It’s no secret that iced coffee has become more and more popular over the past few years, especially in summer when everyone is looking for a cool, refreshing coffee drink to enjoy outside.
However, there are still so many different ways to enjoy coffee, and one of these includes transforming your favorite warm drink into a decadent iced version.
If you love coffee and chocolate, this iced white chocolate mocha is just what you’re looking for.
With a few little additions and changes to your typical coffee shop order, you can have an iced white chocolate mocha that’s both delicious and refreshing! Here’s how to make one at home!
What is an iced white chocolate mocha?
An iced white chocolate mocha is a brewed coffee drink that combines white chocolate sauce, milk, and whipped cream for a creamy and balanced coffee flavor.
Ever since I made the hot version of this recipe, I’ve thought of making it into an iced version with the same sweet and balanced flavor and is also easy to make.
Below, I’ll go over the ingredients used and what coffee is best used to make this drink. After the recipe card, I’ve also listed a recipe for a homemade white chocolate sauce that you can make within minutes.
What ingredients are used in an iced white chocolate mocha?
To make an iced white chocolate mocha at home, you’ll need a few ingredients that you might already have at home. You’ll need:
- Homemade white chocolate sauce
- Brewed coffee
- Whole milk
- Whipped cream
- Ice cubes
To create that robust — yet sweet flavored coffee, it’s best to use whole milk for this recipe. Whole milk has the fullest and richest taste and mouthfeel, which is perfect for this recipe.
You can also switch it for lower-fat milk or even a milk alternative. If you want to use a milk alternative for this recipe, almond milk and soy milk will work great.
As for the white chocolate sauce, you can use the recipe I’ve listed below to make it yourself. It easy to do, and you can make a big batch in just a few minutes.
You can also use store-bought white chocolate sauce to make this recipe even faster. When you already have chocolate sauce at home, you can have this recipe ready in under five minutes!
To cool this drink, you’ll need a few ice cubes. You can also use coffee ice cubes if you don’t want to dilute your drink with regular ice cubes. You can check out my guide to coffee ice cubes here.
What coffee to use in an iced white chocolate mocha?
If you want to make a very balanced iced white chocolate mocha with a good amount of robust coffee flavor, it’s best to use brewed coffee.
If you want to learn how to brew coffee at home using the above-listed coffee brewers, I suggest checking out my beginner’s guide to brewing coffee.
You can also produce coffee using your Nespresso or Keurig machine. Choose a strong coffee pod and let the machine do the work; it’s a great way to save some time as well.
- 1/2 cup (0.12 l) of whole milk
- 1/2 cup (0.12 l) of brewed coffee
- 2 tbsp of white chocolate sauce
- A serving of whipped cream
- Ice cubes
Once you've made your homemade white chocolate sauce, it's time to assemble the drink:
- Start by brewing your coffee. You can cool it down slightly before using it. You can also brew the coffee a day before and store it in the refrigerator.
- In a tall glass, add the white chocolate sauce.
- Pour the brewed coffee on top and optionally give this a stir.
- Now, add the whole milk to the mixture.
- Add enough ice cubes to cool the drink completely. I like to fill the glass to about halfway. In this instant, I used 8 ice cubes.
- Top the drink with a serving of whipped cream, and additionally, add another drizzle of the white chocolate sauce.
You've now made an amazing iced coffee. I suggest serving the drink with a straw so you can stir the drink before drinking. This way, you'll mix all the delicious flavors.
After testing this recipe, I believe the ratios work best and achieve a well-balanced drink. If you want to sweeten your drink a bit more, you can always change the ratios to your liking.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 13.8gSaturated Fat: 8.2gUnsaturated Fat: 2.35gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 14.4gSugar: 15.2gProtein: 4.8g
How many calories are in an iced white chocolate mocha?
The iced white chocolate mocha has a total of 205 calories. Most calories are from the chocolate sauce and whole milk used. Have a look below for a full breakdown of the calories:
- The homemade white chocolate sauce is good for 81 calories.
- Whole milk adds 73 calories.
- A serving of whipped cream makes for an additional 51 calories.
If you want to make this drink with fewer calories, I suggest switching out the whole milk for lower-fat milk or a milk alternative.
You can also skip the whipped cream, as this adds quite a few calories as well. It’s all about your preference; it’s a great way to make this drink as you want. Making Your Dream Coffee has never been easier.
How to make homemade white chocolate sauce
Homemade white chocolate sauce is easy to make and even more delicious than a store-bought version.
To make this easy recipe, you’ll only need two ingredients:
- 180 grams of white chocolate
- 3/4 cup (0.18 l) of whole milk
As this recipe uses just two ingredients, you want to make sure you’re using high-quality products. It’ll make for the most amazing iced coffee you’ve tasted. To make the white chocolate sauce, follow the next steps:
- In a small saucepan, combine the whole milk and white chocolate. If you’re using a chocolate bar, make sure to break it up into smaller pieces, so it melts easier.
- Then, place the saucepan on the stove on medium to high heat.
- Now, leave the milk to warm so that the chocolate will melt. This took me roughly 3 minutes.
- After the milk is hot enough, you can remove the pan from the heat.
- Then, keep stirring the milk and white chocolate mixture until everything is well combined.
Leave to cool completely. After the white chocolate sauce has cooled, I suggest storing it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for optimal storage.
You can keep it well in the fridge for a few days. It’s a great way to prepare this sauce in advance for when friends or family are coming over.
Check out my white chocolate sauce recipe article here for a more in-depth view!
What does an iced white mocha taste like?
An iced white mocha tastes quite sweet because of the added white chocolate and whipped cream. However, you can still taste a robust coffee flavor, making for a perfectly balanced iced white mocha flavor.
This drink is great if you love to drink iced coffee but would like to try something different for the day. The sweetness of the white chocolate sauce is not too overpowering at all.
This concoction is perfect for the summer. After testing the recipe until it was perfect, I’ve tasted quite a few of these coffees, and I’ll be drinking quite a few more in the coming months.
The white chocolate and coffee combination is just so good that I can’t get enough of this drink. And the great thing about it all is that it’s super easy to make.
Another great option if you love chocolate is trying out this dark chocolate and coffee combination!
If you want to try a few more iced coffee recipes today, have a look below. I’ve listed a few recipes that are also easy to make and will be a great addition to your summer drink rotation.
Do you like to drink white chocolate 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!