The first coffee drink I ever loved from Peet’s was their raspberry mocha. I had no idea it was a seasonal menu item, so I’ve only been able to snag one a handful of times since that fateful day, but I always look for it when I go. It has stood the test of time as one of my favorite, most memorable, coffee drinks ever.
So, when I started playing around with strawberry infused coffee drinks, starting with the strawberry cold foam and then the strawberry white mocha, I thought – why can’t I add this to a mocha? Sure, the strawberry rose syrup has a slightly different flavor profile than a raspberry syrup, but it would be similar. And, maybe I could even find a raspberry syrup to recreate the exact drink at home.
But, before I get ahead of myself, this strawberry mocha is absolutely delicious in its own right. It’s sort of like a chocolate covered strawberry dipped in coffee. Not a bad combination, am I right? So, grab the ingredients, and let’s get to it.
Iced Strawberry Mocha: Ingredients
My go to method for deliciously smooth coffees is adding syrups and sauces to my espresso glass before brewing the shots, especially the sauces, because the heat of the espresso starts to melt the flavors together. Then, it becomes one flavorful coffee mixture that you can add to ice and milk without it separating. Here’s the ingredients you’ll need to make this drink!
- Espresso Shots: I used two of my favorite Starbucks blonde roast espresso pods. Each makes one espresso shot. This set from Amazon is the best deal I’ve found. A double shot is what I put in a medium or grande size, so that’s two pods per drink. I use my Nespresso Vertuoline machine to make espresso and it makes it so easy.
- Chocolate Sauce: I used Kyya, but they are made in small batches and can be hard to get, so feel free to use a chocolate sauce like this.
- Monin Strawberry Rose Syrup: I recently ordered this from Monin and it’s very good. Note: you can taste the floral rose in this, so if that’s not for you, just grab a plain strawberry syrup this one.
- Milk of Choice: Lately, I’ve been all about the Ripple protein milk lately. It froths so well and is really creamy. But, 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.
- 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 whip cream and sprinkles! So easy!
Tools for making your coffee:
I get a lot of questions about what I use in my coffee videos. So, I’m trying to do a better job of sharing that in these posts to make it easy to find. A lot of these tools have been just trial and error. I’ll buy different things until I find what works. I do buy these with my own money, but these are affiliate links, too, which means I may receive a commission if you make a purchase through my links at no cost to you. Cheers to that!
That’s it! Use what you have on hand, friends, but if you’re in the market for something you don’t have, this is what I like to use.
Making Your Strawberry Mocha:
This is such an easy drink, friends. You may need to play around with the amounts to get the flavor exactly how you like it, but that’s the best part of making drinks at home. Here’s the amounts that I liked and it might be a good starting point for you.
- Add 2 tbsp. of chocolate sauce to glass
- Add 1 tbsp. stawberry sauce
- Brew two espresso shots over the sauces and then stir
- Add ice to glass
- Add milk of choice to glass (about 3/4 cup)
- Add coffee mixture and stir
- Add toppings.
I shared a video on my Instagram that also walks you through it! You can watch that here:
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Did you think it would be that easy? And once you try it out, you can decide what you’d like to change next time? Too chocolately or not enough? Adjust your chocolate syrup by about 1/2 tbsp up or down. Too much strawberry or not enough? Add or take away from the strawberry amount. You can even add more shots for more coffee and caffeine punch or drop it down to one shot. The sky is the limit, friends. The world is your oyster.
More Coffee Drink Recipes:
Want more delicious iced espresso and copycat drink recipes? You might love my ebook!
The ebook is a digital download, which means it’s available as soon as payment is processed. Here are some of the things that are included in the ebook:
- Starbucks copycat recipes
- Viral coffee recipes, like the iced white mocha with vanilla sweet cream and caramel drizzle
- Dunkin’ Butter Pecan copycat
- Dutch Bros copycat recipes – Golden Eagle, Iced Mocha, Caramelizer
- The easy way to get vanilla sweet cream cold foam right EVERY TIME
- Simple syrup recipes with just a few ingredients you can make at home, with less chemicals and added ingredients, for even more delicious coffees
- The best Nespresso espresso pods to buy
- and more!
I hope you make a coffee that you love today.