I’ve been sharing a lot of coffee drink recipes lately, didn’t I? But it’s so fun to try them at home! And now that the weather is getting warmer, I’m getting more and more in the mood for cold drinks. If you’re like me and want to try out a delicious new recipe, I have one for you: meet cold brew mocha latte!
If you’ve ever been to a coffee shop, you surely know what it is. But I guess you never considered making it in the comfort of your home, did you? This refreshing and energizing coffee drink is perfect at any time of the day. And with a few simple ingredients, you can make it yourself in less than 3 minutes.
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What You’ll Need
This cold brew mocha latte is very similar to the iced mocha latte recipe that I shared a while ago, but is made with cold-brew coffee instead of espresso.
It’s easier to make than classic mocha latte, because you don’t have to use any particular tool skill. No espresso machine or milk frother, just a mason jar and your hands. Also, you probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen.
Cold brew coffee: this is the main ingredient. You can make it at home by soaking 1 cup of coarsely ground coffee beans in 4 cups of water for at least 12 hours, but it is a little time-consuming 😀 If you don’t have it right now and don’t want to wait, you can either use store-bought cold brew concentrate or simply make a strong coffee with your preferred brewing method.
Milk: use your favorite type. Whole milk, coconut milk, oat milk, almond milk or any non-dairy milk. I actually happen to have another recipe for a similar drink with oat milk. I will publish it shortly.
Chocolate syrup: or chocolate sauce, if you prefer. Either way, it will add a delicious chocolatey flavor to your drink. If you don’t have it at home, you can make it in a few minutes with just water, sugar, and cocoa powder. Here’s a very useful recipe. It features vanilla flavor, but you can avoid it if you don’t have it on hand.
Ice: if you’re a caffeine addict like me, and would like to give your drink a stronger caffeine kick, try making coffee ice cubes with black coffee and using them instead of regular ice.
Whipped cream and unsweetened cocoa powder (optional): if you have a sweet tooth and want to decorate your cold brew mocha in a fancy way, these two make a simple yet perfect garnish. You can also use part of the chocolate syrup for topping, or add chocolate chips.
To make a cold brew mocha latte, start by mixing the cold coffee and chocolate syrup in a mason jar or cocktail shaker.
If you’re using strong coffee or espresso instead of cold brew concentrate, make sure to let it cool down before mixing.
Next, fill the mason jar with ice and shake well for about 12 seconds. This will help to chill the drink and mix the ingredients together.
Now, fill a tall glass halfway with ice and pour the coffee and chocolate mixture over it. Then, add milk to finish the drink. You can adjust the amount of milk depending on how strong you like your coffee.
As I suggested before, if you want to make the drink extra fancy, you can freeze some coffee into an ice cube tray and use those instead of regular ice cubes. This will add a nice coffee flavor to the drink and keep it from getting diluted as the ice melts.
Q: What coffee beans should I use to make cold coffee?
A: I would recommend using a medium-light roast with a rich bouquet of flavors. If you want to try out new blends, I’ve written a post that you can use as a starting point for your experiments.
Q: Is this a copycat Starbucks recipe?
A: No. It’s just how I like my cold brew mocha. I’ve experimented with various ingredients and ratios, and I’ve adjusted this recipe to create a version that suits my personal tastes.
Tips and Tricks
See, that wasn’t difficult. Now you can make your cold brew mocha latte at home any time you want it. And if you want to become a real pro, here are a few tips and tricks:
- To make your own cold brew concentrate, use a coarse grind of coffee beans and let it steep in the fridge for at least 12 hours, or up to 24 hours for a stronger concentrate.
- If you don’t have a mason jar or cocktail shaker, you can use a blender to mix the coffee and chocolate sauce or cocoa powder together.
- For a dairy-free version, use coconut or oat milk instead of whole milk.
- If you want to make the drink even more chocolatey, you can add some white chocolate mocha sauce or syrup.
- If you’re a fan of sweet and creamy coffee drinks, you can use heavy cream instead of milk.
This cold brew mocha recipe is a perfect way to enjoy a delicious coffee drink at home without having to go to a coffee shop. You can make it with any kind of milk you like and decorate it with whipped cream and chocolate chips. Let me know if you liked the recipe in the comments, or if you’d like to learn about any other coffee drinks!Print