How to Make an Iced Mocha at Home

How to Make an Iced Mocha at Home

June 29, 2016   14 Comments

It is super easy to make an iced mocha at home. In fact, you can make a pitcher of the stuff and pour it when you get the urge to have one.

Whew! I don’t know what temperature it is in your neck of the woods, but here it is hot.

I love hot weather because it makes me instantly lazy – not unlike a sloth. I find myself slowing down despite my internal need to pick up those SOCKS. Do you know what I mean?

When it is super steamy, do you drink hot coffee? I know folks who start throwing ice cubes in everything when it heats up, coffee, tea, smoothies, their underwear :)

Sometimes, I make a coffee smoothie but I don’t like to have to clean my blender when it is hot out.

I paid $4 for a Iced Cafe Mocha at Starbucks because I couldn't resist (290 calories). The key to that purchase was that I didn’t have to wash their blender.

Then, I got to thinking about Mason jars. Why? Because a friend of mine, Steve, was drinking an iced coffee from a Mason jar and I thought it was so cool. Mason jars are hip!

What if you pre-made your iced coffee treat so you never go to Starbucks again? How hard could that be?

I got out my Mason jar and started brewing. I used unsweetened almond milk for the "milk" portion of the drink because it doesn't spoil like cow's milk and I wanted to make a bunch of these.

All you do is brew your favorite coffee (decaf, hazelnut, etc.), pour it into the jar. Mix in the almond milk and chocolate syrup and store in the refrigerator with the lid. When you are ready to have your treat - dump in some ice cubes and head for your verandah, porch, or couch.

(I love the word "verandah".)

Isn't that amazing? Save money, the environment (reusable cup), and calories in one swoop and it is super yummy.

Do you love coffee in the summer? How do you drink it?

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Iced Mocha Recipe

(makes one)

1/2 cup coffee (of your choice)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup (such as Hershey's)

Mix coffee, almond milk, and syrup in jar. Store, covered, in fridge until ready to drink. Add lots of ice cubes and enjoy!

For one mason jar = 74 calories, 1.7 g fat, 13.2 g carbohydrates, 9.3 g sugar, 1.0 g protein, 1.0 g fiber, 106 mg sodium, 3 SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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Living in Southern California I drink iced coffee treats all year round. Definitely a budget saver to make them yourself...

on June 29, 2016

I love iced coffee (& I too live in Massachusettts). I can't wait to try this-the mason jars are a perfect way to chill & portion

on June 29, 2016

I brew a cup of coffee, add some half & half and then a scoop of chocolate protein powder (I use Unjury because it's high quality and tastes good enough to make chocolate milk with). This is my breakfast every day, and then in the afternoon, I repeat, except I pour over ice! High protein, low sugar mocha!

on June 29, 2016

Recently I've discovered Premiere Protein liquid...I've NEVER liked one of these liquid supplements before now...this one is great...mix with a bit of ice and a squirt or two of the concentrate coffee flavor (I've been using Mocha or Caramel Macchiato)...easy and delicious. 30 grams of protein helps me past the cravings and allows me to have something 'chocolate' without all the sugar. Only 1 gm sugar per serving. With or without the blender it's faboo!

on June 29, 2016

I also make mocha ice cubes so my drink doesn't get watered down as it melts. I just take some of my and freeze it to have on hand.

on June 29, 2016

I drink iced coffee every day! I pour hot decaf over a large cup of ice (20 oz.)I add a tablespoon of sugar free flavored coffee creamer and it is only 15 calories!

on June 29, 2016

How do you make that coffee shake you mentioned?

on June 29, 2016

@Andrea - here is the link:
Thanks for your question!

on June 29, 2016

DaVinci makes sugar free syrups of all kinds and have recipes on their site.They will ship their products and ours have arrived in just a few days.
We make our mocha lattes from sugar free caramel syrup, coffee and real 1/2 and 1/2 or cream. We have full fat products every day and have lost weight.
"Expect weight gain on a low fat, high refined grain diet. Saturated fats such as butter, lard, coconut oil have a strong influence on metabolism! These fats help to release insulin. Fat keeps you full longer. Fats are satisfying and satiating. When you avoid fat, you are hungry more frequently. Contrary to what you might think, humans are not designed to snack frequently. However, consuming a high fructose/refined grain and low-fat diet makes you more hungry so you tend to reach for more snacks. You consume more calories just to feel satisfied. Any meal or snack high in carbohydrates like fructose and refined grains generates a rapid rise in blood glucose and then insulin to compensate for the rise in blood sugar. The insulin released from eating too many carbohydrates promotes fat and makes it more difficult for your body to shed excess weight, and excess fat, particularly around your belly. - See more at:

on June 29, 2016

Sounds really, really yummy!!! Great idea to freeze mocha ice cubes Maureen!! I also
LOVE the word "veranda"!!! Makes a porch soon much more elegant!

on June 29, 2016

Great idea but Hershey's chocolate syrup is nothing but high fructose corn syrup. DaVinci makes one with cane sugar. Best make your own syrup or try to mix cocoa powder into the hot coffee first.

on June 29, 2016

I love the "grab and go" aspect of this recipe. And the almond milk tip. Thanks, Lisa. It's hot at my house, too!!!!

on June 29, 2016

I drink protein shakes for breakfast a lot since my lap band surgery. I use k-cups for the coffee and add syrup along with the protein powder. What really makes this drink great is Skinny Mix Mocha. It is very low calories and use it also in brownies to give them a really rich taste (Ina is right!). Jordan's Skinny Mix has other flavors such as Mango, Tiramisu and flavors to make low-calorie alcoholic drinks. The mango is great in iced tea. They can be mailed ordered (they are made locally in Clearwater, FL, but I buy them mostly in Tuesday Morning stores. Ross and others have them as well. Thanks for the recipe; will try making your recipe as I have all the ingredients!!!! Thanks for your website. It is a "jewel!"

on July 1, 2016

Use Walden Farms caramel or chocolate syrup. (ZERO calories)!!!!!!!!!!!!!

on July 2, 2016

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