Homemade Mocha Recipe

Homemade Mocha recipe that you’ll turn to time and again. Made with fresh coffee and homemade hot cocoa mix, this mocha is a favorite.

Homemade Mocha Recipe


It’s no secret that my morning gets started as soon as the coffee starts flowing. It’s just not a very good idea for me to try anything productive until I’ve had at least three or four sips of my liquid gold in the mornings. My family all knows that trying to get this brain in gear is just useless until my juices are flowing – and the quickest way to get mine flowing is with coffee. The smell of it brewing, the little ka-whush sound my Keurig makes as the last drops of goodness are streaming into my cup, and then sound of my spoon as it clinks on the mug stirring in my half-and-half or making my favorite homemade mocha.

Since it is raining and foggy and all yucky outside here today, I’m enjoying my deluxe version of my homemade mocha and knew you’d probably like one, too.

So, let me tell you about it.

These homemade mochas are so easy to make that if you are like me and love to order mochas from those fancy coffee shops, you’ll be thrilled at how quickly you can make your own in the mornings.


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Brew your coffee as you would normally. We personally prefer to use a blend coffee that isn’t too strong, isn’t too light, but is just right! However, make this mocha your own by using whatever blend of coffee you enjoy.


Then mix in one heaping teaspoon of homemade hot chocolate mix, add a splash of half and half and stir. I’m a little bit biased about my homemade hot chocolate, but you can certainly use whatever hot chocolate mix you prefer. They are such a hit in my family that my father-in-law now carries a couple of packets of his favorite prepackaged hot chocolate with him in his carry on bag when he travels. You can count on him being ready for his homemade mocha after take off.


You can adjust the amount of hot chocolate mix used to best suit your taste.

If you want to go all out with the deluxe version, then add a bit of whipped cream and a few sprinkles to the top. You can switch up your sprinkles with cocoa, some colored sprinkles for whatever holiday or season we’re celebrating, or even just a bit of white sanding sugar for a snowy touch in the winter.

Plop in a stick of peppermint for a quick peppermint mocha or perfume your whipped cream with your favorite flavorings for even more flair. I have a few favorites coming up that I can’t wait to share with you. I think you’ll love them!


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Homemade Mocha Recipe

Homemade Mocha recipe that you'll turn to time and again. Made with fresh coffee and homemade hot cocoa mix, this mocha is a favorite.
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Servings: 1
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch



  • Brew coffee. While hot, stir in hot chocolate mix until completely dissolved.
  • Add half-and-half.
  • Top with whipped cream and cocoa sprinkles (optional).


Originally shared January 2012. Updated and republished September 2015.

92 comments on “Homemade Mocha Recipe”

  1. Black please. Have a great day!

  2. I like a medium blend and I drink it plain. Or I take a quick shot of espresso in the morning.

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  5. I like a dark roast with a little bit of cream.

  6. I like my coffee dark roast with splenda and skim milk

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  9. Strong coffee, just black for me

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  11. My favorite is Kona coffee with nothing in it

  12. I like my coffee medium blend in the winter and iced in the summer.

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  16. Love fresh ground/fresh brewed coffee with french vanilla creamer. I especially like it out camping in the woods. It is so peaceful.

  17. I like my coffee strong with lots of sugar and cream.

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  21. i like a dark roast coffee, brewed strong. i love coffee, its my fave drink really. a good cup of coffee can solve all the worlds problems!!

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  25. I like my coffee strong and with creamer

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  28. I love dark chocolate almond milk in mine and that’s it, the sweet taste from the chocolate is enough for me. 🙂

  29. I love my coffee bold, but not black like tar! LOL

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  33. I love my coffee strong and bitter

  34. I guess I like my coffee light. My husband teases me and says I have enough coffee for color with my French Vanilla creamer.

  35. Thank you for the recipe! I made up a small batch of your hot chocolate this morning and added it to my coffee. Delicious! I even added a splash of english toffee syrup too to try and mimic a certain coffee chains salted caramel mocha and we have a winner!

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  37. Robin, if I recieve many more recipes as good as the last two or three I am going to propose!!!! Hahaha just kidding!!!! Cocoa and raw honey with my coffee if you please!!! But at nite when its cool nothing like your Hot Mocha to warm up with!!!! “Add A Pinch” is awesome thanks!!!!

  38. That’s a recipe that will definitely be tried in our house. I’m with you on not getting going until I have my coffee. Without the smell of coffee brewing, I don’t think I could get out of bed in the morning. 🙂

  39. Could I use sugar free chocolate hot cocoa or syrup

  40. This really warmed up my belly on this freezing night. I used 2 heaping teaspoons of hot chocolate mix as well as French Vanilla creamer…added a shot of kahlua too!!!

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