Considering Twix is my favorite candy ever, it really should come as more of a shock that it took me this long to make a caramel mocha at home. I have no excuse, honestly, because now that I’ve made one, it’s going to be heavily featured in my rotation.
I wish I could say it was complicated and that’s why I had never made one at home, but it’s so unbelievably easy, with just one more step than the usual iced mocha or iced caramel latte.
In fact, if you pour the sauces into your espresso shot glass before brewing your espresso, it’s super easy and just one more step.
So, if you love caramel and chocolate together, you are going to slurp up this iced caramel mocha and then make like Thor and yell, “Another!”
Iced Caramel Mocha Ingredients:
I like to put everything out before I start making a coffee, because if you want around too long between steps, things don’t taste the same when it’s all sad and done. Sure, it’ll still be delicious, but if you want your coffee drink to taste just right, move fluidly through the steps. Here’s what you’ll need to make this drink:
- Espresso Shots: I used a double espresso Nespresso pod. You can use any espresso or even make shots with instant espresso. The hot coffee melts the caramel and white chocolate sauces. If you make this with cold coffee, it won’t dissolve the sauces and will actually harden them a bit, so it’ll have a very different taste and texture. You could brew strong, hot coffee and use that instead of espresso shots, too. If you do that, brew 8oz of hot, strong coffee. I use my Nespresso Vertuoline machine to make espresso and it makes it so easy.
- Caramel Sauce: I used about 2tbsp of caramel sauce here and I have been stuck on the Ghirardelli caramel sauce for awhile. It’s my fave and this is probably because I’ve gotten the salted caramel hot fudge sundae at Ghirardelli’s and it’s mind-blowing. However, I’m sure you could use whatever caramels syrup you have on hand and it’ll be similar. A caramel sauce is going to be less calories, but also a little different flavor.
- Chocolate Sauce: Use whatever you have here, but I used about 1tbsp of my Torani dark chocolate sauce, which is my favorite for mochas. I’ve used other kinds, though, even Hershey’s and they’re still good, so if that’s what you’ve got in your fridge – use it. Once everything is put together, you won’t notice much of a difference based on brand.
- Milk of Choice: I used Ripple milk alternative. Use whatever works for you here. If you don’t make a request at Starbucks, they traditionally use 2% milk. If you like the way their coffees taste, you can use that as your milk.
- Whipped Cream: I used a sweet whipped cream in place of sweet cream to make it faster. You can swap this out for whatever you like. I’ve tried unsweetened whip, coconutmilk whip, almondmilk whip, and homemade whip.
- Ice: Yaaaaasss. Ice, ice, baby. I do not brew the coffee over ice, because it melts it and waters it down too much. I brew my espresso into an espresso cup, so that it cools a bit before adding it to the sauces to melt them. By the time you are adding the ice, it’s cooled enough where it won’t melt the ice as quickly.
- Toppings: I used the caramel and chocolate syrups to drizzle here and it was so good with the whipped cream. I’m not ashamed to say I was literally eating the whipped cream and drizzle by itself.
Alright, now that we’ve got everything, let’s put it together.
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How To Make an Iced Caramel Mocha: VIDEO
I recently shared the video of making this drink at home and y’all loved it as much as I do. Check it out here if you’re interested:
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- Add caramel and chocolate sauce to your espresso glass
- Brew double espresso over the sauces to mix them. Stir to combine.
- Pour over a glass of ice. My glass is 16oz. here.
- Add about 1/2 cup milk or more, depending on how strong you like your drink.
- Add whipped cream to the top.
- Drizzle with caramel and chocolate sauces.
- Drink and enjoy!
That’s it. Seriously so easy.
Your Iced Caramel Mocha Questions Answered:
Does chocolate and caramel taste good together?
This is one of my favorite pairings. If you like candy bars like Twix, Caramello, and Snickers, you’ll love these two flavors together.
Does Starbucks make an iced caramel mocha?
They sure do, although it’s not a drink on the menu. Start by ordering an iced mocha and add caramel sauce. Make sure to tell them if you want the caramel in the drink or just as drizzle on the top.
Does Dutch Bros make an iced caramel mocha?
Yes! There are a few drinks that have a similar flavor profile as an iced caramel mocha. I’ve even written some reviews on them. Check out these posts:
Can I make the iced caramel mocha hot?
Yes, absolutely. Just don’t add ice and heat your milk before adding it to the espresso, or it’ll be lukewarm.
Can I add more chocolate than caramel?
Make the flavor balance work for you. If you prefer more chocolate, use a 2:1 ratio for chocolate to caramel instead. I find that the chocolate has a stronger flavor than the caramel, so by doing a 2:1 with caramel to chocolate, the flavors are more balanced.
More Iced Coffee Recipes:
Looking for more coffee recipes to try at home? Check these posts out:
- 11 Starbucks drinks you can make at home
- Iced butter pecan copycat (dunkin’ coffee)
- Starbucks iced caramel brulee latte copycat
- Best iced Mexican mocha ever
Get roasted friends,