Easy Starbucks Mocha Sauce Recipe You Can Make at Home

Mocha is Starbucks’ fancy way of saying chocolate!

That’s right, their mocha drinks are just espresso, milk and chocolate, or mocha, sauce.

If you want to learn how to make this simple sauce at home you’ve come to the right place.

I’ll show you want you’ll need to make Starbucks mocha sauce and how to use that sauce to make a delicious Caffe Mocha.

If coffee and chocolate are your favorite things, buckle up, because it doesn’t get any better than this!

Starbucks Mocha Sauce

What is Starbucks Mocha Sauce?

Starbucks has a magical sauce that intensifies your favorite coffee drink and makes it the indulgence you crave on any given day.

Mocha sauce is similar to a chocolate-type syrup, but with a thicker consistency.

It comes in a brown chocolate flavor, as well as a white mocha sauce option that tastes more like sweetened condensed milk for you white coffee lovers. 

Ingredients:

Starbucks prides itself on using all-natural ingredients, and that doesn’t change with their mocha sauce.

With a few ingredients and a little time, you can make a comparably luscious mocha sauce at home.

  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup water (not all at once)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions:

1. Add corn syrup, cane sugar, cocoa powder and 1/4 c. of the water, and the salt into a medium saucepan on the stove on medium-high heat.

2. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring continuously.

3. If it appears to be too thick, add the remaining water and continue until the mixture is the consistency you prefer, around 10 minutes.

4. Remove from heat, let cool for several minutes, then stir in the vanilla extract.

Use in coffee, on top of ice cream, in milkshakes, in cakes, over cheesecake, or just right off the spoon!

To Store:

Once the sauce has come to room temperature, transfer it to a non-porous container like a glass jar, and close with a lid. Store in the fridge for up to one week.

What’s the Difference Between Mocha Syrup and Mocha Sauce? 

Mocha sauce is used as an ingredient to add chocolate flavors to food and drinks. You can purchase mocha sauce online, or make it yourself with our step-by-step instructions.

Mocha syrup is a topping used to drizzle over ice cream, coffee, or cake. 

Starbucks Mocha Sauce Copycat

Mocha sauce is similar to a chocolate-type syrup but with a thicker consistency.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 100 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Stove
  • 1 Cup
  • 1 Teaspoon

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup  corn syrup
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Add corn syrup, cane sugar, cocoa powder and 1/4 cup of the water, and the salt into a medium saucepan on the stove on a medium-high heat.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring continuously for around 10 minutes.
  • If it appears to be too thick, add the remaining water and continue until the mixture is the consistency you prefer.
  • Remove from heat, let cool several minutes, then stir in the vanilla extract.
Keyword Mocha, Sauce, Starbucks, Syrup

Starbucks Drinks with Mocha Sauce

These are all the drinks Starbucks uses their mocha sauce for:

  • Caffè Mocha
  • Iced Caffè Mocha
  • Mocha Frappuccino
  • Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino
  • Java Chip Frappuccino
  • Chocolate Cookie Crumble Crème Frappuccino
  • Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino

Want to see all the Starbucks mocha drinks, including seasonal and secret menu options? You can find them here!

Summary

With a soft, smooth texture and a decadent flavor, Starbucks’ Mocha Sauce is the splurge you can’t live without in your daily cup of Joe.

Make your own at home so you can enjoy mocha sauce in everything from coffee to cake.


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