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Homemade iced mocha in a mason jar.

Iced Mocha Recipe

This Iced Mocha Recipe is so simple you'll only need about five minutes to throw it together, pour it over ice, and get your caffeine and chocolate fix. 
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 185kcal
Author Tracy


  • ¼ cup milk any percentage, divided
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons (12 to 25g) granulated sugar *
  • 1 tablespoon (5g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup cold coffee *
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream optional
  • Whipped cream optional for topping
  • Chocolate syrup optional for topping


  • In a small pot, combine 2 tablespoons of the milk, sugar, and cocoa powder. Heat over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture begins to simmer and is well-combined and smooth.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in cold coffee, remaining 2 tablespoons of the milk, and optional heavy cream. 
  • Pour over a 16-ounce cup (or mason jar) of ice, top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup if desired, and enjoy.


*Use 1 tablespoon of sugar for a less sweet mocha, 2 tablespoons for a mocha that will be quite sweet even as your ice melts. 
*If you don't have cold coffee, you can brew a pot at double strength and pour over a cup of ice (about 1 heaping cup of ice per 1 cup of coffee).
OR pour hot coffee into a large cup and place it in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes until it has cooled to at least room temperature.
To make a mocha frappuccino, make the recipe as written, using heaping tablespoons of sugar instead of level (the ice will mute the sweetness so you'll want a bit more) and blend 1 1/2 cups ice with the mocha. 


Calories: 185kcal