Chocolate Addict: The Homemade Mocha

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For the longest time, I thought there was this special magic to Starbucks drinks. Like there was something VERY specific they did to create a peppermint mocha that I could never do at home. Little did I know, it’s actually quite easy. So of course, today I’m sharing my go to

mocha coffee recipe with you. Peppermint optional.

The thing you have to know about any

mocha coffee recipe is that QUALITY is queen. Just like chocolate or wine, there’s just something extra lush about a well sourced ingredient. So if you find that maybe your version of a mocha at home isn’t as tasty, start with where you’re sourcing your hot chocolate powder.

My personal fave is NibMor when I’m making this for friends. They have a traditional hot chocolate or a peppermint hot chocolate. If you’re in the mood to nourish your hormones a bit, I am constantly, then I’d recommend Pukka’s Cacao Maca Majestic Latte* with an added bit of maple syrup or stevia for sweetness.

If you don’t have a blender or maybe just want to be able to whip this up quickly with your classic coffee at work, then a hand frother will do just fine. Or you could opt for something a bit larger to get all the foam like this one.

All in all, I’m a bit obsessed with this mocha coffee recipe. It’s super easy to adjust if you’re looking for something sweeter. Plus, you get all the benefits of your classic Starbucks drink without loads of sugar or the extra cost.

Mocha Latte

Super easy homemade mocha.

Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Latte


  • 3/4 cup freshly brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup almond or non-dairy milk
  • 2 tbsp hot chocolate powder
  • 2 tbsp non-dairy whipped cream


  1. Add coffee, almond milk and hot chocolate powder to blender.
  2. Blend until combined.
  3. Pour into coffee mug and top with whipped cream.
  4. Enjoy!

Depending on the size of your mug, you may want to change the amount of coffee used. I typically base my coffee amount by pouring it into my mug first so I don’t overrun it. Then I add it to the blend and mix everything up.

Do you have a favorite coffee drink that you’ve perfected at home? Is there one you’d like to see here? Leave a note below and let me know.

Stay warm friends!



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