White Chocolate Mocha Recipe

One of the most popular classic Starbucks drinks has got to be the white chocolate mocha.

The good news is you can make this right at home for a fraction of the price, and you can customize it to your specific tastes easily!

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How to Make a White Chocolate Mocha like Starbucks

You just need a few simple ingredients to make this white chocolate mocha recipe:

  • Espresso
  • White chocolate syup (like Ghiardelli)
  • heavy cream
  • Milk

Seriously, that's all it takes.  Brew your espresso, combine your ingredients and enjoy.  We'll go over more detailed instructions for hot and iced at the end.

Can I make this a white chocolate mocha iced?

You bet you can!  Simply pour it it over ice into your favorite cup and enjoy!

How much does it cost to make a white chocolate mocha at home?

I'm glad you asked.

This recipe makes two approximate grande sizes or one approximate venti size.

I checked the latest prices for all of the ingredients at WalMart and came up with the following breakdnwon:

1.69 using organic whole milk

1.58 using regular whole milk

Each drink used two Lavazaa Nesrpesso capsules, which is some of the worst case scenario when it comes to pricing espresso shots at home.

The current price of a Grande white chocolate mocha at Starbucks is 4.45!  You can make this at home for less than. half the price, you can even get Starbucks Nespresso capsules if you want to.

Lavazaa Nespresso Capsules at Walmart

Starbucks Nespresso Capsules at Walmart

Ghirdelli White Chocoalte Syrup at Walmart (Currently sold out for online delivery, check and try your local store)

The best price is clearly at walmart for this white chocoalte mocha syrup, but I think peoplpe have caught on since it is out of stock for online delivery, but many local stores have it.

You can also get a larger, quantity at Amazon, but it is more expensive by ounce.

now, let's take a closer look at how to make these amazing drinks for a fraction of the price at home.

Easy Cheap White Chocolate Mocha Recipe

Makes Two Grande or One Venti style drink


  • 2 tablespoons of Ghirardelli white chocolate syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of heavy cream
  • 4 shots of espresso (2 per drink, but feel free to make it with less or more espresso)
  • 2 cups of whole milk (or whatever your favorite milk is!  dairy free, organic, whatever you prefer, this is YOUR drink!)

How to Make an Iced Chocolate Mocha

1.In a cup add the white chocolate and heavy cream.

2.Top with espresso and pour over milk

3.Stir thoroughly and add ice

4. Serve with whipped cream if desired


How to make a white chocolate mocha (hot)

1.In a cup add the white chocolate and heavy cream.

2.Add espresso

3. Froth milk, and pour over espresso.

4.Serve and top with whipped cream desired

Enjoy your drink at a fraction of the cost that you would pay in a coffee shop!

What type of syrup does Starbucks use for white chocolate mocha?

In all of their drinks, Starbucks uses proprietary syrups that they make themselves.  You can't buy Starbucks syrup for white chocolate mocha in a store, but you can make one that tastes just as delicious at home.

What kind of milk is in a white chocolate mocha?

Starbucks uses 2% milk unless you ask for something else.  Another benefit of making a white chocolate mocha at home is you can use whatever milk you would like.

What is in a white mocha hot chocolate?

A white chocolate mocha is simple to make!  You just need espresso, milk, white chocolate syrup, heavy cream, and whipped cream if desired.


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