Iced Mocha Recipe

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.

easy iced mocha

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.

Step 3:
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.

Iced Mocha Recipe
Recipe Type: Drink
Author: Jo-Lynne Shane
Homemade Iced Mocha
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 8 ounces cold coffee
  1. Pour all 3 ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend for 10-20 seconds or until sugar and cocoa are full incorporated.
  3. Serve over ice.
Keep a stash of the sugar/cocoa mixture on hand, and plan ahead by making extra coffee in the morning and refrigerating it for later use in this recipe.