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.
- instant dry milk (nonfat or whole dairy, coconut or soy for vegan version)
- instant espresso powder
- vanilla powder (recipe to make your own)
- powdered sugar
- corn starch
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.
view on Amazon: Dutch processed cocoa powder, dry nonfat milk, dry whole milk, dry coconut milk, dry soy milk, instant espresso powder, vanilla sugar powder
Step-by-step photos for making
Cafe Mocha Latte Dry Mix
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:
- HOT MOCHA LATTE-- Add 1/4 cup of mixture to mug and add 8 oz. (1 cup) boiling water. Stir and enjoy!
- COLD MOCHA LATTE-- Add 1/4 cup mixture to mug and add 1 tablespoon hot tap water; stir until smooth. Gradually stir in 8 oz (1 cup) cold water; add ice cubes, if desired.
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.
- Print these on card stock, cut them out, punch a hole in the top, and hang them from the jar neck with a ribbon, string, or rubber band. OR
- Print them on sticker paper and stick them to the jar or lid. Or, print them on regular paper and stick them on with tape. If you don't have a printer or specialty papers, you can have a store with printing services download and print them for you (Kinkos, Office Depot, Staples, etc.)
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.
- at home
- at work
- in hotel rooms
- while camping or backpacking
- in dorm rooms
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:
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Instant Dry Mix | Cafe Mocha Latte
Servings: 10 servings
- 1/2 cup instant espresso powder
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder (dark, Dutch processed recommended)
- 1 3/4 cups instant dry milk*
- 1/3 cup powdered (confectioner's) sugar
- 1/2 cup vanilla powder**
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
*For a non-dairy, vegan version, substitute dry coconut or soy milk powder.
**If you don't have vanilla powder, you may substitute 1/3 cup granulated sugar. Or, make your own vanilla powder, recipe at: https://www.theyummylife.com/Vanilla_Powder
Add all ingredients to food processor or blender, pulse until well combined into uniform mixture. (Alternatively, you can whisk ingredients together in a large bowl.)
Makes 2 1/2 cups dry mix. Transfer to jar or other air tight container.
TO MAKE 1 SERVING:
--HOT LATTE-- Add 1/4 cup of mixture to mug and add 8 oz. (1 cup) boiling water. Stir and enjoy!
--COLD LATTE-- Add 1/4 cup mixture to mug and add 1 tablespoon hot tap water; stir until smooth. Gradually stir in 8 oz (1 cup) cold water; add ice cubes, if desired.
OPTIONAL: top with whipped cream; sprinkle with cinnamon or cocoa powder
Just add water to this instant mix for a delicious Starbucks copycat hot or cold cafe mocha latte. Both dairy and vegan options. Convenient for home, work, travel, dorm rooms, backpacking and camping. Great for gifts; labels provided. From TheYummyLife.com #instant #latte #dry mix #Starbucks copycat #mocha #chocolate # vegan #gifts #mason jars #printable labels #dorm food #camping