10 min
Enter a world where bold espresso, smooth chocolate and creamy milk come together in perfect harmony. Our mochaccino recipe lets you enjoy a coffee shop favourite at home, delivering a perfect mix of elegance and comfort to delight your taste buds.


  • Place the chocolate pieces in a large glass or mug. Pour over the espresso coffee.
  • Heat the milk in a pan until it starts to steam. Whisk until the milk becomes frothy. Pour it over the coffee and stir until the chocolate melts.
  • Top with whipped cream if desired.

Questions about mochaccino

Trying to learn more about mochaccino recipes? Read below frequently asked questions about it.

What is a mochaccino?
A mochaccino is a rich coffee drink that combines bold espresso with creamy steamed milk and sweet chocolate – a cherished treat for coffee and chocolate lovers alike. Unlike a regular cappuccino, a mochaccino's added chocolate gives it a rich and sumptuous taste. You can also tailor your mochaccino with syrups like caramel, vanilla or hazelnut, making the mochaccino a versatile and luxurious pick.
Is a mochaccino served hot or cold?
While a mochaccino is traditionally served warm, this recipe can easily be transformed into a refreshingly iced variation. Simply let the prepared drink cool down, then pour it over ice. Top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream instead of whipped cream for an added layer of ice cold indulgence.
Can I use different types of chocolate?
Definitely! You can customise your mochaccino by using your favourite chocolate, or experiment with different varieties and combinations. Dark chocolate adds a rich and slightly bitter edge, milk chocolate brings a creamy sweetness, and white chocolate infuses a lush, sugary and almost caramelly taste.
How can I sweeten my mochaccino without adding sugar?
Natural options like honey or agave syrup can boost the coffee and chocolate flavours. The type of chocolate you choose may also affect the sweetness, so we recommend tasting your mochaccino before adding any sweeteners – you might find it's sweet enough as is.


Chocolate pieces
200 ml
Espresso coffee
30 ml
Whipped cream optional, to serve

Master the perfect mochaccino with these straightforward tips.

Take your coffee enjoyment to the next level and cherish each sip as if crafted by a skilled barista.

Mix it up with the perfect foamy topping

Our recipe uses whole milk for a creamier mochaccino with a richer texture. As outlined in our recipe, you can heat the milk until it steams, then whisk it into a thick froth. Adding whipped cream to your mochaccino provides a classic, indulgent touch. For a plant-based alternative with a tropical twist, coconut whipped cream can also be used. Top things off with a sprinkle of cocoa powder, a dash of cinnamon, or chocolate shavings for a visually appealing and delicious treat.

Explore unexpected flavour combinations

Step out of your comfort zone and make a mochaccino that’s truly yours. Try using mint or orange chocolate for a unique twist. Spices like cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg or even a pinch of chilli can also offer an exciting fresh take on the classic mochaccino. You can also switch things up by adding flavoured syrups such as caramel, vanilla or hazelnut. These flavours blend well with the coffee and chocolate, letting you create a personalised taste to suit your preferences. Begin with a little syrup and add more as needed, as they can be quite strong in flavour.

No espresso? No problem!

If you don't have the equipment to brew espresso at home, don't worry. You can still whip up a delicious mochaccino using strong regular coffee. To match espresso's intense flavour, prepare about 40 ml of your preferred coffee at a higher concentration. Or, if you have instant coffee granules, mix 1 teaspoon with a small amount of hot water to achieve that full richness of taste.

Preserve leftover ingredients for later

Avoid wasting leftover espresso or unused chocolate. Keep chocolate in a cool, dry place to maintain its quality. It can be used in your next mochaccino, a hot chocolate, in baking or just as a sweet treat. Store any unused espresso in a sealed container in the fridge to keep it fresh for up to a day. You can also pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze, so you have coffee ice cubes to use in a refreshing chilled coffee drink.

The art of melting chocolate

To ensure a smooth texture and quick, uniform melting, chop the chocolate finely. You can also warm the chocolate slightly before mixing with the hot espresso to easily achieve a seamless blend. For an even more luxurious texture, consider using a high-quality chocolate ganache, adding richness and enhancing every last sip of your mochaccino.