If you love white chocolate and coffee but want to keep things frosty for summer, give my Iced White Mocha a try. Using just cold brew coffee, homemade white chocolate syrup, and the milk of your choice, this 3-ingredient, better-than-Starbucks iced white mocha recipe is a snap to make at home!
Now that hot weather has descended on us, I'm all about that over-ice lifestyle! From my frosty caramel iced coffee and homemade brown sugar shaken espresso to my chocolate cream cold brew and iced matcha latte, there are tons of ways to caffeinate while keeping your cool.
If you've been looking to shake up your coffee routine, Coffee Copycat is definitely the right place. Today we're diving into an episode of "Iced White Mocha: Starbucks Edition." 📺 Say "goodbye!" to long lines and obscene upcharges, and an enthusiastic "hello!" to your new go-to recipe for a homemade iced white chocolate mocha!
With just 3 simple ingredients and a mere 5 minutes of your precious time, you can whip up a straight-up slurp-worthy mocha masterpiece. This delectable libation is certain to satisfy your sweet cravings, give you some pep in your step, and ALSO save you time and money. Huzzah!
- What is an iced white mocha?
- What does it taste like?
- Why You’ll Love This Iced White Mocha Recipe
- Ingredients Needed
- How To Make An Iced White Mocha Latte
- Optional Variations & Dietary Adjustments
- Serving Suggestions
- Recipe Success Tips
- Iced White Mocha Nutrition
- Other Starbucks Copycat Recipes
- Iced White Chocolate Mocha (Starbucks Copycat)
What is an iced white mocha?
Aside from being a frosty glass filled with pure bliss, this delectable drink is a happy marriage of bold cold brew, your choice of milk, and my homemade white chocolate mocha sauce. It's like a fancy coffee cocktail, but without the alcohol (though you can totally add a splash of your favorite spirit if you're feeling extra adventurous). 😎
What does it taste like?
This iced white mocha Starbucks copycat is a gee-dang beacon of creamy, frosty hope for Moms everywhere. The espresso gives it that delightful coffee kick we all love (because where would we be without caffeine?!?), while the milk adds a velvety smoothness that coats your tongue like an Hermes silk scarf.
As if that weren't enough to love, there's still the star of the show—my homemade white chocolate mocha sauce! It gives your iced coffee a sweet, dreamy embrace that takes this drink to a whole new level of deliciousness. The white chocolate adds a rich, decadent flavor that's the liquid equivalent of a refreshing cool breeze on a hot summer day.
Fair warning: when you take your first sip, you might find yourself grinning ear-to-ear like a mischievous toddler that found her way to the cookie jar. It's sweet, it's creamy, and it's downright addictive.
Why You’ll Love This Iced White Mocha Recipe
Now that you know a little bit more about what this fabulous concoction entails, you may be wondering, “Why should I make this iced white mocha recipe?” As it so happens, my Starbucks-inspired recipe is:
- Quick & Easy - You don’t need any fancy equipment here. Just pour, stir, and sip! The whole process takes just 5 minutes, tops.
- Totally Customizable - Hate that you can’t get a vegan iced white mocha Starbucks drink? Don’t fret. You can easily make your homemade version totally plant-based. While you’re at it, feel free to add extra flavor by way of extracts, make it decaf, and/or make any other adjustments you like — all without paying dumb upcharges.
- Budget-Friendly - I implore you: STOP PAYING $5+ FOR A SINGLE (NON-ALCOHOLIC) DRINK! Making your own icy white mocha at home is so simple and will save you tons of money.
- Cool & Refreshing - If Leon the Snowman were a drink, he’d be this silky little number. ☃️
So, if you're ready to taste the magic, grab your shades, put on your favorite summer playlist, and treat yourself to my iced white chocolate mocha: Starbucks-style. Cheers to cool sips and happy wallets!
As promised, you only need a handful of ingredients to make this iced white chocolate mocha Starbucks recipe. Here’s what to grab:
- Cold Brew Coffee - Feel free to use store-bought or brew your own to save even more cash.
- Milk of Choice - I used 2% milk, which I think adds the perfect amount of creamy richness without feeling too heavy.
- White Mocha Sauce - My homemade recipe uses just 3 ingredients and takes just 10 minutes to whip up, plus it’ll last in the fridge for a whole week!
- Whipped Cream - Optional, but definitely encouraged if you want that fancy coffee shop vibe.
Need to make some swaps? No problem! Here’s a list of easy substitutions you can make:
- Cold Brew Coffee - Feel free to use regular brewed coffee or espresso that you’ve chilled overnight or using a Hyperchiller.
- Milk of Choice - You can use any dairy or plant-based milk you like. Heck, you can even make a Black & White iced mocha by using your favorite chocolate-flavored milk as the base!
- White Mocha Sauce - If you don’t have any on hand, the closest common substitute I can think of is sweetened condensed milk. While it won’t have true white chocolate, the milky sweet vanilla flavors are a close-enough swap in a pinch.
- Whipped Cream - Feel free to omit this. You can also use a scoop of frozen whipped topping or even a little ice cream if you like!
How To Make An Iced White Mocha Latte
This iced white mocha recipe comes together with just a few simple steps:
Step 1: Pour coffee over ice in a tall glass.
Step 2: Make white chocolate milk. In a small jar or container, stir together the milk and white chocolate sauce.
Step 3: Combine. Pour the white chocolate milk into the coffee, then stir to combine.
Step 4: Garnish & Serve. Top with whipped cream and more white mocha sauce if desired!
Optional Variations & Dietary Adjustments
For as much as I like this iced white mocha Starbucks recipe, I want YOU to like it just as much. As such, feel free to customize it any way you like! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Vegan/Dairy-Free - Swap in your favorite plant-based milk and follow my instructions to make your own vegan white mocha syrup to keep this chilly treat totally dairy-free.
- Skinny Iced White Mocha - Use skim or low-fat milk (or the low-cal plant milk of your choice) and omit the whipped cream.
- Hot White Mocha - Want all the white chocolate goodness, but in cozy form? I’ve got a recipe for that! 😉
- Extra Flavors - Add ⅛ teaspoon of peppermint, raspberry, or almond extract for an added boost of yumminess.
- White Mocha Milkshake - Toss the coffee, white mocha sauce, milk, and ice in a blender with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Blitz until it’s ready for slurping!
While there’s definitely no wrong way to serve these icy white mochas, there are definitely lots of brilliant ways! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Brunch Bonanza: Whip up a fabulous brunch spread complete with fluffy pancakes, crispy bacon, and a refreshing pitcher of these Starbucks iced white mochas. Your guests will be delighted by the combination of the rich, creamy drink next to the savory brunch fare.
- Study Break Treat: Surprise your hardworking friends (or teens!) during a study session with a round of frosty white mochas. It's the perfect pick-me-up to keep the motivation high and the creativity flowing. Plus, it's a delicious reward for all those late-night cram sessions.
- Afternoon Delight: Beat the afternoon slump by treating yourself to a midday indulgence. Pour your iced white chocolate mocha into a fancy glass, garnish it with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a dollop of whipped cream, and enjoy it with a small plate of chocolate-covered strawberries for a luxurious and energizing treat to keep you going.
- Movie Night Magic: Bring the movie theater experience home by serving a decaf iced white mocha in a tall glass with a handful of popcorn on the side. The creamy sweetness pairs beautifully with the salty, buttery goodness of popcorn. It's a match made in snacking heaven!
Recipe Success Tips
- Start with cold everything. To ensure your iced mocha deliciousness is extra frosty and cold, start by grabbing everything from the fridge. Bonus points if you keep a few pint glasses in the freezer!
- Tinker till it’s right. The way things taste is a totally subjective experience. Feel free to adjust the ratio of milk, coffee, and syrup until you get a Goldilocks-approved coffee. Then, let me know what you did in the comments below so I can cheer your brilliance on!
- Consider using coffee ice cubes to prevent your drink from getting too diluted.
When you make my recipe, you can use either! I prefer using cold brewed coffee (which you can also make using espresso beans in high concentration), but freshly brewed espresso would also be lovely! I just find that it melts the ice and raises the temperature of the drink a bit faster than using cold brew, which is why I prefer the latter. You are also welcome to use regular hot coffee that you’ve chilled.
Yep! While I can’t speak to all the many white mocha syrups out there, my homemade version is celiac-friendly.
Iced White Mocha Nutrition
Here's what you need to know:
For one serving of this refreshingly delightful iced white mocha drink, you can expect about 370 calories per serving. It's important to keep in mind that this includes all the deliciousness of the espresso, 2% milk, and the homemade white chocolate mocha sauce.
You'll also get the benefit of 9 grams of protein, which is awesome! Protein helps keep you feeling satisfied and energized, and 9 grams is nothing to sneeze at.
With approximately 18 grams of fat per serving, you just know this homemade iced white mocha is gonna be dreamy! Remember, not all fats are created equal — try to stick to milk choices that are low in saturated fats (like the 2% I used in the recipe below) to balance out the indulgent syrup.
In this celebratory drink, you'll find around 39 grams of sugar per serving. Ah, the sweet stuff! While the sweetness is part of what makes this beverage so delightful, it's important to enjoy it in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
If you still need a little extra java after your first of the day, consider switching to a sugarless option. (Need ideas? I have brainstormed over 20 ways to sweeten your cold brew!) If you're keeping an eye on your sugar intake, you can always modify the recipe by adjusting the amount of white chocolate syrup you use or opting for lower-sugar alternatives.
Now, let's put these numbers into perspective. My Starbucks Copycat Iced White Mocha is a treat, and treats are meant to be enjoyed! It's a treat that I absolutely think is worth the calories once in a while. Just remember to savor it as part of an overall healthy diet and lifestyle.
Total nutritional content per serving is:
- Calories: 370 calories
- Total Fat: 18 grams
- Protein: 9 grams
- Sodium: 212 mg
- Carbohydrates: 43 grams
- Sugar: 39 grams
*This nutritional information is an estimate and calculated based on the ingredients used to create the recipe. The nutritional value of your ingredients may differ slightly. Furthermore, this food is not intended to prevent, diagnose, cure, or treat any disease.
Other Starbucks Copycat Recipes
Iced White Chocolate Mocha (Starbucks Copycat)
- Add ice to a tall glass, then pour your coffee over the ice.
- In a small jar or container, stir together the milk and white chocolate sauce.
- Pour the white chocolate milk into the coffee, then stir.
- Top with whipped cream and more white mocha sauce if desired!