This Salted Caramel Iced Mocha is exactly what you should be sipping on all summer long! A rich salted caramel mocha sauce is topped off with cold brew coffee for the ultimate iced coffee beverage!
Starbucks might not be my favorite coffee, but I am always suckered in by their seasonal offerings. I think that the company is so smart. They don’t even have to market themselves in the traditional sense. That is because they have figured out how to tap into the younger generations with their Refreshers and Pink Drinks.
Young kids are avid social media users…which plays out perfectly for Starbucks. It is clever and frightening, but mostly clever.
While my kids would love to be treated to Starbucks every day, I cannot justify the expense. Especially when it is easy to make your own coffee shop drinks at home!
What Is An Iced Mocha?
An iced mocha is a coffee drink that starts with a creamy mocha sauce that is stirred together with coffee. This drink can be made with hot coffee or cold coffee. Leftover coffee is perfect!
This recipe takes the flavors a bit further by adding salted caramel into the chocolate sauce.
What Do I Need To Make This Iced Mocha Recipe
Granulated Sugar – You could use brown sugar or natural sugar for a richer flavor
Cocoa Powder – Any brand you, but make sure you use baking cocoa powder; you do not want to confuse it with drinking cocoa.
Caramel Sauce – Ice cream topping works great!
Cold-brew Coffee -Espresso, regular, or decal are all perfect!
How Do You Make Salted Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee
STEP ONE – In a small saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, and heavy cream. Continue until sugar is dissolved.
STEP TWO – Stir in the sea salt and caramel sauce. Adjust the sea salt and of course, omit it if you prefer.
STEP THREE – Divide the chocolate mixture between your glasses. Top each glass with cold-brew coffee. Top with whipped cream and caramel syrup if desired.
Does Salted Caramel Iced Mocha Have Caffeine
Yes, it does, but how much will depend on the coffee you use. You can certainly use decaf for this recipe. Keep in mind, however, that the cocoa powder will have traces of caffeine.
I did not pour this coffee over ice because my cold-brew had been stored in the fridge, but there is no reason you couldn’t pour your coffee over ice.
You can add chocolate syrup to the cocoa mixture for a richer flavor and save some syrup for the topping!
Skip the coffee shop and make iced mocha at home! If you want more coffee try:
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 ½ tablespoon caramel sauce
- 4 cups Cold-brew coffee
- In a small saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, and heavy cream. Continue until sugar is dissolved.
- Stir in the sea salt and caramel sauce. Adjust the sea salt and of course, omit it if you prefer.
- Divide the chocolate mixture between your glasses.
- Top each glass with cold-brew coffee.
- Top with whipped cream and caramel syrup if desired.
Amount Per Serving Calories 160Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 34mgSodium 303mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 1gSugar 12gProtein 2g