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iced coconut milk mocha macchiato recipe (Starbucks copycat)

by | Apr 21, 2023 | Sweet Treats, Vegetarian Meals | 0 comments

If you’re looking for a refreshing and indulgent drink to satisfy your chocolate cravings this summer, then give this iced mocha macchiato recipe a try. Similar in taste to the popular Starbucks iced coconutmilk mocha macchiato, this recipe is easy to make and doesn’t require an espresso machine. With just a few simple ingredients like creamy coconut milk, rich chocolate, shots of espresso and ice cubes, you can create a delicious drink that’s perfect for any time of day. Whether you’re relaxing on the patio or need an afternoon pick-me-up, this iced mocha macchiato recipe is sure to hit the spot.

iced mocha macchiato

What is mocha macchiato?

If you’re a Starbucks fan, then you’re probably familiar with their Mocha Macchiato drink. This delicious drink is a heavenly blend of homemade chocolate syrup and instant espresso topped with cold milk. The rich flavor and aroma of this classic drink is irresistible, making it a favorite for coffee lovers. What sets this classic beverage apart is its unique use of coconut milk, which can be found on Starbucks’ secret menu. Whether you’re in the mood for a warm or cold beverage, Mocha Macchiato is the perfect choice for any time of day.


what does this iced coffee taste like?

It has a creamy tropical taste from the coconut milk, it also tastes like a mixture of hot chocolate and cold coffee. If you’re looking for a coconut milk alternative, there are plenty of options available. Almond milk and cashew nut milk are two popular choices that can easily be substituted in your favorite coffee drinks. This is especially useful if you have dietary restrictions or simply want to try other non-dairy milks.  For example, adding almond milk or cashew nut milk to a mocha macchiato can give it a creamy, nutty flavor that complements the rich chocolate and coffee notes. However, if you’re looking for something a bit more unique, soy milk can also be a great addition to a tropical twist.

Ingredients needed to make this coconut milk mocha macchiato recipe:

  • melted chocolate
  • fresh cream
  • instant espresso
  • honey 
  • hot water ( enough to just brew the espresso)
  • milk ( preferably coconut milk) 
  • ice cubes 
  • whipped cream

How to make this delicious coffee drink?

starbucks iced coconutmilk mocha macchiato

To create a decadent mocha dessert, the first step is to prepare a homemade chocolate ganache. Simply melt milk chocolate and add fresh milk until a smooth and creamy ganache has been formed. Next, make the espresso brew by combining instant espresso, honey, and boiling water into a small ramekin. For those who prefer a strong coffee flavor, adding two shots or two tablespoons of espresso for double strength is recommended. Once both components are prepared, mix the espresso brew and the chocolate ganache together and stir well. The result is a rich and indulgent mocha flavor that will satisfy any sweet tooth craving. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different ratios of instant espresso and milk chocolate to achieve your desired level of intensity.

it is essential to keep in mind that the consistency of canned coconut milk can vary depending on the brand and storage conditions. If you notice that your canned coconut milk has separated or become lumpy, don’t worry. Simply take it out of the can and whisk it well to make it creamy again. This step will not only improve the texture of your dish but will also enhance its flavor. So next time you use canned coconut milk, remember to give it a good whisk!

To end off, placing ice cubes into the glass until it is three-quarters full is important, as it cools down the beverage and maintains its texture. Next, adding creamy coconut milk to the glass is essential to give it a smooth taste. Lastly, adding the espresso chocolate sauce adds a kick of flavor to the drink. Topping it all off with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder makes for a visually appealing presentation and enhances the taste. Remember, attention to detail is key when creating a delicious and aesthetically pleasing beverage.


Tips for making iced mocha macchiato

 When it comes to enjoying a good cup of coffee, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. 

  •  you should always make sure to brew your coffee well so that you don’t end up with solid bitter particles. This is especially important if you’re making a macchiato, which is known for its smooth and creamy texture. 
  • To make your macchiato look more like the ones you get at a coffee shop, try decorating the sides of your glass with some chocolate sauce. 
  • If you don’t have an espresso machine, don’t worry – you can still use strong brewed instant coffee instead.
  •  Don’t be afraid to adjust the amount of chocolate syrup and milk to your liking, and if you’re feeling particularly indulgent, go ahead and add some whipped cream and extra chocolate syrup on top. With a little bit of creativity and attention to detail, you can enjoy a delicious and satisfying cup of coffee anytime!

other milk alternatives you can use when making your own mocha macchiato:


dairy whole milk: If you are a dairy lover then full or low-fat dairy is your best bet. If you would like a creamy dairy texture then use a milk frother to give the milk a creamy texture and favour.

almond milk

soy milk

chocolate milk: If you would like a ‘death by chocolate’ kind of chocolate drink then substitute coconut milk with this to make your chocolate coffee goodness.

iced coconut milk mocha macchiato recipe (Starbucks copycat)

iced coconut milk mocha macchiato recipe (Starbucks copycat)

This refreshing yet creamy iced mocha macchiato recipe tastes similar to the starbucks iced coconutmilk mocha macchiato the best part is that this recipe does not need an espresso machine. It is a perfect summertime drink that satisfies all your chocolate cravings. This recipe requires simple ingredients like creamy coconut milk, rich chocolate, shots of espresso and ice cubes and you are good to go. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
assemble time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups of mocha macchiato


  • 2 mason jars


  • ice cubes enough to fill both jars up until it is three quarters full
  • 1 tbsp instant esspresso
  • 3 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 80 grams melted chocolate standard slab of chocolate
  • 60 grams fresh cream
  • 1 can coconut milk whisked
  • cocoa powder enough to sprinkle as a garnish


  • Start off by brewing your espresso coffee by mixing the hot water, honey and instant espresso in a small ramekin. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl whisk the melted chocolate and fresh cream until it turns into a chocolate ganache.
  • Now add the brewed coffee to the chocolate ganache and mix well.
  • Now prepare your glasses by adding ice cubes enough to fill three-quarters of the glasses. Then fill the glasses up with coconut milk until it is three-quarters full.
  • Now add equal parts of the coffee and chocolate sauce to your two glasses.
  • Mix well and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder.
  • enjoy!
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