March 19, 2009

Iced Mocha

Iced Coffee Mocha | Recipe Blog Step by Step

I have only two words. Iced. Mocha. Oh man. I love coffee, but I especially love mochas. Now that I’ve learned how to make them at home… oh man. My waistline is going to be very, very sorry. My tastebuds, on the other hand, are throwing a party and planning a parade in my honor as we speak (type? read??).

I went to my local Starbucks and picked up a 1 lb bag of ground coffee. I brought it home, dumped the whole thing into a large, 1 gallon pitcher and filled it up the rest of the way with hot water from the tap. I gave it a stir for good measure, covered it with a towel and let it sit on the counter overnight for about 12-14 hours. I needed some way to strain it, but all I really had was a tiny little strainer or a big flour sifter. I used the flour sifter. :P So anyway, I strained it into another pitcher of the same size, covered it with a lid, and put it in the fridge.

When I get ready to make the Iced Mocha…

Iced Coffee Mocha | Recipe Blog Step by Step

I put ice in the bottom of a glass…

Iced Coffee Mocha | Recipe Blog Step by Step

Fill it up about 1/4 – 1/3 of the way with the cold coffee… Depending on how much of a coffee flavor you like. I prefer just a hint myself.

Iced Coffee Mocha | Recipe Blog Step by Step

Fill it the rest of the way with milk (2% for me).

Iced Coffee Mocha | Recipe Blog Step by Step

Give a *good* squeeze of chocolate syrup… Maybe 1-2 tablespoons? If you don’t add enough you won’t really be able to taste it.

Iced Coffee Mocha | Recipe Blog Step by Step

If you’re feeling naughty, go on and add a little sugar too. When I’m too lazy to get a big bag of sugar out, I just skip this step and it’s still good. :D

Iced Coffee Mocha | Recipe Blog Step by Step

Now give it a good stir. And if you’re feeling really, REALLY naughty… Top it with some whipped creme and more chocolate. :D :D :D

Iced Coffee Mocha | Recipe Blog Step by Step

If I could only drink one thing for the rest of my life- this would be it. :D

Sorry about the spilled milk. I really think I need to go make another one and redo this photoshoot. What do ya’ll think? ;)

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Brittany March 19, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Thank you so much!!! I’m very excited to try out the new kit!!! :-)


Kelly March 19, 2009 at 6:43 pm

I love the picture with the spilled milk!!! Don’t change it! It’s so realistic!!!


Elizabeth May 22, 2013 at 8:08 am

I was just thinking the same thing! Don’t remove the spilled milk picture.

snarflemarfle March 19, 2009 at 6:47 pm

No need to “clean up” the last picture. In fact, I didn’t even notice the milk drips until you pointed it out. And I’m with Kelly…it looks like a real person made it.

Oh, and I’ll have to remember this next time I have some cold brewed coffee sitting around…which is most mornings!


Happy Daisy AZ March 19, 2009 at 7:02 pm

Wow – sounds yummy and looks good too! Thanks for sharing your recipe. :)


Kay March 19, 2009 at 7:27 pm

I cannot believe I’ve won the March Kit. I am sooooo happy, thank you so much.

Oh, and thank you for all the lovely fonts that you share with us too.


Becky S March 19, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Yay!!!!!! Thanks :)

I don’t even drink coffee and that looks delicious.


Candice S. March 19, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Congrats to the winners, how awesome is that!!!!!

Also, OMG….that drink looks like it’s TO DIE FOR!! Did you really make that and take all the photos?? Or did you grab the pics elsewhere… If you took them, beautiful job! wowzers!



Megan March 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Yummy! But I like mine from Dairy Queen and they add ice cream! Talk about a delicious treat! But I limit myself. Only a few a year… it’s a good thing I don’t work at the mall, down the hall from the DQ anymore… I’d be super fat!


Mary Yannotti March 19, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Makes me want to run out to stabucks and copy you.what a way to injoy ones self after a day with my grand kids and our dogs. you rock girl


Pam March 19, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Ohhhh, I want one, yummy!


Lori@Not Always Charming March 19, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Skip the milk and throw in vanilla ice cream…your waistline will give you a National Holiday! Parades are so 1980! LOLOLOL


Deanna March 19, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Yum!! I’m going to make one tomorrow. I would try DaVinci’s Gourmet syrups to add different flavors and sweetness. They sell them at Walmart and even come sugar free. :D


Carrie July 25, 2014 at 10:20 pm

I’ve actually purchased DaVinci sugar free at Winner’s and Marshall’s (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

Joy March 19, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Oh my gosh… what a great way to make them… I cant wait to try it. Thank you for sharing.


Michelle March 19, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Amanda….you bring a smile to my face!
Thanks for your posts!!


Ashley March 19, 2009 at 11:32 pm

I can hardly wait to try the iced mocha recipe of yours. You are so much fun, I always look forward to reading your posts. Thank you so much for sharing. Ashley


Janice March 20, 2009 at 1:38 am

ooooh, this sounds yummy! And it sounds easy too, keep those recipes coming (especially if it involves


Renae Reis March 20, 2009 at 5:43 am

Sounds yummo!! I can’t wait to try it! I’m a huge fan of premaking my coffee and keeping it chilled for such things. Thanks!


jen@ourdailybigtop March 20, 2009 at 6:02 am

YUM! My favorite summer drink next to the margarita :)


Michelle@Everyday Celebrating March 20, 2009 at 7:00 am

Good grief! That made my morning to see that!

Hey, I blogged about your free font today!

Thanks so much for the service you provide! Very cool!


Jodie Smith March 20, 2009 at 8:59 am

OMG!!! You are the best for listing this recipe! I love, love, love Iced Mocha’s….thank you so much..I can hardly wait to try it!!


Patti March 20, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Amanda, you rock! I’ve tried to make this before but I just used the coffee that my husband brewed, this is much more concentrated. Just made a small, quick batch and it’s perfect!


Michelle March 20, 2009 at 8:54 pm

I love spiced mocha’s. AKA- Mexican Mocha’s. I’m not sure what the spice blend is but they are to die for…. I’m going to have to try it iced.


Miki March 21, 2009 at 9:38 pm

I originally signed up for the free fonts, intending to cancel. However, your charming newsletters, scrapbooks, recipes and zest for life have me hooked! Now, a fabulous coffee drink for peas? You’ve outdone yourself. Thanks!


Gail Evans & Henry March 22, 2009 at 8:26 pm

You are the greatest in every thing you go at Love all you do and say. Things just come togather for you even the spilled milk made me want to go do a batch of moco coffice…
Thank you,
Henry & Gail and all on Happy Hill Kennel.
Keep them coming.


Malea March 23, 2009 at 7:22 am

I LOVE these! I’ve also tried making them with Starbucks Double Shots… a little pricier than brewing your own coffee, but a heck of a lot more convenient if you don’t have any cold brewed coffee around when you want one. :)


Lisa in WA March 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Loved my first visit to your site today!!


Ann March 27, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Those drops of milk really spoiled it for me. I think you better make another one and take new photos!

Love the kit. Thanks so much!


Andrea April 12, 2009 at 7:12 pm

You should really put this in your recipe section! I had to use the search in google to figure out with of the cooking websites had this and I found it on yours :) Anyway, thank you!!!!! :)


Pati April 27, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Wow! I just found your site the other day, and I don’t remember how I got here but I’m having fun! This looked so yummy I had to make it just now, using some of my husband’s coffee leftover from this morning’s brew. I don’t drink coffee but I love this, just a hint of coffee in my Chocolate Milk, yum : ) Thanks for sharing this. Now I think I’m ready to dig into your other techy posts on fonts…. : )


Penny June 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm

How long will the coffee stay good in the frig? I think it would go bad before I had time to drink an entire gallon. Just wondering. Other than that, these look delicious!


Trish July 28, 2009 at 12:11 pm

I fell in love with McDonald’s McCafe iced mocha. Problem is, the nearest is 15 miles away and too expensive. I found your recipe and tried it today….MAH-VELOUS!!!! I did cheat and use instant decaf…cuz the doctor says to lay off the caffeine. It’s just as good as McDonalds and a tenth of the cost. I thank you, my taste buds thank you, and my waistline will suffer.


pam September 5, 2009 at 8:39 am

I just Googled iced mocha recipes and found your blog. I like the way you “brewed” the coffee. I can’t wait to try it.


Nathan Semans November 18, 2009 at 5:36 pm

I haven’t yet perfected the art of making my iced coffee blends. For now I buy those monster coffee drinks everyday or sometimes splurge and get one from dunkin donuts. OH they so GOOD! This drink is absolutely my favorite drink. Although I’ve packed on some pounds,I’m wide awake. My wife hates the obsession because it’s so costly. I would recommend anyone to make their own so you don’t have to pay those rediculous prices. Glad to see someone that knows what a good thing is.


Sheena February 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm

I, too, am addicted to coffee drinks. I do not like hot coffee. Well, I started out with a Starbucks addiction, and then realized that McDonald’s Iced Mocha’s were delicious in a different way. Oh, the chocolate. On a local news special, it was announced that McDonald’s McCafe drinks include an ingredient used in hospital laxatives, and some other terrible additives. I was not sure if this was true, but somehow, it made the Mocha much less appealling to me, and I decided to find a recipe to make them at home. I am very excited to try this recipe, and was wondering how you got the idea for the coffee mixture. I thought I was going to have to buy an espresso maker, but this sounds great. Thanks for the tip!


Sheena February 15, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Followup: This recipe is fantastic. My best tip is Smucker’s Sundae Syrup for the chocolate (it shows a picture of coffee on the back). No more drive thru coffee for me.


celia July 8, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Oh boy… thank you so much for this. My waistline will be sorry too… but so worth it!!


Cindy July 3, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Just made these and they are delicious!!!! We love the McDonalds iced mochas and these are every bit as good and less expensive per drink!! Hit the spot today as the temps soar above 100!!!!


Lynn Perry October 9, 2012 at 3:14 am

Girl, you r awesome! Glad to finally find a good , easy recipe for the mochas!! Gonna try it tomorrow, but I am gonna blend it n c how it comes out!


Jaimie D. January 22, 2013 at 8:48 am

Love this recipe, i’ve tried a bunch of other ones that just didn’t turn out right. The only thing I did differently was I bought the iced coffee single packets instead of the regular coffee grounds so you get to skip the overnight thing. Thanks for the awesome recipe!


Teri May 22, 2013 at 7:41 am

It looked yummy in the picture but after you detailed it it really makes me want to go out and get the ingredients and make it, definitely a try :-)


Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) May 22, 2013 at 10:05 am

Looove a good iced coffee this time of year! Have you ever tried making it with ice cubes made from leftover coffee? It’s great that way!


Bob August 29, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Absolutely wonderful!!!


toni September 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Very nice thank u so much


(((((HUGS))))) sandi October 11, 2013 at 4:40 pm

OH! This recipe has changed! I’m sure it’s awesome, but I wish I had written down the old one, too!


(((((HUGS))))) sandi October 11, 2013 at 4:42 pm

~Hoping to take it to a brunch tomorrow, as I did last time.~

Brandy March 31, 2014 at 7:06 pm

I do something very similar, only I use either whipping cream or half and half instead of milk (depending on how naughty I am feeling.) :)


Amanda March 31, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Ooh, that is very naughty, Brandy!! I like it!! :)

Jennifer @Making Our Life Matter May 18, 2014 at 12:02 pm

I love iced mocha!! Wish I could figure out how to make white mocha.


Jenny July 22, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Can you use almond milk? And is an iced mocha similar to the frappe at McDonald’s? I don’t like coffee and that had such a slight coffee taste it didn’t bother me.


Amanda July 22, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Yes and Yes!!! I think you would love this. The good part is you can add as much or as little coffee as you want! :) Enjoy!! :)

Julianne July 25, 2014 at 12:34 am

This looks great. And I love that it is so simple. Thanks for the recipe.. I freeze a tray of coffee to make coffee ice cubes, so they don’t dilute the iced coffee.. (I make a venti size and drink them slow) :)


Lea August 4, 2014 at 10:26 pm

I have been looking for a good recipe for iced coffee and yours looks delicious. This will be the first thing I try in the morning. Can’t wait. Thanks for the recipe and will let you know how delish it is.


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