Mocha Latte {Starbucks Copycat}

Mocha Latte {Starbucks Copycat} – Save money and make this classic Starbucks recipe at home! Made with just 3 simple ingredients, so easy!

Starbucks Copycat Mocha Latte

Mocha Latte {Starbucks Copycat}

I’m back with another Starbucks copycat recipe! This time, I wanted to try tackling a Starbucks favorite – the mocha latte.  Now this is a simple recipe that you just need 3 ingredients to make – espresso (or coffee if you don’t have an espresso machine), milk, and mocha syrup.  That’s it! It’s so much cheaper than getting it at a coffee shop and it’s just as delicious!

Mocha Latte

Common Questions About Making a Mocha Latte

What is a mocha latte made of?

A mocha latte is made of espresso, milk, and mocha syrup. 

What is the difference between a latte and a mocha latte?

This seems to be a common question with a very simple answer – a mocha latte is simply a normal latte (made with espresso and steamed milk) plus a chocolate syrup in it.

Can a mocha latte be vegan?

While it may not be listed as vegan in the recipe, it can be made vegan with some simple swaps.

  1. Swap dairy milk for your favorite dairy alternatives such as soy, oat, or almond milk.
  2. Check that your mocha syrup is vegan! It should be as the main ingredients are usually sugar, corn syrup, and cocoa powder but it’s worth confirming.
  3. Sub out the whipped cream for a vegan whipped cream made with something like coconut milk! You can either make it at home or buy it in a can from most grocery stores.

Where can I get mocha syrup?

Most grocery stores should carry it in the area by the coffee department with all of the drink/dessert sauces and syrups.  There is a Starbucks branded version you can use or a few other varieties.  If you can find any that are specifically for a “mocha”, you can instead just use chocolate syrup.  They are essentially the same thing.

Mocha Latte Recipe

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Starbucks Copycat Recipe

Yield: 2 Servings

Mocha Latte {Starbucks Copycat}

Mocha Latte {Starbucks Copycat}

Mocha Latte {Starbucks Copycat} - Save money and make this classic Starbucks recipe at home! Made with just 3 simple ingredients, so easy!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup espresso (or strongly brewed coffee)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup mocha syrup*
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate syrup (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine milk and mocha syrup. Stir frequently for about 5 minutes or until the syrup has fully combined with the milk.
  2. Divide espresso (or coffee) and milk mixture between two mugs. Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup (optional).

Notes

*Can be substituted for chocolate syrup or chocolate chips

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