Mocha coffee is extremely easy to make in this recipe for a simple coffee with chocolate. Just add cocoa, sugar, and milk to a hot cup of joe and enjoy in slow sips.
Mocha coffee is extremely easy to make in this recipe for a simple coffee with chocolate. Just add cocoa, sugar, and milk to a hot cup of joe and enjoy in slow sips.
Contrary to most of the other reviewers, I don't think this recipe as written is anything close to Starbucks. However, it is a good starting point. I'd recommend these changes: 1) Use about 1/2 a cup of extra strong coffee, instead of a full cup of regular. Brew with the same amount of grounds, just half as much water. This mimics espresso. 2) Use a lot more milk. Starbucks mochas are mostly milk, with espresso added. 3) Do use the full tablespoon of both chocolate and sugar. With these changes it came much closer to approximating a Starbucks mocha. I enjoyed it!Read More
Too chocolatey for me. But otherwise very good. I followed another reviewer's advise and decreased the chocolate to 2 tsp and that makes it better for me. Also, I increased the milk to a total of 1/4 cup and it's almost like Coffee Bean.
If you like a really strong chocolate taste...stick with 1 Tbls. If not 1-2 tsp. might be sufficient enough. Starbucks at home!! Thanks Johanna
Contrary to most of the other reviewers, I don't think this recipe as written is anything close to Starbucks. However, it is a good starting point. I'd recommend these changes: 1) Use about 1/2 a cup of extra strong coffee, instead of a full cup of regular. Brew with the same amount of grounds, just half as much water. This mimics espresso. 2) Use a lot more milk. Starbucks mochas are mostly milk, with espresso added. 3) Do use the full tablespoon of both chocolate and sugar. With these changes it came much closer to approximating a Starbucks mocha. I enjoyed it!
this recipe is perfect! I love cafe mochas from Starbucks, but hate spending $3.00 on one! This is just as good, and so inexpensive. Thanks for a great idea! And I did add a full tablespoon of cocoa to mine, I love the chocolate flavor!
Pretty basic mocha recipe. I suggest you do what I did and mix the dry ingredients together and wisk them into the hot coffee in a saucepan, then add a little vanilla flavoring.
Pretty good. I love coffee and I love flavoured coffee even more. I did use the full 1 tablespoon of cocoa and loved it. Instead of milk though I used my french vanilla flavoured dairy creamer. I also added extra sugar. I tend to like my coffee a little sweeter. All in all pretty good!
Quick, easy, and really yummy. Just what I needed on a winter afternoon.
I thought this was very good...but I did not add the 1 tablespoon as directed, I used 1.5 teaspoons instead. Also I think it would be good with vanilla or rum flavoring added!
Fantastic! I have a little trick for mixing the cocoa with the liquid, as sometimes this can be quite difficult. Mix together the cocoa, sugar, and cinnamon if you add it. Pour in a tiny bit of milk and stir to make a paste. Slowly add the rest of the milk and then the hot coffee. Mmmm!
Some mornings I just need a kick in the rump to get moving, but I don't like the taste of coffee so I usually don't have any. I decided to give this a try the other day, and was actually pleasantly surprised. I liked the strong chocolate flavor in the coffee, and I replaced the sugar for 4 packets of Splenda. I think the only thing I would change neext time is to use a vanilla flavored creamer instead of the milk to wrap all of the flavors together better.
yummy. don't take milk in my coffee so left it out and this is exactly what i was looking for for and afternoon treat.
The only reason I put 4 stars is because I don't really like coffee. But this was good. I reduced the cocoa powder to 1 1/2 tsp and just put in as much milk as I thought it needed. I think it was much better than regular coffee and will make it again.
This was good my mom said
Love this drink. One thing I did different after the first time was to put coco and sugar and milk into the mug stir and microwave for about 20 seconds then add coffee. Made mixing everthing together easy.
add 1 teaspoon cocoa
I have tried a few coffees on here and I didn't care for this one. It tasted like a watered down coffee with unsweetened cocoa. The flavors really didn't come together. Even with the sugar, which I don't normally add to my coffee, it seemed to not be very sweet. It was like drinking coffee water. I could mess with it and add a flavoring or syrup, but as is without additions, it strangely has no taste. I drank one or two sips and then the rest got tossed.
Very good base recipe! I think it is fine to 'fluctuate' with the ingredient amounts used (some folks prefer their coffee stronger/creamier/sweeter), and still give 5 stars. My taste buds are pleased with 2 cups reallly strong coffee, 1/3 cup warm milk, 2 tsp cocoa powder and 1 TB sugar...what a delight from my own pantry, everything on hand. Thanks for sharing!
im sure this is better with sugar and whole milk, but if you use skim milk and 2 teaspoons cocoa and splenda, you have a 18 calorie drink with 0.5 grams of fat :)
Palatable, but the cocoa powder makes it gritty. I wonder if a chocolate syrup wouldn't suit this better. It's easy, and maybe I'll make it again. But maybe not.
If I make this one again I will cut the unsweetened cocoa in half. Otherwise it was just okay!
This was good.. Not enough to warrant 5 stars but still very good.. Also, I cant honestly give 5 stars because I dont make it as stated anymore.. I put in a tsp of instant coffee, the cocoa and the sugar and enough milk to make 1 mug.. Then heat in d microwave till really hot.. quite different to this recipe but it started out here. I love it like that and drink it often..
My french press and I love this recipe. =D I put the sugar, cocoa, and milk in first, stir, pour the coffee over the mixture, and stir again.
I made this coffee several times, and made it using 6 ounces of water, 1 Tablespoon of Nescafe' Decaf Instant Coffee, 1 packet of Saccharin Sweetener, 1 Tablespoon Hershey's Special Dark Instant Cocoa Powder, and 3 Tablespoons of 2% milk. Heated the coffee in the microwave, then topped it with Reddi Wip Whipped Topping. I preferred the coffee with the changes I made.
I made it and loved it. I added 3 tablespoons of milk instead of 2. Great for a cold day. I will be putting a pic. on later, first I have to download camera ;0 ;)
this is a delicious recipe perfect with a little dash of vanilla. I made it to go with some soup and it was magnifacent.
This was pretty good- I just had a bitter after taste in mine that I could have done without, but I am certain it's the type of coffee I used. Next time, if I use the same coffee, I'll add more sugar- even though it really has quite enough sugar.
This was a great change from my regular coffee. I didn't think I would care for the chocolate in it but it's very good. A great smooth taste! Thanks!
I am a mocha fanatic, but there are no Starbucks where I live. This a great, and healthier, alternative. I used a creme brulee flavored coffee, and heated the milk before adding it. I also used 1 tsp of sugar and two packets of splenda,and added a dash of cinnamon. Following other reviewers' advice, I mixed the dry ingredients and milk into a paste before adding the coffee in order to avoid lumps. A definate keeper!
Wow..almost like starbucks, except I don't have to pay $3.50 for this. I used 1/2 Tblsp of cocoa powder, 1 Tblsp of sugar and 2 Tblsp. of milk. To prevent the lumps I crushed the cocoa powder with the sugar using a spoon to make the mixture a little more finer, and it turned out fine. And don't forget to top it with whipped cream!
Just made this using my new Keurig. Delicious!! I am a coffee whimp, so I did have to add some powdered non-dairy creamer. Will definitely make again!
I have been doing this with Ovaltine for years. Wakes you up and gets you going when you are in a hurry.
I used nondairy creamer, which I stirred into the cocoa before adding coffee. I find that the cocoa dissolves better. The proportions are good. Thanks.
Really hit the spot! I did add a bit more milk and a touch of cinnamon.
I thought it was excellent for something so easy. I used half and half, but didn't change the recipe other than that. Next time I think I'll use my french vanilla creamer just to see. Thanks for the recipe.
Bland, bitter and way too chocolate tasting. If I wanted hot chocolate, I would have made it. Wasn't that great, sorry.
No such thing as "too chocolatey." I approve!
It may be my cocoa, because it's old, but I found this really bland and bitter. I had to add another tsp. of sugar to balance it out, and up the milk to 1/4 cup, and I usually drink coffee without any sugar in it. I'll try again with new cocoa powder and see if that helps.
This was great but i did cut the sugar.
So simple, so great! I truly enjoyed this. However, I added more milk when I made it to avoid the bitterness of the coffee and unsweetened cocoa powder. Other than that, I thought it was delicious! I will be making more of this in the future :) thank you for sharing the recipe!
I used the whole tablespoon of cocoa but cut the sugar to 1 teaspoon and used fat free french vanilla creamer. Have teated myself to this twice already.
sorry i hate to give a bad rating. I really didn't care for it sorry. I made no changes. It ended up tasting like cocoa water to me. Maybe a really strong brew wouldn be better?
didn't work for me
Five stars because it was super good for the ease it took to make. I substituted a spoonful of Swiss Miss for the sugar and unsweetened cocoa, which might be gross for some, but how easy can you get? I'd added hot cocoa mix a long time ago and thought it was gross, but I didn't understand how key it was to add milk.
This was awesome! The perfect sweet treat for a cold afternoon. I know I'll be making this often.
Quick and easy to make. I did up the cocoa to 1 1/2 tbs and used Splenda instead of sugar. Next time, I will use a bit more milk and add vanilla.
LOVED this with a couple changes. I kept the cocoa at 1 tbs, upped the sugar to 2 tbs, and 3 tbs milk. The extra sugar evens out the cocoa taste to me. I will be trying it with splenda next time to cut back on the sugar. It was chocolatey, but balanced and that was just what I was looking for. I will definitely be keeping this around as a special treat. Who needs starbucks anyway???
Oh my gosh. I *never* review recipes, even though I use this site all the time. I have to say something about this one, though, simply because it's day 3 and I've found myself unconsciously reaching for the cocoa powder every morning. I rarely drink coffee-pot coffee; I prefer AeroPress or an espresso. However, my roommates make a pot every morning, and there's always a cup or two left when they're done. This recipe is quick, easy, absolutely delicious, and almost as good as making a real mocha with the fuss of the espresso machine and milk steamer. Plus, I don't have to clean all that up. The recipe isn't finicky, in that you can just use a large spoon to guess at 1 Tbls of cocoa instead of pulling out your measuring spoons. I also use 3 cubes of sugar instead of measuring that out. One thing I did change: I use half-and-half instead of milk, because that's in the fridge and no one here drinks milk. I've found that going over 2 tablespoons is fine.... I just fill a cup about 5/8 full of hot coffee, stir the cocoa and sugar into the coffee and make sure they dissolve, and then fill with half-and-half until it turns the creamy colour I'm looking for. Mmmm. Divine.
added another 1/2 tablespoon sugar, and it could use a bit of vanilla. pretty good in a pinch, good use of staple ingredients
I used stevia and it was fantastic! Thanks!
This recipe was okay...made me think of hot chocolate with coffee.
After reading reviews I did 1 teaspoon of cocoa and 1/4 cup of milk. It was yum.
OK for an at home mocha. I followed the quantities given in the recipe exactly except I tried other's suggestions of mixing the dry together and making a paste before adding the coffee- there were no lumps, but it still had that powdery texture in your mouth. Half and half tasted better than (whole) milk. Starbucks is much sweeter and smoother, but this is OK for an at home alternative.
Made this yesterday, with 2 tsp cocoa and 2 tsp sugar! Yummy! Finally I can get my coffee mocca fix at home!
Really good! I'm more of a chocolate lover than a coffee lover, so I used the whole tablespoon of cocoa, plus another teaspoon. Maybe next time I'll add a little bit more. I used a packet of Equal instead of the sugar and added probably 1/4 milk and a teaspoon of coffeemate. Yum yum.
This recipe blends better if you heat the cocoa, sugar, and milk in a saucepan to make a chocolate syrup, especially if you want to refrigerate the mocha coffee, to drink it later, cold. Otherwise, you end up with alot of the cocoa powder on the bottom of the container. I use this recipe to make cold mocha coffee and add more milk to it, to suit my tastes.
I used hot chocolate powder instead of cocoa powder and sugar. It was pretty good, not too sweet. Would have been even better if I had some cream.
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder is too much, and it needs more milk and less sugar, for my taste. I'll try 1 teaspoon cocoa, 1-and-a-half teaspoons sugar, and some extra milk (flat, not rounded spoonfulls.)
Yum!! I've been looking for a coffee drink I will like because I love the smell but hate the taste. I got my first taste of a mocha last week and decided to look it up since my visiting family left their coffee behind. I will probably drink this every morning now! It is definitely sweet, but I really like sweet.
Was ok made this way, but my second cup I used brown sugar and more milk and it is better, so I can only give 3 stars.
This was quite good but I customized it by adding two tablespoons of chocolate syrup instead of the white sugar because I love chocolate and despise granules. Quite fantastic, will make it again and again! I just wish I had some whipped cream to throw on the top. :)
I ran out of creamer and thought I'd try making my own flavored coffee. This was far more delicious than I anticipated! I had a latte size coffee cup, so adjusted the amount of ingredients accordingly. I also LOVE nuts with chocolate so added a few drops of pure almond extract. (I wish I knew how to get the almond flavor "toasted".
This was ok, the cocoa powder was the dominant flavor. I couldn't taste the coffee, milk, or sugar.
I just used nesquick in place of the sugar and cocoa. Soo good. I make it every morning
I used one cup brewed half decaf and half regular coffee with 1.5 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tsp of raw sugar with my half and half creamer and it was just great!
Great recipe. I mixed the powder, sugar, and 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (not milk) together in the coffee mug first. Then microwaved for about 20 seconds. Finally, I poured in the coffee.
I brewed flavered coffee, Chocolate Mocha instead of regular (Columbian or Costa Rican for us). I also added 2 tsp as others are suggesting. Instead of milk, I used NF half & half. Tasted good.
It just wasn't quite what I hoped for. I'll keep looking.
As per others' advice, I made the cocoa-sugar-milk paste before adding the coffee. I found that it was still a little lumpy at the end, but that was to be expected. A spoon is definitely recommended. I thought I'd figured out the ideal ratios for a delicious mocha on my own but this was even better one! This is a great, simple recipe which I will use again.
I used half the amount of chocolate and half milk half water for my instant coffee . Vanilla adds a very nice smell and flavor . I used Truvia instead of sugar
I made this for my husband. I don't really like coffee much, but he does and needed some extra energy for long shifts he was working. This recipe was nice because I could make it easily for him instead of spending money on a Starbucks Frappaccino or something. I started with the recipe as is, but he thought it needed more sugar and less cocoa. The second time I made it I tripled the recipe, but added less cocoa, more of everything else, and some vanilla. I also added a pinch of salt. As someone who doesn't like coffee AT ALL, I actually sat down and ENJOYED drinking a hot cup of this. My husband liked it too, but he added ice to his. I'm still looking for something more to make it perfect for him, but I thought this was really good.
I had to add an extra tablespoon of sugar and two extra tablespoons of half and half to make this drinkable, it wasn't nearly sweet enough to be a mocha in my oppinion but I think I like the cocoa addition.
This is now my favorite coffee recipe. It's easy to make and tastes delicious. Prior to this, I had been using packets of instant cocoa in my cup of coffee. I will be making this instead from now on.
This is a great start to the day. I used 2% milk, but the coffee had a bitter edge, so next time I will use half and half instead and see if that smooths it out. I usually use mexican chocolate to make this, I have never done it from scratch before. Just add a little cinnamon to it and it is almost the same. Thanks Johanna, this was great!
This recipe is perfect. I'm a dark chocolate person so the chocolate flavor is great for me. I used Penzeys natural high fat cocoa and milk warmed and frothed in my verismo. I like that this recipe has about half the calories of the Starbucks version. As a variation, I've added a drop or two of peppermint extract and candy came sprinkles for a peppermint mocha.
This is a wonderful full flavored drink. I don't add as much cocoa and I add more sugar and instead of milk I put in 2 tbl of powdered creamer. Awesome drink for the early morning work days at the office.
This was a very good mocha for a simple home-made recipe. I like it because it calls for simple ingredients that I'll definitely have in my kitchen. I tried the full amount of cocoa and didn't think it was too chocolaty at all. This recipe isn't nearly as good as a mocha from a real coffee shop, but it is very good.
This tastes just like what I buy for $3.50 a cup at my local coffee house! It is just what I was looking for- great taste that is not sickeningly sweet, and much cheaper than buying out!
Very good! I cut the sugar down to 2 teaspoons, which was perfect for me. I also topped with a dollop of French Vanilla Cool-Whip. Yum! Thank you!
Really good if you don't like coffee! With all the cocoa powder, it was more like a hot cocoa with a hint of bitter coffee flavor. I added a little bit of vanilla and sprinkled some cinnamon on top so it smelled (and tasted) amazing!
If you decide to follow previous reviewers' advice and make a paste of the cocoa, sugar, and milk before adding coffee and find you have problems getting them to combine, take my advice: microwave the mixture for 15 seconds and it will come together much easier. I use a whisk to ensure there are no lumps, and it's so easy to blend in the coffee and extra milk. I learned this many years ago when I was making microwave hot cocoa and it's very effective. Thanks for sharing, Johanna! I might try using chocolate syrup next time!
tastes a lot like hot chocolate. Very sweet. Next time I will use less cocoa and sugar. I also used vanilla creamer instead. Yummy!
Great! Just like the coffee shop - add a drop of whipped cream to the top and it's an extra treat.
Very easy. I added peppermint extract and topped it with reddi whip! Just as good as Caribou!
Awesome recipe! I followed it exactly except I substituted Splenda instead of the sugar. It is very chocolate-y but that's what I was looking for. I topped it with some whipped cream and it was to die for!
Easy. Yummy. Ingredients on hand. Adjust to personal taste. :)
I enjoyed this very much- though I prefer half and half instead of milk(personal preference, as I like my coffee creamy). Thanks for this simple recipe, it makes a great quick treat. Edit: I make this all the time now with instant coffee, but I like to cut the cocoa down to 2 tsp and add a pinch of salt and about a half teaspoon of vanilla extract. My favorite - and if I want it iced I just use a little hot water to dissolve things then fill up with milk. Yum!
Delicious & Easy!
I have an easier method. Use a Hot Cocoa mix and make it with coffee instead of water.
Its okay, not great, it's a little on the bitter side. We use to live in Washington state and I would always get my mochas from Whidbey Coffee - the BEST mochas I've ever had. They beat Starbucks hands down. Anyway, I'm trying to find a recipe that comes close and this isn't anywhere near it.
Very good. I dont usually like chocolate, but this recipe is great. I didnt have milk,so I used heavy cream.
Super easy (which I love) and super yummy!!! Thanks for the recipe, I think it's perfect. :-)
Wonderful. I used the full tbsp of cocoa and loved it. I also subbed one packet Spenda for the tbsp sugar with no problems. Thanks for sharing!
Very good, but HOLY it's chocolatey! WOW!!!! Almost too much, and I looooovvvveee chocolate. I did the thing that someone previously mentioned of adding another tbsp of sugar and it evened it out just fine. Now it's delicious!! :-) I'm sure it can't be too good for you considering all that sugar, but hey, neither are the ones you get at coffee bars, right??
Added more chocolate. Topped with whipped cream and a light dusting of cinnamon.
I thought this was pretty good. I cannot say it is as good as Starbuck's but it certainly was WAY cheaper. It was pretty good though. I added lite whip cream to the top - that makes anything great!!! :) Thanks for the post!
So easy and so good! My friends said it tasted just like Starbucks!
I put some froth on top and then sprinkled some cinnamon/sugar mixture on top.. Yummy