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marble mocha macchiato recipe (Starbucks copycat)

by | Apr 26, 2023 | Sweet Treats | 0 comments

Indulge in Cafe-Quality Mocha Macchiato: A Must-Try Recipe for Coffee Shop Lovers

Are you a coffee shop lover who can’t resist the aroma of freshly brewed coffee drinks? Then this Starbucks coconut milk mocha macchiato recipe is the one for you! This classic  drink is an indulgent drink filled with milk or white chocolate sauce, steamed milk, and an optional topping of whipped milk, the best part about this recipe is that it does not require an espresso machine


What is Mocha Macchiato?

Mocha macchiato is a coffee drink that combines the bold flavors of dark roast espresso with the sweetness of chocolate and whole milk. The word “mocha” refers to the chocolate flavor, while “macchiato” means “stained” or “marked” in Italian, which describes the way the espresso is marked with a dollop of foam or like in this recipe, whipped cream. This drink is typically served in a tall glass with layers of espresso, milk, and chocolate syrup or sauce, giving it a marble mocha macchiato effect.

marble mocha macchiato

What Does Mocha Macchiato Taste Like?

Mocha espresso macchiato is a rich and creamy coffee drink that has a beautifully complex flavor profile. The espresso provides a strong and bold flavor, while the chocolate adds sweetness and richness. The milk gives the drink a creamy and smooth texture. The combination of these flavors creates a delicious and indulgent drink that is perfect for a mid-day treat or a dessert.

Simple ingredients needed for this recipe

The combination of chocolate, milk, honey, and instant espresso creates the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness in the mocha macchiato.

The chocolate provides a rich and sweet flavor that complements the boldness of the espresso.

milk adds creaminess and sweetness to the drink.

honey is used as a natural sweetener that enhances the flavors of the other ingredients without overpowering them.

instant espresso is used to make the coffee base of the drink, providing a strong and bold flavor that is perfect for this indulgent coffee treat.


mocha macchiato ingredients

How to Make Mocha Macchiato

Now that you know what mocha macchiato is and why we use certain ingredients, let’s dive into the recipe! Whipped cream (optional).

Brew the shot of espresso or instant espresso in hot water and set aside.

In a microwave-safe container, heat the milk for about three minutes or until it reaches a simmer.

Make the chocolate syrup in a small saucepan by melting chocolate and cream until a ganache or chocolate syrup is formed. Add the ganache to the heated milk and whisk well until  a hot chocolate like mixture is formed.

Lastly, pour espresso equally into two mugs, then add the milk chocolate then top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder and a drizzle chocolate sauce.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

how to melt chocolate

Melting chocolate is a simple process, but it requires some care to avoid scorching or burning the chocolate. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to melt chocolate:

  1. Chop the chocolate into small, even pieces to help it melt more evenly.
  2. Fill a saucepan with 1-2 inches of water and bring it to a simmer over low heat.
  3. Place a heatproof bowl (such as glass or stainless steel) on top of the saucepan, making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water.
  4. Add the chopped chocolate to the bowl and stir constantly with a spatula or wooden spoon until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth. Then fold the cream in to create a silky delicious ganache.
  5. Remove the bowl from the saucepan and wipe the bottom of the bowl with a clean cloth to remove any moisture.

Note: Be careful not to get any water or steam in the chocolate, as this can cause the chocolate to seize (become lumpy and grainy). Also, be sure to keep the heat low to avoid scorching or burning the chocolate.

marble mocha macchiato recipe (starbucks copycat)

marble mocha macchiato recipe (starbucks copycat)

Indulge in this Cafe-Quality Mocha Macchiato recipe: A Must-Try Recipe for Coffee Shop Lovers
Prep Time 10 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings


Chocolate ganache

  • ½ a slab of milk chocolate 40 grams
  • cup fresh cream 80 grams

steamed milk

  • 500 ml dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp honey

brewed coffee

  • 2 tbsp instant espresso
  • 4 tbsp hot water


How to make the milk ganache

  • Melt the Chocolate and fresh cream by following the method stated in the blog post. Set aside.

Make the steamed milk

  • Heat the milk and honey in a microwave-safe dish for three minutes. Then add the chocolate ganache and whisk well.

Brew the coffee

  • Make the brew by adding the instant coffee and hot water and mix well.

Make the mocha macchiato

  • Prepare the two mugs by adding equal parts of espresso brew and milk chocolate to your mugs.
  • Top it off with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and a sprinkle of cocoa.
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What is the difference between mocha and mocha macchiato?

Mocha is a coffee drink that combines espresso with chocolate syrup or powder and milk. Mocha macchiato, on the other hand, is a layered drink that includes espresso, milk, and chocolate syrup or sauce. Mocha macchiato is typically served in a tall glass with layers of espresso, milk, and chocolate syrup or sauce, while mocha is usually served in a mug or cup.

Can I use almond milk instead of regular milk?

Yes, you can use other milk alternatives instead of regular milk to make a mocha macchiato. Simply substitute regular milk with creamy almond milk, oat milk or skim milk  for a delicious and twist on this classic coffee drink.

How do I make an iced coconut milk mocha macchiato?

To make an iced coconut milk mocha macchiato, follow the same recipe as above but allow the espresso shots and milk mixture to cool. Pour the cooled espresso shots into a tall glass filled with ice, then pour the cooled milk mixture on top. Garnish with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

Tips on making this mocha macchiato

  • Use high-quality ingredients, such as dark roast espresso for the best flavor.
  • To make a marble mocha macchiato, swirl caramel sauce on the bottom of the cup before adding the espresso shots and milk mixture.
  • Use a tall glass to showcase the layers of the drink.
  • Experiment with different flavors and toppings, such as caramel sauce or mocha drizzle, to create your own unique version of this coffee shop classic.

So there you have it, a must-try recipe for coffee shop lovers who want to indulge in a delicious and creamy mocha macchiato at home. If you loved this recipe, then check out our other coffee recipe: maple syrup coffee, oat honey latte, iced coconut milk mocha macchiato.



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