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
 
Homemade Iced Mocha
Author:
Recipe type: Drink
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 8 ounces cold coffee
Instructions
  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.
Notes
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.

Comments

  1. says

    Oh hai!

    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.

    • Jo-Lynne says

      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. :-)

  2. Amanda says

    What substitutions would you recommend for the sugar? I’m trying to go off sugar, and artificial sweeteners.

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