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!

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.
5 from 2 votes

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Cook Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Servings: 1
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
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).
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Originally shared January 2012. Updated and republished September 2015.

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92 Comments Leave a comment or review

  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 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!

  4. 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!

  5. I love a strong coffee But! it has to be flavored. I make my own homemade mochas by either using a homemade hot chocolate mix as you suggest or lately I’ve been adding Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup and what ever flavored creamer I’m hooked on…for the moment that would be Bailey’s Irish Cream Creamer.

  6. 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™‚

  7. 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!

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