This Starbucks cafe mocha recipe is exactly what you need in the morning. It's chocolatey and frothy and gives you that kick of energy to start your day off right. And, what's even better is that this homemade cafe mocha takes only 5 minutes to make!
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The Best Starbucks Cafe Mocha
Finally, no more waiting in line or spending money to get the most delicious latte. This cafe mocha recipe has it all - steamed milk for a creamy base, sweet chocolate syrup for that rich flavor, and an espresso shot to give you a buzz of energy. And, to top it all off, some whipped cream and another drizzle of mocha sauce.
How good does that sound?
Now, with that said, this copycat recipe isn't just delicious, though. It's super easy to make too. In fact, this homemade cafe mocha is so easy to make just 3 simple steps are all you need to follow to make it. And the whole process will take you less than 5 minutes to do.
By the way, if you love Starbucks coffee drinks, I highly recommend giving this Starbucks salted caramel cream cold brew or peppermint mocha frappuccino a shot next! For something with a chocolatey flavor, try my mocha cookie crumble frappuccino.
- Milk- use any milk you want or a dairy free milk, like coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, and cashew milk.
- Chocolate Syrup - to add all of that chocolate deliciousness in the drink and on top of it.
- Espresso Coffee- or you can make your own. Use a French press, add two tablespoons of coffee and one cup of hot water, and use it to brew the coffee for your mocha.
- Vanilla Whipped Cream - to take the drink to the next level of creaminess.
How to Make Starbucks Cafe Mocha
As I mentioned earlier, making this homemade cafe mocha couldn't be easier. Just 3 simple steps are all that you have to follow to make it. All you have to do is froth the milk, pour the milk and the rest of the ingredients into a mug, and top it all off with some whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
Yep, that's all there is to it.
Step 1: Froth the Milk
First, you're going to start by heating the milk in the microwave in 30-second increments until it's steaming but not too hot. Alternatively, you can heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
Then, using a handheld frother - or immersion blender - froth the milk until it's nice and foamy. However, if you don't have a frother, you can pour cold milk into a jar that can be sealed with a lid. Fill it ⅓ of the way, shake it until it nearly doubles in volume - and is foamy - and then pour it into a microwave-safe cup and microwave it in 30-second increments until it's warmed to your liking.
Step 2: Create the Mocha Drink
Next, drizzle a mug of your choice with the mocha sauce. I like to use a clear mug so I can see the aesthetically pleasing design!
Anyway, add the espresso to the mug along with the steamed milk. It will pretty much mix itself, but you can give it a mix if you want.
Step 3: Top and Serve
Finally, top your delicious latte with whipped cream - or even cool whip - and a drizzle of more chocolate syrup. Also, if you're feeling a little extra, you can add some chocolate shavings on top. Enjoy!
My Final Thoughts
Well, that's how to make Starbucks cafe mocha at home!
From the frothy milk to the bold espresso and chocolate sauce, a coffee drink really doesn't get better than this.
Since this is so darn delicious and easy to make, I have a feeling it'll become your new go-to morning drink. You can whip it up right before you run out the door or make it to enjoy it on a relaxing morning.
And if you're ever having company over in the morning, it's the perfect drink to make for two.
Anyway, I hope you're as obsessed with this recipe as much as I am. I'd love to hear how you liked it in the comments below!
More Drink Recipes
If you enjoyed making this Starbucks cafe mocha and want to give some more copycat recipes a try, we have a ton of easy drink recipes on the blog I think you'll like!
Try making some more of our go-to Starbucks copycat recipes:
- Starbucks chai tea latte
- Iced toasted vanilla oatmilk shaken espresso
- Starbucks iced white chocolate mocha
- Starbucks sweet cream cold foam
- Pumpkin cream cold brew
- Starbucks mango dragonfruit refresher
And for some drink ideas to order at the coffee shop, check out this vegan Starbucks drinks list.
- 1 cup Milk
- 2 tbsp. Chocolate Syrup or Mocha Sauce
- 2 oz. Espresso Coffee
- Vanilla Whipped Cream
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g