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How to Make Iced Mocha Latte

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How to Make Iced Mocha Latte

Learn how to make the best Iced Mocha Latte at home with cocoa powder, vanilla, and your favorite cold brew!

How to Make Iced Mocha Latte

I love to start my day with a cold 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 a chilled mocha drink, you’re going to go crazy for this sweet, caffeinated iced latte. It’s made with dairy-free milk and has a gentle spice from cinnamon.  When you make this drink at home, you can control the sweetness and flavor to make it entirely your own.

How to Make Iced Mocha Latte

Ingredients for the Best Iced Mocha Latte

The key to the best, freshest tasting mocha latte at home is high-quality ingredients. Here’s what you need for a homemade chocolate syrup and the latte:

  • Organic cocoa powder. You can also use cacao powder for a stronger flavor.
  • Cane sugar. I like to use organic sugar for the best quality. 
  • Vanilla extract. This helps balance out the rich chocolate flavor. 
  • Cinnamon adds a warm note
  • Cold-brew. You can make your own or use store-bought cold brew. 
  • Oat milk. You can use any plant-based milk you like, or store-bought. 

How to Make Iced Mocha Latte

Topping Ideas

Turn this latte into a treat with some decadent coffee shop toppings like:

  • Coconut whipped cream 
  • Chocolate shavings
  • More chocolate sauce

Storage

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. 

How to Make Iced Mocha Latte

What Kind of Plant-Based Milk is Best for Lattes?

This recipe will work with any plant-based milk you love. And making your own is easier than you think! Here are a few recipes to get you started:

More Homemade Latte Recipes

How to Make Iced Mocha Latte

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How to Make Iced Mocha Latte

How to Make Iced Mocha Latte

5 from 6 votes
Make the best frothy and sweet iced mocha latte with cold brew, real vanilla and cocoa right at home, no need to go to the coffee shop.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

Ingredients

HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE SYRUP:

  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 3/4 cup organic cocoa powder (You can also use cacao powder)
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt

LATTE:

  • 1/2 cup cold brew
  • 1 1/2 cups Oat milk, homemade or store-bought (You can use your favorite plant-based milk; See Notes!)
  • 3 Tbsps chocolate syrup, homemade or store-bought
  • Ice cubes
  • Coconut Whipped cream
  • Chopped chocolate, optional (Ensure that chocolate is dairy-free or vegan)

Instructions

TO MAKE THE CHOCOLATE SYRUP:

  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add together all ingredients (whisking them to combine) and bring to a boil, about 1-2 minutes. Once fully combined and smooth, remove from heat and let cool.

TO MAKE THE LATTE:

  • To serve, fill ice into a 12 or 16-ounce glass and pour in the milk followed by the cold brew, 3 Tbsps of the homemade chocolate syrup, stirring them together until the mixture becomes a brown "chocolatey" color. Top with coconut whipped cream and chopped chocolate, if desired.
  • Sip and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • WHAT PLANT-BASED MILKS ARE GOOD FOR THIS RECIPE? My go-to plant-based brand for oat milk when using store-bought is the Forager Project. However, you can always use your fave or one of the following: Almond, coconut milk, homemade oat milk (froths/foams VERY WELL), homemade cashew milk, flax milk, potato milk, etc.
  • STORAGE (CHOCOLATE SYRUP): Leftover chocolate syrup can be stored in a tightly sealed mason jar for up to two weeks. When ready to use, simply reheat sauce in the microwave for a few seconds.
  • VEGAN OPTION: To ensure that this drink is entirely vegan, be sure to use vegan-friendly ingredients (i.e. chocolate, etc.).

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  1. This was so tasty and refreshing, much better than going to the coffee shop! Thanks for your tips; it was a lot easier to make this than I thought it would be!