Coffee and chocolate are a winning combo that take center stage in Starbucks cafe mocha lattes. Now you can make this yummy beverage anytime, anywhere with the convenience of a homemade instant dry mix--just add hot water! The mix I make tastes very similar to the dry mocha mix sold at Starbucks; but mine is way less expensive. I love having a jar of this on hand to enjoy myself or to give as a gift. (Look for printable labels further down in this post.)
I previously posted two similar recipes for Vanilla Latte Instant Dry Mix and Pumpkin Spice Latte Instant Dry Mix. This mocha version is similar to my vanilla latte recipe with the addition of cocoa. It can be made vegan by substituting dry coconut or soy dry milk for the dairy dry milk.
view on Amazon: Starbucks Instant Cafe Mocha Latte Packets
MOCHA LATTE MIX INGREDIENTS
You can read a detailed explanation of these base ingredients in my Vanilla Latte Instant Dry Mix post.
Plus, cocoa of course! In addition to the above ingredients, this mix has chocolate in the form of cocoa powder. Good quality cocoa can be purchased on Amazon or at your grocery store. I personally prefer a dark, Dutch process cocoa powder.
Step 1. Assemble and measure the ingredients.
Step 2. Add ingredients to a food processor or blender and pulse until uniformly mixed. (Alternatively, you can whisk ingredients together in a large bowl.)
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Step 3. Transfer dry mixture to a jar or other airtight container. Pint mason jars work well. I use a jar funnel to make the task easy and tidy.
To make one mocha latte with this mix:
Make it a gift! Fill a mason jar with dry mocha latte mix, label it, and you've got a homemade gift to give. Give the jar of mix alone or nest it inside a latte mug. These make ideal gifts for hosts/hostesses, teachers, co-workers, college students, neighbors and friends.
Download printable jar labels/tags.
Click on the image below to download & print a full sheet of labels/tags.
Cut with scissors or a circle punch. You can cut the round tags out carefully with scissors, or use a circle punch to make the task easier and more precise. The circle punches come in several sizes to accommodate different jar and bottle lids.
Use this instant mix anywhere, anytime! This mocha latte mix is so convenient to have on hand for a creamy, delicious latte in the time it takes to heat a mug of water.
For a tasty, finishing touch, try topping it off with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa. Yum!
You might also enjoy these instant dry drink mixes:
Make it a Yummy day!