How To Make Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha | CoachSweetTooth

White chocolate is truly a special treat. That makes you wonder how to make Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha so you can enjoy it from the comfort of your home?

Anyone who has tasted Starbucks's white chocolate mocha cannot forget how absolutely delicious and fulfilling it is. Probably that is why it is one of their top-selling beverages and most searched for home recipes.

Making the Starbucks white chocolate mocha is surprisingly easy and involves a seven-step process. These are: preparing the whipped cream, warming the cup, preparing the white sauce, adding the coffee, mixing the coffee and chocolate sauce, pouring milk, and garnishing with whipped cream.

It is crucial to remember that it is not only the method and mixing of ingredients that make the perfect Starbucks coffee. You also have to get the identical or the closest possible ingredients that Starbucks uses in their coffee for the right taste. The equipment you also use matters. Without the right quality of ingredients and taste, you will not get the delightful taste of the Starbucks white chocolate mocha.

We are a bunch of Starbucks lovers who went on a hunch to figure out the perfect recipe to replicate their beverages. After many failed tries, we have managed to come up with the ideal formula that we have put together in this guide so you can satisfy your tastebuds.

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What You Will Need - The Perfect Ingredients

3 Tablespoons of White Chocolate Chips or White Chocolate Syrup

If you want to get the exact experience from the drink as you get it from Starbucks, you can use a white chocolate syrup as your base. You can even get Starbucks's white chocolate syrup from their store. However, it is slightly overpriced. Other white chocolate syrups are readily available in the market, but they have a short shelf life, so your money is probably going down the drain unless you drink it often.

On the other hand, you can use white chocolate chips for a new and much cheaper experiment. It’s pretty straightforward to make white chocolate sauce from chocolate chips since they melt quickly, and it will be completely homemade!

This will be much lighter on your pocket, and you will only use what you need, so there is no wastage. You can even save more money by using a mid-range brand. Although some high-end brands’ chocolate tastes creamier and smoother, you don’t need that since homemade chocolates or chocolate coatings should provide a glossier look. Your chocolate sauce made from the chips will be sitting at the bottom of the cup, and there are other ingredients to make your drink creamier.

1 Shot Of Espresso or 6 Ounces of Strong Brewed Coffee

You can brew a single espresso shot if you have an espresso machine. Don’t worry if you don’t have it since there are multiple other options to add coffee.

One tablespoon of instant espresso powder dissolved in three tablespoons of water is the easiest and simplest way to get coffee for your drink. However, the taste and texture won’t be near to an authentic espresso shot, and there will be little to nothing of the mystical coffee aromas.

Brewing your own coffee might take some time, but it will provide a fresh experience and full of coffee aroma. You can use six ounces of the drip or pour coffee as they work perfectly. On the other hand, grind your favorite coffee beans to make espresso for the most exquisite flavor.

You can also buy Starbucks's dark roast, which is readily available. The chocolaty flavor and freshness will complement the sweet flavor of white chocolate and keep you closer to the authentic Starbucks taste.

½ Cup Of Milk (Used Only With Readily Available White Chocolate Sauce)

The type of milk you use is totally up to you. Some people prefer almond milk because it has low calories and tastes more like Starbucks - rich, creamy, sweet. Others prefer using cow’s milk that can be non-fat, half-fat, or full fat. This beverage is not the first thing that comes to mind for a healthy diet. So why not indulge in a rich and creamy experience with full-fat milk and cut calories later?

Whipped Cream (Optional)

Do you love your mocha topped with whipped cream for that extra richness? You can get a whipped cream readily available in the market, make your own, and buy a whipped cream siphon for the exact in-store experience. Homemade whipped cream requires some effort, but it's worth it. If you often make Starbucks white chocolate mocha, you can even invest in a whipped cream siphon. By using half a pint of whipped cream mixed with six ounces of vanilla extract, you will have the exact whipped cream used by Starbucks.

How to Make Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha - The Method

Prepare Whipped Cream

If you are making a homemade whipped cream, pour the whipping cream and ⅛ cup of sugar into a bowl and whisk until it's smooth and fluffy. After that, add the vanilla extract and mix it well.

If you are using a siphon, pour the whipped cream and vanilla extract into a bowl and mix until it forms a peak when you take the whisk out. Add the mixture into the cream siphon.

Warm Your Mug

Warming your mug is vital if you like your coffee to stay hot for longer. Simply boil some water and rinse it through the cup.

Prepare White Chocolate Sauce

If you are making your own white chocolate sauce, pour the milk and the chocolate chips together in a saucepan and stir until all the chips are melted and mixed well.

If you are using a readily available white chocolate, all you need to do is to pour three tablespoons of sauce into your cup.

Add the Coffee

If you have an espresso machine, pour an espresso shot into the cup over the white chocolate sauce.

If you are brewing your own coffee or using Starbucks's dark roast, pour six ounces of coffee into your cup. Make sure you don’t waste too much time allowing the brew to turn cold.

Mix Coffee with White Chocolate Sauce

Whichever method you have used to make your coffee, give it a little stir with the white chocolate sauce to blend in both flavors.

Pour in Milk

You don’t need to add more milk if you have made white chocolate sauce from the homemade method since the milk is already used there. However, if you have used a readymade white chocolate sauce, heat the milk well and pour it into the cup.

Top with Whipped Cream (Optional)

Use the whipped cream we made in the first step to top your coffee. You can spray it with the whipped cream siphon if you like it, just like Starbucks, use a piping bag to give it a coney shape, or simply top it on the coffee with a spoon.

Nutritional Value

These are the nutritional value you will get from a serving of Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha.

  • Calories: 763kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 105g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Fat: 29g
  • Saturated Fat: 18g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Sodium: 203mg
  • Potassium: 3538mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 42g
  • Vitamin A: 508IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
  • Calcium: 554mg
  • Iron: 4mg



Lori Gilmore

Lori Gilmore

Lori has been a Culinary Arts instructor for twenty years. She has taught in the public school setting, at the collegiate level and through adult continuing education as well as running several cooking and baking camps for children. She has participated in several cooking, cake & chocolate contests and has been well recognized. She has raised thousands of dollars for charities using the byline “Saving the World one Cupcake at a Time”. Additionally, she has had several articles regarding food published in various magazines.

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