Iced White Chocolate Mocha (Starbucks Copycat)

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Espresso, white chocolate sauce, and milk are shaken with ice to make this delicious Iced White Chocolate Mocha, just like the one at Starbucks. See how quick and easy this drink is to make, including the fluffy homemade whipped cream!

Iced White Chocolate Mocha drinks in cups with whipped cream.

Iced White Chocolate Mocha

Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha (shortened to Iced White Mocha) is a cold coffee drink made with espresso, white chocolate sauce, milk, and ice. It’s topped off with whipped cream.

Mocha is a latte flavored with chocolate. A white chocolate mocha is a latte sweetened and flavored with white chocolate.

Recipe Highlights

  • This copycat recreates the Starbucks drink following their recipe. To make this drink at home, you’ll need an espresso machine or a Nespresso.
  • This recipe makes a grande (16 ounce) Iced White Chocolate Mocha.
  • The drink is topped with a homemade whipped cream which is made in seconds using my trick of whisking heavy cream with a handheld milk frother.

RELATED: TikTok Iced White Mocha

Ingredient Notes

Iced White Chocolate Mocha ingredients.
  • Espresso: You can use any dark or espresso roast coffee to make espresso for this drink. Starbucks sells their own branded capsules for Nespresso machines.
  • White chocolate sauce: This is the sauce that turns a latte into a white chocolate mocha. The white chocolate sauce sweetens and flavors the drink.
  • 2% milk: You can use any milk you like but Starbucks uses 2% milk in this drink.
  • Heavy cream: This is for the whipped cream topping.
  • Vanilla syrup: Use homemade vanilla syrup or store-bought. This is used to flavor the heavy cream to make the vanilla whipped cream.
  • Ice: Use filtered water to make ice if possible.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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Step-by-Step Instructions

Heavy cream whipped in a measuring cup.

Step 1: Whisk heavy cream and vanilla syrup to make whipped cream. Set aside.

Use a handheld milk frother to make whipped cream in seconds.

White chocolate sauce, espresso, and milk poured into a cocktail shacker.

Step 2: Put white chocolate sauce, espresso, and milk into a cocktail shaker. Shake.

Use 2 Nespresso espresso pods or pull 2 shots from an espresso machine. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, use a jar with a tight lid.

Mocha poured into a cup.

Step 3: Pour drink into a cup. Add ice.

Mocha topped with whipped cream.

Step 4: Use a spoon to add the whipped cream on top of the drink.

Nespresso Notes

All mocha drinks are made with espresso. The easiest way to make espresso at home is with a Nespresso machine.

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1 shot of espresso = 1 Nespresso espresso capsule

In this grande sized drink, there are 2 shots of espresso, which means you’ll need 2 Nespresso espresso capsules or 1 double espresso capsule.

You can use any of your favorite Nespresso espresso capsules or Starbucks for Nespresso capsules.

Starbucks and Nespresso partnered to create a Starbucks line of capsules and there are 3 espresso capsules: Starbucks Espresso Roast, Decaf Espresso Roast, or Blonde Espresso Roast.

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Expert Tips

  • Instant coffee can be used if you don’t have espresso. Combine 1 tablespoon of instant coffee and ¼ cup hot water to replace the 2 shots of espresso in the recipe.
  • If you don’t have white chocolate sauce, replace it with sweetened condensed milk.
  • The whipped cream is flavored with vanilla but if you don’t have vanilla syrup, you can sweeten the heavy cream with 2 teaspoons of sugar.

Questions You May Have

What’s in Starbucks iced White Chocolate Mocha?

Ice, 2% milk, white chocolate mocha sauce, espresso, and whipped cream made with vanilla and sugar. A grande has 2 shots of espresso and 4 pumps of white chocolate mocha sauce.

How can I customize this drink?

The TikTok Starbucks secret menu Iced White Mocha with Sweet Cream Foam is a customized Iced White Chocolate Mocha. Add vanilla sweet cream foam or add a pump or two of caramel sauce.

Can I buy Starbucks white chocolate sauce?

You can’t buy Starbucks white chocolate sauce, but you may be able to purchase Fontana brand sauces (same sauce many claim that Starbucks uses) on Amazon or Ebay. But, be warned that they may be expired and overpriced.

Iced White Chocolate Mocha in a cup with whipped cream.

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Iced White Chocolate Mocha (Starbucks Copycat)

Author: Jee Choe
Espresso, white chocolate sauce, and milk are shaken with ice to make this delicious Iced White Chocolate Mocha drink, just like the one at Starbucks.
4.9 from 32 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

Iced White Chocolate Mocha

Whipped Cream

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Whisk heavy cream and vanilla syrup to make whipped cream. Set aside.
    Use a handheld milk frother to make whipped cream in seconds.
  • Put white chocolate sauce, espresso, and milk into a cocktail shaker. Shake 10 times.
    Use 2 Nespresso espresso pods or pull 2 shots from an espresso machine. If you don't have a cocktail shaker, use a jar with a tight lid.
  • Pour drink into a cup. Add ice.
  • Top with whipped cream.
    Use a spoon to add the whipped cream on top of the drink.

NOTES

  • To make a 16 ounce (grande) Starbucks drink, you’ll need 2 Nespresso espresso or ristretto capsules. You can also use 1 Vertuo double espresso.
  • With the Vertuo machine capsules, only use espresso capsules and not the coffee capsules that make 7.77 ounces.
  • Starbucks uses 2% milk to make their Iced White Mochas, but you can use any milk you like.
  • Instant coffee can be used if you don’t have espresso. Combine 1 tablespoon of instant coffee and ¼ cup hot water to replace the 2 shots of espresso in the recipe.
  • If you don’t have white chocolate sauce, replace it with sweetened condensed milk.
  • The whipped cream is flavored with vanilla but if you don’t have vanilla syrup, you can sweeten the heavy cream with 2 teaspoons of sugar.

NUTRITION

Calories: 511 | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 447mg | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 1155IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 360mg | Iron: 1mg

3 thoughts on “Iced White Chocolate Mocha (Starbucks Copycat)”

  1. 5 stars
    Almost identical to Starbucks! I used Torani white chocolate sauce and it was great! I just wish I had taken the “shake ten times” more seriously because the first one exploded all over my kitchen from the pressure in the shaker😅 SHAKE ONLY TEN TIMES, NOT A SUGGESTION!

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