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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!

5 from 1 vote

Homemade Mocha Recipe

Drink β€” 2 mins

Cook Time 2 mins
Servings 1
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
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.



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

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Originally shared January 2012. Updated and republished September 2015.

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  1. I LOVE Coffee and just posted about it yesterday. New coffee maker.

    And last week another post. I could go on and on.

    I like it to able to walk on it’s own πŸ™‚

  2. I like my coffee sort of strong, with fat-free half and half (hello, oxymoron) and either a splenda or a truvia packet. I adore flavored coffees more than flavored creamer, though.

  3. I like a medium roast with a splash of organic non-fat milk. Mmmmm…but your mocha sounds yummy too!

  4. I like it just right — not too weak and not too strong! In fact, talk about the power of suggestion, I just went and made a cup!

  5. My favorite everyday coffee at home is a medium roast with organic skim and Splenda, but my favorite coffee from DD is the Caramel Lite Latte – YUM!

  6. Oh Coffee, How I Love Thee! πŸ™‚ I love my coffee with vanilla creamer. Thanks for the new coffee recipe Robyn! I’m so going to make this as an after school treat while I help my kiddos with their homework.

  7. My morning “go-go juice” …has to be black….strong….and, in as large a cup as I can find…. then…I will drink it with fun stuff…different flavors…creams… πŸ™‚

  8. I like my coffee strong and bold. That’s the only way I can really wake up in the morning. πŸ™‚

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  9. I saw a Dunkin Donuts at the airport in New Zealand but I haven’t seen one here. I remember how much my mom loved going to DD. She’d have coffee and a donut and then would buy a box to take home and would eat them all herself. Not all at once. She was never bigger than a pencil either. No fair.

    I miss Dunkin Donuts!

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

  11. 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!!

  12. I love dark chocolate almond milk in mine and that’s it, the sweet taste from the chocolate is enough for me. πŸ™‚

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

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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

  15. 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!

  16. 5 stars
    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!!!!

  17. 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. πŸ™‚

  18. I’m so glad a mug of this kept you warm and toasty, Suzanne! I love to sip on this on a chilly night myself! Thanks so much!

    1. Rachel, I add a splash of half and half to mine but other people use more. Use as much as you prefer in your drink.