Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha Copycat Recipe

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When our oldest tried coffee for the first time, she fell in love with Starbucks iced white chocolate mocha. According to the Starbucks website, an iced white chocolate mocha contains Starbuck’s signature espresso, white chocolate sauce, milk, and ice, and is finished off with sweetened whipped cream to create this supreme white chocolate delight.

Since Starbucks isn’t incredibly close to our home, we started buying the ready-made version at Target. Unfortunately, they suddenly stopped carrying it and my daughter has been missing it terribly ever since. So, I promised her that I would figure out how to make a copycat version at home.

Last weekend we tested it out. She took one sip and said it tastes even better than she remembered. And when an almost 16 year old says that about anything that you’ve made, that’s a pretty big deal. 

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Starbucks iced white chocolate mocha next to a double shot espresso can

Before I share our Starbucks iced white chocolate mocha, let me share a few tips about the ingredients.

You definitely want to use a good espresso. That will make or break the flavor. To make things easier, and so that our daughter could make it on her own without waiting for Dad to brew some fresh espresso, we purchased the Starbucks Doubleshot espresso – they also have a light version. You can make 2-3 drinks out of each can, so it’s definitely less expensive than ordering an iced white chocolate mocha in Starbucks. 

If you prefer to make your own espresso, you can do that as well, though you will want it to be room temperature or chilled so be sure to make it beforehand. If you have an espresso machine, that is probably the quickest and easiest way. You can also use a stovetop espresso maker.  We tried both ways and found then espresso to be much more dark and rich with the machine, but it will work with either!

Since the Starbucks Doubleshot espresso contains some sugar, you may need to add sugar to your drink if you decide to make your own espresso. 

Starbucks iced white chocolate mocha copycat recipe

close up of starbucks cup with whipped cream

While you can choose whichever milk you prefer, we prefer almond milk. It’s creamier, in my opinion. You can use sweetened or unsweetened, depending on how you like your iced white chocolate mocha. We used unsweetened and my daughter didn’t need to add sugar.

The third and final ingredient is the white caramel sauce. They didn’t have any available at our grocery store or at Target, so I ordered a bottle of DaVinci Gourmet White Chocolate Sauce from Amazon, which arrived the following day. You only need 2 tablespoons per cup, so if you don’t plan on making this Starbucks iced white chocolate mocha often, you might want to get a smaller container, like this one by Torani.

I recommend that you mix the milk and the white chocolate sauce with a frother. We found that it mixes them much quicker and it’s a great kitchen tool to have, especially if you are a coffee fan.

first four steps to make an iced white chocolate mocha last two steps to make an iced white chocolate mocha

I’ve tried to show the steps in the photos above for you, to make it a bit easier to make your Starbucks iced white chocolate mocha.

Step 1: Combine milk and white chocolate sauce with a frother.

Step 2: Pour in espresso.

Step 3: Stir

Step 4: Fill the cup with ice

Step 5: Top with whipped cream (optional)

Step 6: Enjoy!

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Starbucks iced white chocolate mocha next to a double shot espresso can

Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha Copycat Recipe


  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x

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This Starbucks iced white chocolate mocha copycat recipe is the perfect blend of espresso, milk, and white chocolate that you can make at home with just three ingredients.


Ingredients

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  • 2oz espresso (room temp or chilled)
  • 3/4 cup milk of your choice
  • 2 tbsp white chocolate sauce
  • ice
  • whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine milk and white chocolate sauce in your cup. I recommend using a frother if you have one.
  • Add espresso and stir.
  • Fill up the cup with ice.
  • Top with whipped cream (optional).

Keywords: starbucks, white chocolate mocha, copycat

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This Starbucks iced white chocolate mocha copycat recipe is the perfect blend of espresso, milk and white chocolate that you can make at home.
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  1. I’ve always tried to make something similar to a Starbucks drink and that is looking quite delicious! I would love to give this a try and I’m sure my eldest daughter would love this.

  2. Ooooo I just know this tastes amazing. I definitely want to try this out for myself. I haven’t had a mocha in awhile.

  3. This STARBUCKS ICED WHITE CHOCOLATE MOCHA COPYCAT RECIPE is absolutely incredible! I can’t wait to try this out at home!

  4. What a great recipe! I absolutely love Starbucks and enjoy treating myself to an iced white chocolate mocha especially during the summer. I can’t wait to try this out at home!

  5. The frother makes all the difference in a drink. The white chocolate mocha is one of my favorite beverages.

  6. Yum I love making the copycat versions at home, plus you can control the ingredients and calories better for yourself.

  7. That’s so good that you’ve been able to find an alternative you can make yourself which is even better. I’m sure you’ll save money on it this way too x

  8. I am definitely making this tomorrow! I might use a sugar-free chocolate sauce to make it a low-carb drink. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Going to give this a try!! I love Starbucks but their prices are not in my budget, this is perfect!

  10. Oh wow, what a great recipe! This is going to save me loads as I am always getting ice drinks from Starbucks and never had a good recipe to follow at home.

  11. That’s wonderful that you found a way to make it at home. Even better that it’s delicious, teen approved and comparatively inexpensive!

  12. I do love Starbucks’ Iced Mocha so would love to try out your copycat recipe as it would be great to make this at home

  13. This looks just like the one you order! I love treating myself to a frappe every once in a while and who knew it was so easy to make right at home too?! Looks so refreshing!

  14. That looks like the original. Very impressive that you can make it at home — a quick treat whenever you and your daughter want it!

  15. I appreciate that you share a lot of copycat Starbucks recipes. I do have my favorites from Starbucks and I miss having them sometimes.

  16. I love your Starbucks iced white chocolate mocha recipe! It looks so good! Can’t wait to try it.

  17. This white chocolate mocha looks so refreshingly good! I will definitely try this at home!

  18. This looks and sounds delicious! Plus it will save me a ton of money! Cant wait to try this!

  19. My favorite! I go crazy over this iced coffe during summer! It’s great to make it at home!

  20. Oh wow, I think that sounds delicious. I haven’t tried it in Starbucks as I didn’t know they were available. I’m so pleased you shared this, thanks so much x

  21. What a cool and refreshing recipe. The iced white chocolate mocha is the best of both worlds, coffee, and chocolate.

  22. White Chocolate Sauce seems to be the ingredient of the most importance. I bet your daughter really appreciates that you figured this out for her.

  23. If it tastes better. I gotta try this. And it would definitely save me some money.

  24. My ears would clap if I hear the same praise from someone hehe. Thanks for sharing this copycat version.

  25. This looks so good. I haven’t had this drink at Starbucks yet. I’ll have to try out your recipe.

  26. This looks like a complete sweet treat of a drink! I love White chocolate so think I’d like it!

  27. I love white chocolate so the next time I want a sweet treat this will be it. The whipped cream is optional but it seems to make it complete.

  28. And this is exactly why I invested in an espresso machine during the peak of quarantine! So excited to try this recipe tomorrow!!

  29. These Starbucks copycat recipes are great! My daughter and nieces are addicted to starbucks and will love this!

  30. This looks so good and I don’t even like coffee. Natalie does though, so I bet she’d want this. I’d make your pink drink copycat recipe for myself 😉

  31. I am definitely trying this copy cat recipe. Especially considering that the weather is so hot now. Anyways, thanks for sharing your tips