Learn how to make the best Dairy-free Iced Mocha Latte at home with cocoa powder, vanilla, and your favorite cold brew! This recipe is for you if you're sick of blowing your budget on your weekly, er, everyday coffee indulgence! You only need basic ingredients and a few good shakes to make a wonderful and significantly less expensive mocha no need to go to the coffee shop! Totally Plant-based & Dairy-free.
I love to start my day with a chilled cold dairy-free coffee. And when I'm craving something a little sweet and decadent, I prefer to make it at home rather than head to Starbucks. If you're with me and love chocolate and coffee then you're going to go crazy for this sweet, Dairy-free Iced Mocha Latte. It's made with plant-based dairy-free milk and has a gentle spice from the cinnamon. When you make this drink at home, you can control the sweetness and flavor to make it entirely your own -- better than any fancy coffee shop if you ask me.
Plus, I've been enjoying making all of my lattes at home, especially my faves from Starbucks like this Iced Vanilla Sweet Cream Latte [Starbucks Copycat], Starbucks Copycat Iced Sugar Cookie Latte, Starbucks Copycat Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso, and Starbucks Copycat Apple Crisp Oatmilk Latte.
Basically, an easy mocha latte consists of milk, coffee, and chocolate, which together adds a richness and velvety-ness that makes for the best sipping experience!
Making your own homemade coconut whipped cream is so easy! You'll need 1 cup of chilled full-fat coconut cream/milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. On high-speed, whip everything using a whisk attached to an electric stand-mixer or hand-mixer until fluffy and stiff peaks are present. NOTE: Ensuring that your bowl is chilled definitely helps things to whip faster.
The key to the best, freshest-tasting mocha latte at home is high-quality ingredients. Here's what you need for homemade chocolate syrup and the latte:
Using hot coffee in this recipe will result in a watered-down beverage that nobody wants, so instead, opt for cold coffee AKA cold brew and serve the mocha over ice. If you're adept at planning ahead, you can save time in the morning by storing some leftover coffee in the fridge the night before.
But here's what you can do if you're in dire need of an iced mocha right now but don't have any cold coffee in the fridge:
Turn this latte into a treat with some decadent coffee shop toppings like:
You can store leftover chocolate syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks. Make more lattes or drizzle it over your favorite dessert like No-Churn Caramel Cone Ice Cream!
To reheat your syrup, simply pop it into the microwave until heated to your desired temperature.
This recipe will work with any plant-based milk you love. And making your own is easier than you think! If you’d like to switch things up with the type of plant-based milk that you use—–that’s totally fine! The world of plant-based milk is constantly expanding. From the classics like coconut milk, cashew milk, soy milk, and almond milk, we now have delicious options like oat milk, and even potato and quinoa milk.
Here, I’ve curated a list of drinkware and mocktail essentials that I use to achieve my favorite drinking experiences, especially with this Dairy-free Iced Mocha Latte. Everything from my fave glassware, cocktail shakers, ice cube trays, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
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