Iced Mocha

This refreshing Iced Mocha recipe is creamy and delicious with the perfect amount of chocolate to make it sweet. Made in 5 minutes with 4 simple ingredients.

Iced Mocha

The Best Ever Iced Mocha Recipe

This iced mocha latte recipe is sweet and refreshing with a bold chocolate taste. Rich, creamy, and chocolatey, an iced mocha is always the perfect beverage to satisfy my sweet tooth and give me a boost of energy.

Making a homemade mocha is simple — especially since this recipe is made without cocoa powder and gets its chocolate flavor from syrup instead.

While these drinks are a treat on their own, I like to enjoy them with baked goods for some extra sweetness and fun. One of my favorite pairings is a scrumptious double chocolate chip muffin. Chocolate-based desserts always taste delicious with chocolate-flavored drinks!

In addition to mochas, some of my other best-loved coffee recipes include dalgona coffee or maca coffee. Both of these put a fun and creative twist on a traditional cup of joe.

Preparing Iced Mocha

Why you will love this recipe

  • Only four ingredients plus ice
  • Ready in just five minutes
  • The perfect caffeine energy boost
  • Easy recipe to double, triple, or cut in half
Pouring an Iced Mocha

How to make perfect Iced Mocha

Drizzle chocolate syrup on the inside of two glasses for decoration.

Next, add one cup of ice and one cup of milk to each glass.

Mix hot coffee with chocolate syrup and sugar, if desired, then pour half of the mixture into each glass.

Top with whipped cream and enjoy!

Pro Tips and Iced Mocha Starbucks Copycat

  • Whisking is key. Using a whisk to mix the hot coffee and sweet ingredients will ensure that the sugar dissolves fully and that the chocolate syrup doesn’t sink to the bottom.
  • Easy iced mocha Starbucks copycat. I just use a Starbucks coffee blend to mimic the flavor.
  • Recipe is easy to adjust. Cutting the recipe in half will result in one iced mocha latte instead of two. The measurements in this recipe are meant to make two servings.
  • Coffee ice cubes intensify flavor. I love making iced drinks with coffee ice cubes instead of regular ice cubes. This keeps the flavor strong and prevents the drink from getting watered down.
  • Toppings make the drink more fun. Whipped cream, chocolate sauce on top, or even chocolate shavings will enhance the flavor and give the drink an aesthetic finish.
Ingredients to mocha

Key Ingredients and Substitutions for Iced Mocha

Coffee: I use either a cup of strong brewed coffee or 2 shots of espresso per glass as an alternative.

Chocolate Syrup: Dark chocolate and milk chocolate syrups are both great options.

Sugar: This ingredient is optional and may not be needed at all, depending on the sweetness of the syrup.

Milk: Any milk of choice will work here! Whole milk is best for the richest, creamiest results, but non-dairy alternatives like almond or oat milk will also work well.

pouring milk in a Iced Mocha

Iced Mocha Variations

There are so many different ways to personalize an iced mocha latte for incredibly tasty results. Since chocolate combines well with so many other flavors, this is surely not a surprise!

Here are some of my personal favorite mocha flavor combinations. These variations are easy to make with the help of store-bought syrup:

  • Peppermint mocha
  • White chocolate mocha
  • Caramel mocha
  • Hazelnut mocha
  • Cinnamon mocha
Iced Mocha in a tumbler

Frequently Asked Questions about Iced Mocha Latte

What is an iced mocha?

A mocha is a caffeinated beverage made with brewed coffee or espresso, chocolate, and milk. It’s a classic and popular coffee drink that has a rich flavor and can be enjoyed either hot or over ice.

What is the difference between a latte and a mocha?

Chocolate! Mochas can have different flavors added to them just like lattes, but unlike a latte, a mocha will always have chocolate in it.

Can an iced mocha latte be made in advance?

Caffeinated beverages taste best served fresh, but a leftover mocha can be stored in the fridge for about a day in an airtight container, such as a mason jar. 

Storing the mocha mixture without ice is important to ensure that the drink doesn’t get watered down. The ice can be added later once it’s ready to serve.

How do I make a hot mocha?

A hot mocha is made with the same ingredients, minus the ice: milk, chocolate syrup, sugar, and coffee. 

This cozy homemade drink comes together easily by mixing the hot coffee, sugar, and chocolate together first, then pouring steaming hot milk over it.

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Iced Mocha

This refreshing iced mocha recipe is creamy and delicious with the perfect amount of chocolate to make it sweet. Made in 5 minutes with 4 simple ingredients.
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, Iced Mocha, mocha
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 250kcal


  • 1 cup coffee
  • 2 tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 2 tbsp sugar optional
  • 2 cup ice
  • 2 cup milk


  • Add some chocolate syrup to the inside of the glasses as decoration.
  • Then, place one cup of ice per glass and pour one cup of milk into each glass.
  • Mix hot coffee with chocolate syrup and sugar, if using. And then, pour half of it into each glass.
  • Your iced mocha is ready to serve. Enjoy!


  • You can use a cup of strong coffee or replace it with 2 expressos per glass.
  • Depending on the sweetness of your syrup, you won’t need to use extra sugar.
  • To make only one iced mocha, simply use half of the amount.
  • Use any milk of your choice.
Recipe Notes
This iced mocha is sweet, refreshing, and with a bold chocolate taste. You can serve it with some whipped cream on top.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 313mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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