I mentioned on Twitter earlier today that I was drinking a homemade iced mocha, and I’ve had tweets ever since asking for the recipe. So here you go.
Warning: this is highly scientific. None but the most accomplished chefs should dare attempt it.
(Yes, I’m joking. It’s painless, I promise.)
Are you ready?
Step 1: Take your handy dandy blender. Dump in a cup of sugar and a cup of cocoa powder (use more sugar if you like it sweeter) (it really can be any amount in a 1:1 ratio) and blend. Now, store that in a plastic container in your pantry for whenever you want an iced mocha (or a hot chocolate, for that matter.)
Step 2: Brew a half a pot (or however much you want to drink) of coffee. Make it strong. Refrigerate till cool. (Or. If you have a french press, cold brew some coffee in the fridge. That’s is what I do. Unless I have coffee left over from breakfast, and then I just refrigerate that for later.)
As you can see, you have to plan ahead a bit. That’s the only downside of this procedure.
Whenever you want to enjoy a crisp, ice-cold mocha beverage, go back to the blender, dump in a heaping tablespoon of the cocoa mixture along with about 8 oz or thereabouts of the cold coffee. Double or triple depending on how many you’re serving (or how rough of a day you’ve had.) Blend. Pour over ice. Serve.
You’ll never pay $4 at Starbucks again.
Here’s a printable for your convenience.
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 8 ounces cold coffee
- Pour all 3 ingredients into a blender.
- Blend for 10-20 seconds or until sugar and cocoa are full incorporated.
- Serve over ice.
20 thoughts on “Iced Mocha Recipe”
So glad you shared this recipe! Twitter pays off again!
Is that plain cocoa powder or a hot chocolate mix?
Make an ice cube tray of coffee cubes for this… (http://www.feminagirls.com/2010/07/10/coffee-punch/) and then it won’t water down your mocha. Genius, I know. 🙂
BRILLZ. I’m so doing that.
Seriously you have to try to the cold brew. It’s even better. Just remember to put the grounds & cold water into the fridge the night before. It’ll be the smoothest coffee you’ve ever had. Just make sure you have plenty of grounds to avoid over-extraction which gives coffee it’s bitter flavor.
Hey! I keep meaning to go back to the post and give you a hat tip for the cocoa/sugar thing. I wrote that in a rush. Yes, I’ve tried the cold brew. LOVE IT. I don’t think I have let it steep long enough tho. I usually do it in the a.m. and then drink it in the p.m. Maybe I’ll throw some in the fridge right now, for tomorrow afternoon’s treat. 🙂
What is this cold brew idea? Can I use just a container with water and coffee in it?
That’s how I do it, Alexia, I just pour it through a filter before drinking.
YES! And YUM! Totally mixing some up this week.
Thanks for this! Did my own brew last night and had my first cup this morning!
What substitutions would you recommend for the sugar? I’m trying to go off sugar, and artificial sweeteners.
what about honey or maple syrup?
YES! I drink Iced coffee way more than I drink hot. Totally trying this! 🙂
One can of sweetened condensed milk, 8-10 cups of freshly brewed coffee, 1 t vanilla, 1 heaping tablespoon hot chocolate mix. combine all very well while coffee is hot. Let cool to room temp. Taste for adjustments to chocolate, vanilla if desired. Chill till very cold. Just like those bottles if Starbucks frappachinos for 3.00/12 oz. Can also serve with a T of cream floated on top, or whipped cream and chocolate shavings, I keep some frozen in ice cube trays to put in the blender with a cup or two of the. old, refrigerated coffee, Whir and frozen, thick, icy drink! Try with flavoured coffees if desired.
That should say COLD, refrigerated coffee, NOT old!!!!
I made my first glass of your iced mocha today and LOVED it. I’m wondering, though, if I did something wrong. I do not have a blender, so I mixed the sugar/cocoa in a mini processor..worked fine, but my drink is pretty dark, where yours is much lighter. Where might I have taken a wrong turn? Thanks
Hey Esther. I’m so glad you like it! I confess, I bought that picture of a stock photo site. I almost ALWAYS take my own pictures, but I didn’t have one of that, and so I searched and found this one and I put the caption on it. So if yours is darker, I am sure that it’s just fine. 🙂
I added almond milk and the honey instead of sugar. Ummmmmm