Every coffee lover has their favorite way to drink it. Some like it black and strong, and others prefer a little cream or sugar.

One of the most popular variations is cinnamon mocha, which you can make at home with just a few ingredients!

In this article, I’ll go over everything you need to know about this coffee recipe, so you can start making one at home. Grab a cup of coffee, and let’s get started!

What is a cinnamon mocha?

Cinnamon mocha is a coffee drink that tastes like the holidays. It’s made with steamed milk, espresso, chocolate sauce, cinnamon syrup, and whipped cream.

It’s a sweet, warm holiday drink that’s perfect for cold winter days or cozy nights in. It’s also one of the easiest coffee drinks to make at home!

If you’re already a fan of mochas, then you’ll love how easy it is to whip up a batch in your own kitchen.

Have a look below for the complete list of ingredients needed to make this amazing drink at home:

What ingredients are used in this recipe?

This coffee recipe is made with five ingredients, and they all play a vital role in making this drink into what it is. You can have a look below for all the components:

  • Whole milk
  • Espresso coffee
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Cinnamon syrup
  • Whipped cream
All the ingredients that are used to make a cinnamon mocha at home.

This recipe uses two sweeteners. The chocolate sauce is used for the mocha flavors and the cinnamon syrup for the cinnamon basis.

The combination of the two sweeteners makes this into a unique flavor combination that is both sweet and slightly spicy at the same time; it’s amazing.

Related article: Cinnamon in Coffee: Is It a Flavor Combination Worth Trying?

You can use any milk you prefer for this recipe. I recommend whole milk for the fullest flavor, but you can also use low-fat milk if you have this at hand.

If you prefer using dairy-free milk instead, you’ll make this coffee taste even more different.

Some of my favorite milk alternatives are almond milk, and soy milk, which I think go very well with the other flavors in this coffee.

Do you have a favorite milk alternative you like to use that tastes great in this recipe? Be sure to let me know so that I can give it a try as well!

Down below, you’ll find my recommendation about the best coffee to use, and you’ll also find the recipes for the sweeteners:

Which coffee is best used in this recipe?

You can best use espresso coffee or strong brewed coffee to make this drink a success.

Depending on your strength preference, you can choose to use a single or double espresso for this cinnamon mocha.

A single espresso shot will suffice if you like to drink your daily coffee with a bit of sugar added.

Brewing espresso shots.

Do you prefer your coffee on the stronger side? Then a double espresso shot will be the best for you.

I prefer a double espresso shot for this recipe. Because the chocolate sauce and cinnamon syrup are added, I also like to taste the coffee a bit, which is why a double shot is perfect.

You can make espresso coffee at home using a Moka pot, AeroPress, or an espresso machine.

If you want to learn how to brew coffee at home, you can check out my beginner’s guide to brewing coffee here. I’ll go over every step needed to start brewing coffee at home.

Do you prefer using brewed coffee over espresso? You can also use it for this recipe. If you’d rather use brewed coffee in this recipe, you can use 2 oz (60 ml) as a substitute.

Tip: You can double brew your coffee if you prefer a more robust flavor. You can check out this guide to learn all about double brewing coffee at home.

How to make homemade chocolate sauce

Homemade sauces are delicious and especially this chocolate sauce. You can easily make this sauce in a few minutes, and it uses just three ingredients!

You can make this chocolate sauce using equal parts white granulated sugar, cold tap water, and cocoa powder.

Then, combine it all in a small saucepan, and place it on the stove until the sugar has fully dissolved.

It’ll look like this when it’s ready to go:

Chocolate sauce.

You can make a big batch, so you have enough to make a few of these cinnamon mochas in the coming days.

If you want to get the complete step-by-step recipe, then you can find more information here.

How to make cinnamon syrup at home

Cinnamon syrup is one of my favorite sweeteners because it sweetens coffees in a special way that I can’t replicate with any other sweetener.

Just like the chocolate sauce, this recipe is also easy to make and requires just a few minutes of your time.

I like to have this syrup in my fridge at all times because I also use it for my daily morning coffee. It looks like this when finished:

Cinnamon brown sugar syrup.

If you want to get the full recipe for this cinnamon syrup, be sure to check it out here. I’ll go every step, so you can easily follow along and make this coffee syrup yourself!

Now that you have all the information on the ingredients, it’s time to jump into the recipe, so you can try this delicious cinnamon mocha at home:

Yield: 1 Serving

Cinnamon Mocha

Cinnamon mocha, ready to drink.

Making a cinnamon mocha is easy. This recipe uses two flavors that work great together to make one fantastic drink.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup (0.12 l) of whole milk
  • Two espresso shot (2 oz or 60 grams)
  • 1 tbsp (15 grams) of chocolate sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 grams) of cinnamon syrup
  • A serving of whipped cream


Once you've prepared the chocolate sauce and cinnamon syrup ahead of time, you can make this recipe within a few minutes. Let's get started:

  1. Start brewing two espresso shots. You can use a single espresso shot if you prefer a sweeter drink.
  2. While the espresso is brewing, steam the whole milk.
  3. Then, grab a tall glass of choice and add the chocolate sauce and cinnamon syrup to it.
  4. Add the espresso shot to the glass and give it all a good mix, so the flavors are well combined.
  5. Slowly pour the steamed milk into the glass and optionally give this a mix as well.
  6. Top it off with a serving of whipped cream. Additionally, you can finish the drink with a dusting of ground cinnamon.
  7. Now, all there is left to do is enjoy this cinnamon mocha. You can serve the coffee with a straw or long spoon so you and your guests can stir everything together.


You can substitute the espresso for robust brewed coffee if you prefer using this instead.

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Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 9.6gSaturated Fat: 5.6gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 56.6mgCarbohydrates: 9.2gFiber: 1.6gSugar: 16.9gProtein: 4.9g


I hope you’ve enjoyed this article on making a cinnamon mocha. This coffee made with cinnamon syrup and homemade chocolate sauce is rich, sweet, creamy, spicy, and perfect for any time of day!

If you love these kinds of recipes, make sure to have a look below for some more easy-to-make recipes! Will you try it out?

For example, check out this iced cinnamon mocha or this iced cinnamon mocha latte! (Or maybe just a normal cinnamon mocha latte?)

Are you a fan of mochas? Let me know by leaving a comment down below. If you have any other questions regarding coffee, you can also contact me directly by pressing the “Contact Me” button at the top!

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