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Delicious Mocha Latte Recipe to Satisfy Your Sweet Caffeine Cravings

If you love Starbucks mocha lattes, you can easily make them at home with this simple recipe. It will be delicious, and you’ll save $5 in the process 🙂

So grab your ingredients, and let’s get started!

What Is a Mocha Latte?

A mocha latte is simply a coffee latte with chocolate, which makes an interesting and yummy combination. You can also use vanilla extract or maple syrup for extra flavoring.

The mocha latte is an American invention but was inspired by an Italian drink called Bicerin. It is a widely known and loved drink by chocolate and coffee fans, especially since Starbucks promotes the drink in their cafés.

How to Make the Perfect Mocha Latte

Are you in the mood for something rich, creamy, and chocolatey? This Starbucks copycat mocha latte recipe will hit the spot. There are many variations to making Mocha Latte, here’s what you’ll need for most of them:

Mocha Latte Ingredients

These are the basic ingredients required, but you can play around with them to create the flavor of your preference. In addition to these ingredients, you will also need an espresso machine, a french press, or any coffee brewing machine

Mocha Latte Recipe (Starbucks Style)

5 from 1 vote
Servings

1

servings
Calories

250

kcal
Total time

5

minutes

Say goodbye to your boring, regular latte and hello to a rich and chocolatey Starbucks copycat of the mocha latte that will have you coming back for more. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make it:

Ingredients

  • 60 ml 2 fl oz espresso (2 shots)

  • 200 ml 6/7 cup steamed milk

  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp chocolate syrup

  • Optional
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp sugar

  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp whipped cream

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  • Brew 2 shots of espresso (doppio) and set it aside to cool slightly. Here is how to make espresso.
  • Steam milk any way you like, here are some methods. If you don’t have a milk steamer, it’s easiest to use a small saucepan and heat the milk over medium heat until it’s scalding.
  • Add half of the chocolate syrup and optionally the sugar to your mug. You can substitute the chocolate syrup with cocoa powder.
  • Gradually pour the brewed coffee into the mug, stirring constantly.
  • Pour the steamed milk into your coffee.
  • Enjoy your mocha latte topped with whipped cream and drizzle the rest of the chocolate syrup on top, or sprinkle some cocoa powder on it if you like.

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Notes

  • Whipped cream with syrup on top makes all the difference in taste (and calories)
  • You can use any type of espresso, so you don’t need to have an espresso machine.

What Kind of Cup Should Mocha Latte Be Served In?

Mocha lattes are usually served in tall glasses with a handle, which looks quite tempting. It can also be served in a ceramic mug. This allows the warmth of the latte to be maintained and the rich, chocolatey flavor to be fully enjoyed. Plus, the extra space in the mug or glass allows for a beautiful presentation of the frothy milk on top.

Mocha Latte Top With Shaved Chocolate

Tips for an Excellent Mocha Latte

Here are a few tips to make an excellent mocha latte at home.

  • Use high-quality coffee beans for a rich and bold flavor in your latte.
  • You can use strong brewed coffee if you don’t have an espresso machine.
  • Experiment with different types of chocolate syrup to find the one that suits your taste preferences best.
  • For a frothy and creamy latte, use a whisk or a frother to froth up the milk before adding it to the saucepan.
  • If you like your latte extra sweet, add a little bit more sugar to the mixture before heating it up.
  • Garnish your homemade latte with mocha syrup and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings for an extra indulgent treat.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment and add your own twist to the recipe – the possibilities are endless!

Frequently Asked Questions

Sure thing! If you don’t want to add sugar to your mocha latte, you can definitely leave it out. Just be aware that the latte will be less sweet without it. If you’re still looking for a little bit of sweetness, try adding a different sweetener like stevia, honey, or agave syrup instead. Or, you could just skip the sweetener altogether and enjoy the rich, chocolatey flavor of the latte on its own. It’s totally up to you!

Yes, you can definitely make and refrigerate a mocha latte for later use! Let it cool down completely before transferring it to an airtight container and popping it into the fridge. When you’re ready to enjoy your latte, heat it up in the microwave or on the stove until it’s nice and hot. Be sure to stir it before drinking to make sure all the flavors are evenly distributed.

If you do not like regular milk, you can use: coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, or plant-based milk.

Here’s a quick and easy way to make the mocha sauce for your mocha latte:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine equal parts cocoa powder and sugar (about 1/4 cup of each will do).
  2. Add a splash of milk or cream and stir to combine.
  3. Place the saucepan over low heat and stir until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  4. Add a splash of vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  5. Pour the mocha sauce into a jar or container and let it cool before transferring it to a sealable container and storing it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

And that’s it! Now you have a delicious, rich, and creamy mocha sauce that you can use to make the perfect mocha latte. Enjoy!

Definitely! You don’t need a frother to make this recipe at home. Just heat up your milk, stir it well, and add it to your coffee and chocolate mixture. You can use a whisk or blender to get the job done if you want that frothed milk texture. So don’t worry if you don’t have a frother, you can still enjoy a delicious mocha latte.

The amount of calories in a serving of homemade mocha latte will vary depending on what ingredients you use and how much you make. A regular serving made with whole milk and 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup can have around 240-260 calories. But you can easily lower the calories by using low-fat milk, less sugar, and less chocolate syrup. Just make sure to check the nutritional information of your ingredients and adjust the amounts accordingly.

Conclusion

This homemade recipe is a simple and delicious way to enjoy a coffee shop favorite from the comfort of your home. With just a few ingredients and a bit of time, you can whip up a rich and creamy mocha latte that will satisfy your caffeine cravings and impress your friends.

Give this recipe a try, and enjoy the tasty results.

Please rate the recipe and let me know how it went below!

Mocha Latte Recipe

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