Starbucks Iced Mocha Copycat

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A copycat of the Iced Caffè Mocha at Starbucks that can easily be made at home. Espresso and chocolate made iced and topped with fluffy, homemade whipped cream! Takes 5 minutes to make from start to finish.

Starbucks Iced Mocha copycat drinks topped with whipped cream.

Recipe Highlights

  • Starbucks Iced Caffè Mocha, or simply Iced Mocha, is a drink made with espresso, mocha sauce, milk, and ice. It’s topped with whipped cream.
  • Mocha is a chocolate flavored latte and the main ingredients are chocolate, espresso, and milk.
  • This copycat drink recreates the Starbucks recipe so it tastes as close to their version as much as possible. This recipe makes a grande (16 ounce) Iced Mocha.
  • Espresso made in an espresso machine or Nespresso will make the best tasting drink.

More Starbucks copycat recipes: Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, Iced Caramel Macchiato, Iced Shaken Espresso, Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso, Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte.

Ingredient Notes

Homemade Starbucks Iced Mocha ingredients.
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Step-by-Step Instructions

Four photos showing steps to make homemade Starbucks Iced Mocha.

For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the recipe.

  1. Whisk heavy cream and vanilla syrup using a handheld milk frother.
    It takes about a minute to create fluffy whipped cream. Set aside.
  2. Pour chocolate syrup and espresso into a cup. Stir together.
  3. Add milk, then ice.
  4. Top with whipped cream.
    Use a spoon to dollop the whipped cream on top of the drink.

Expert Tips

  • Good quality chocolate will make the drink rich and flavorful. The secret to my delicious homemade chocolate syrup is the cocoa powder I use. You can use the chocolate syrup to make hot chocolates too.
  • Chocolate syrup and vanilla syrup can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.
  • Like the Starbucks Iced Mocha, this copycat recipe is made with vanilla in the whipped cream but you can easily swap out the vanilla syrup with 2 teaspoons of sugar.
  • Instead of whipped cream, make it with Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam!

Questions You May Have

Can I make this drink without espresso?

You can use strong, double-strength coffee or cold brew, but it won’t taste quite the same as when it’s made with espresso.

How is Iced Mocha made at Starbucks?

A grande (16 ounces) Iced Caffè Mocha is made with 2 shots of espresso, 4 pumps of Mocha Sauce, 2% milk, ice, and topped with whipped cream.

What’s in Starbucks Mocha Sauce?

Water, sugar, cocoa processed with alkali, and natural flavor.

Adding whipped cream to homemade Starbucks Iced Mocha.

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Starbucks Iced Mocha Copycat

Author: Jee Choe
A copycat of the Iced Caffè Mocha at Starbucks that can easily be made at home.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

Iced Mocha

  • ¼ cup chocolate syrup
  • 2 espresso shots
  • ¾ cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup ice

Whipped Cream

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Whisk heavy cream and vanilla syrup using a handheld milk frother. 
    Whisk until you get stiffer peaks, which should take about a minute. Make sure to move the handheld milk frother up and down to get air into the heavy cream. Set aside.
  • Pour chocolate syrup and espresso into a cup. Stir together.
  • Add milk, then ice.
  • Top with whipped cream.
    Use a spoon to dollop the whipped cream on top of the drink.

NOTES

  • Good quality chocolate will make the drink rich and flavorful. The secret to my delicious homemade chocolate syrup is the cocoa powder I use. You can use the chocolate syrup to make hot chocolates too.
  • Chocolate syrup and vanilla syrup can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.
  • Like the Starbucks Iced Mocha, this copycat recipe is made with vanilla in the whipped cream but you can easily swap out the vanilla syrup with 2 teaspoons of sugar.
  • Instead of whipped cream, make it with Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam!
  • You can get vanilla syrup directly from Starbucks by going to any of their locations and asking if they have any vanilla syrup available for purchase. They’ll sell it to you if they have enough in stock. It should cost around $14.
  • Starbucks uses 2% milk for most of their drinks. You can use any kind you like though.

NUTRITION

Calories: 557 | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 1055IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 271mg | Iron: 2mg
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