If you love white mochas and white hot chocolates but don’t love paying coffee shop prices, you’re going to flip for my homemade White Chocolate Syrup! This simple 3-ingredient recipe is a near-perfect copycat of Starbucks white mocha sauce — so you can whip up all your favorite drinks at home for a fraction of the price. 😉💰
Indulge in the velvety embrace of my homemade white chocolate mocha syrup, a lusciously creamy concoction that will transform your everyday cuppa Joe into a luxurious affair. With just three simple ingredients and a mere 10 minutes of your time, you can unlock a world of flavor that has previously been limited to fancy coffee shops.
If the idea of a creamy white chocolate elixir cascading into your favorite brew is enough to make your mouth water, you've come to the right place. This divine copycat Starbucks white mocha syrup is the versatile companion you need to make all your beverage desires come true.
Whether you're craving a hot white mocha on a chilly morning, the refreshing coolness of an iced white mocha as a midday summer pick-me-up, or the frosty brain-freeze of a homemade white chocolate frappé, this white mocha sauce is where it's at.
So, if you don't wanna settle for ordinary coffee, I see you and challenge you to elevate your coffee game with my homemade Starbucks white chocolate mocha syrup. A mere three ingredients and ten minutes of your time are all that stand between you and a world of indulgent coffee satisfaction!
- What is white mocha syrup?
- What does it taste like?
- Why You’ll Love This White Chocolate Coffee Syrup Recipe
- Ingredients Needed
- How To Make Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha Sauce
- Optional Variations & Dietary Adjustments
- Serving Suggestions
- Recipe Success Tips
- White Mocha Syrup Nutrition
- Other Sauce & Syrup Recipes
- Homemade White Chocolate Syrup
What is white mocha syrup?
This homemade white mocha syrup is a secret potion that takes regular coffee and turns it into a delightful, creamy, dang near magical concoction. It's basically a sweet coffee syrup made with white chocolate, milk, and sweetened condensed milk that adds a little extra oomph to your java. In other words, its a sugary hug for your tastebuds!
What does it taste like?
Imagine a flavor so enchanting, that it's like sipping on a unicorn's dream. 🦄 This white chocolate mocha sauce starts with the creamy, velvety notes of white chocolate, dancing on your tongue like a graceful cocoa butter ballerina. 🩰
Then, there's the milk—it adds a smoothness that makes you want to dive headfirst into a reading nook with your favorite drink and a stellar book and never come out. And let's not forget about the secret ingredient—evaporated milk! It brings rich, caramelized depth to the syrup, like a mischievous pixie adding a sprinkle of magic dust. ✨
When these three ingredients come together, it creates a fantastical fusion of sweetly balanced flavors that, when mixed with your favorite drinks, will leave you grinning like the Cheshire Cat. White chocolate mocha syrup: it’s creamy, it's dreamy, and it's just begging to be added to your next latte!
Why You’ll Love This White Chocolate Coffee Syrup Recipe
If you’re looking for an express ticket to Flavortown, learning how to make white chocolate sauce Starbucks-style is your travel agent. Aside from adding rich, indulgent, white chocolatey goodness to everything it touches, this homemade mocha sauce is also:
- Quick & Easy - All you need is 1 pan and about 10 minutes of active prep time.
- Made With Only 3 Ingredients - Chances are, you already have at least 2 on hand!
- Make-Ahead-Friendly - Keep a squeeze bottle of this delightful elixir in the fridge for up to a week so you can easily scratch that sweet tooth itch whenever it strikes!
- Versatile - Whether you use this white chocolate sauce for coffee drinks, hot chocolates, or milkshakes, or even drizzle it on your favorite breakfast foods like pancakes, waffles, or oatmeal, one thing is certain: your day is about to get a whole lot tastier.
As promised, you only need a handful of ingredients to make this white chocolate mocha syrup Starbucks copycat recipe:
- White Chocolate Chips - Make sure you’re getting real white chocolate, not white candy melts.
- Whole Milk - Using full-fat milk helps achieve the perfect syrupy consistency.
- Evaporated Milk - At its core, evaporated milk is a concentrated form of milk where about 60% of the water content has been removed, leaving behind a creamier, richer, and slightly caramelized liquid. This canned staple isn’t just for making pumpkin pie or ice cream. It’s also excellent for adding serious depth of flavor to this yummy white chocolate coffee syrup!
Can’t find an ingredient? Not to worry. Here are some easy swaps you can make:
- White Chocolate Chips - If you can’t find white chocolate chips, you can easily swap in white chocolate bars chopped into tiny pieces. You’re also welcome to make a regular chocolate mocha sauce by using semi-sweet or dark chocolate instead.
- Whole Milk - If dairy is a no-no, try using a creamy plant-based alternative like full-fat coconut, soy, or oat milk instead.
- Evaporated Milk - You’re welcome to use vegan evaporated milk if you like. You can also make your own evaporated milk if you prefer.
How To Make Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha Sauce
This Starbucks-style white chocolate syrup comes together in a flash. Here’s how:
Step 1: Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat on medium-low.
Step 2: Whisk frequently until the white chocolate is melted. Remove from heat.
Step 3: Cool & Store. Allow to cool at room temperature for 10 minutes, then transfer to a mason jar or other airtight container and refrigerate for up to 7 days.
Optional Variations & Dietary Adjustments
As much as I love this white mocha sauce just the way it’s written, there are plenty of ways for you to customize it to your liking. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Vegan/Dairy-Free - Make sure you use vegan-friendly white chocolate (e.g. Enjoy Life or Pascha), then swap in a creamy, full-fat plant-based milk and the vegan evaporated milk of your choice.
- Add Extra Flavor - There are tons of flavors that pair well with white chocolate, so the world is kind of your oyster here. Add a splash of flavor extract like peppermint, raspberry, or almond for an added layer of yum.
- Black & White Mocha Sauce - If you like to order your grande with 2 pumps of white chocolate sauce and 2 pumps of regular mocha sauce, split the difference by using a 50/50 split of regular chocolate chips and white chocolate chips.
Aside from making iced or hot white mochas, this homemade white chocolate syrup is also great for any recipe that could use a little creamy goodness. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Frothy Frappe Fun: Blend the white chocolate mocha sauce with ice, milk, and a shot of espresso to create a refreshing white chocolate frappuccino. Top it off with whipped cream and a reusable straw for an Insta-perfect treat.
- Decadent Dessert Drizzle: Try drizzling the sauce over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, or even a slice of cheesecake for an added level of indulgence!
- Fancy White Mocha Martini: Shake up your cocktail game by adding a touch of white chocolate mocha sauce to a martini. Combine vodka, coffee liqueur, a splash of milk, and a drizzle of the sauce in a shaker with ice. Strain it into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with a chocolate-covered espresso bean. Cheers to a divine, dessert-inspired libation!
- White Chocolate Milkshake: Create a milkshake extravaganza by blending vanilla ice cream, milk, and a generous dollop of the white chocolate mocha sauce. Top it with whipped cream, a juicy cherry, and a playful garnish like a wafer cookie or a colorful straw.
- Heavenly Hot Chocolate: Transform your ordinary hot chocolate into a luxurious white chocolate delight. Stir the white chocolate mocha sauce into steaming hot milk until it dissolves and becomes beautifully creamy. Add marshmallows and perhaps a sprinkle of crushed candy canes for a festive twist.
- Ah-ah-ah-ahhhhh, Dip It, Dip It REAL Good: Set up a dipping station with your white chocolate sauce alongside bite-sized treats like strawberries, marshmallows, or biscotti. Who can resist the temptation of dipping goodies into that creamy, dreamy sauce? Not this gal!
Recipe Success Tips
- Don’t Get Too Hot. White chocolate and milk are both prone to scorching, so keep the temp around medium-low and make sure to whisk or stir constantly as the chocolate melts. Remove it from heat promptly!
- Waste Not, Want Not. Use the rest of your evaporated milk as an alternative to half-n-half in your normal drip coffee, or add it to everything from soups and pasta sauces to custards and puddings.
- Invest In Smarter Mason Jar Lids. While traditional mason jar lids are great for canning, they’re NOT excellent if you only want to use a little bit of something at a time. Consider grabbing a lid with a closeable pour spout to keep sticky messes to a minimum.
I can’t speak to all recipes, but this particular Starbucks copycat recipe can either be made with or without dairy. If you’re vegan, simply swap in plant-based milk alternatives and choose white chocolate that is vegan-friendly!
Yep! You’ll want to keep it in the fridge to prevent spoilage. It should last for up to a week if stored properly.
I recommend adding it to the mug or cup before adding in freshly brewed coffee. Once the coffee is in there, stir until the syrup dissolves. For more detail, check out my white chocolate mocha or iced white mocha recipe posts.
White Mocha Syrup Nutrition
Let’s take a closer look at the nutritional merits of this homemade white chocolate mocha sauce. A 2-tablespoon serving clocks in at just shy of 150 calories and contains around 17 grams of sugar. It's important to note that while this sauce can add a delightful touch to your beverages and desserts, moderation is key due to its relatively high sugar content.
Now, let's compare it to store-bought syrups. Many commercial syrups found on supermarket shelves often contain high-fructose corn syrup, artificial ingredients, and preservatives. These strange additives are typically not great for you. Keeping ingredients as simple, natural, and as whole as possible is the best way to go for you and your health!
In contrast, this homemade white chocolate mocha sauce is made with just real white chocolate, milk, and evaporated milk—simple and recognizable ingredients without any artificial additives or preservatives.
So, while this homemade white mocha sauce is definitely a treat, it is a healthier alternative to some store-bought options. Just remember to enjoy it in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
Total nutritional content per serving is:
- Calories: 147 calories
- Total Fat: 8 grams
- Protein: 3 grams
- Sodium: 72 mg
- Carbohydrates: 17 grams
- Sugar: 17 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 Sauce & Syrup Recipes
Homemade White Chocolate Syrup
- 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips
- ½ cup whole milk
- 2 tablespoon evaporated milk
- Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat on medium-low.
- Whisk frequently until the white chocolate is melted.
- Allow to cool at room temperature for 10 minutes, then transfer to a mason jar or other airtight container and refrigerate for up to 7 days.