    If you have an espresso machine (lucky you!) add a shot of espresso. Instead of using a cocktail shaker, you can just stir the chocolate syrup into the hot espresso until the syrup dissolves into the espresso.
  • Instant coffee
    Have some instant coffee left over from making Dalgona coffee? Combine 1 teaspoon of instant coffee and 1 tablespoon of hot water then stir in the chocolate syrup until the syrup dissolves.

Questions You May Have

Is an iced mocha the same thing as an iced mocha latte?

Yup, iced mocha latte is the same thing as an iced mocha and both contain coffee/espresso, chocolate, milk, and ice.

How is this recipe different than the iced mocha at Starbucks?

Starbucks makes their iced mocha with espresso, mocha sauce, milk, and ice. The mocha sauce is made up of water, sugar, cocoa processed with alkali, and natural flavor. By making iced mocha at home, you can can control what goes into it.

What is the difference between an iced latte and iced mocha?

An iced mocha is an iced latte with chocolate flavor added.

Can I use my Keurig or Nespresso to make this drink?

Yes! Brew a strong coffee by adjusting the setting to make just half a cup from one capsule or pod.


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Super Simple Iced Mocha

Author: Jee Choe
An incredibly easy mocha drink recipe that combines chocolate and coffee in one iced, delicious beverage.
4.8 from 21 votes
Prep Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving



  • Combine coffee and chocolate syrup in a cocktail shaker or an airtight container. Shake.
    A jar with a tight fitting lid works great if you don't have a cocktail shaker. Shake for about 15 seconds until coffee and chocolate syrup mix together to make mocha.
  • Pour mocha into a cup with milk and ice.



Calories: 187 | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1mg

4 thoughts on “Super Simple Iced Mocha”

  1. I have tried so many times to make a “coffee at home” that I could actually finish! I made the homemade chocolate syrup for this iced mocha and I’ve had 2 so far!!! I can not tell you how many drinks I have poured down the sink saying “why do I even bother”. Thank you, and i look forward to trying more of your tips and recipes AT HOME!


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