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Easy White Chocolate Mocha

Simply melt white chocolate with almond milk and instant espresso coffee powder–just three ingredients and you’ve got yourself a yummy white chocolate mocha coffee–a delicious treat for chilly days.

3 mugs of White Chocolate Mocha with red ribbon

On the specialty chalkboard at a local coffee shop, I noticed you could order a white chocolate mocha. Even without tasting, I knew I could make it better at home. Here’s my promise to you: this homemade white chocolate mocha is far better than any coffee shop brew.

A steaming cup of white chocolate mocha is a special winter indulgence, a sweet treat on a brisk cold day. This hot chocolate drink detours off the healthier path but it’s totally worth it!

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espresso powder and chopped white chocolate on wood surface with measuring spoons

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About almond milk, white chocolate, and espresso powder:

  • You can use any brand of almond milk. I prefer the ones that are sugar free. Read the label, if it doesn’t say sugar free, it’s likely not. Keep an aseptic carton of almond milk in your pantry for emergencies, which might just be a craving for a warming cup of white chocolate mocha!
  • You can substitute another dairy free milk if you prefer. Oat milk is good too.
  • Choose a good quality white chocolate. The label should say only 4 ingredients–cocoa butter pressed from crushed cocoa beans, milk, pure vanilla and cane sugar. The “cleanest” white chocolates do not include vegetable or palm kernel oil. I used Amadei white chocolate from Caputo’s in Salt Lake City. Green and Black’s organic white chocolate (Affiliate link) is another top quality choice.
  • Instant espresso powder is chocolate’s best friend. Without adding distinct coffee flavor, it heightens chocolate richness in cookies, cakes, and brownies, like these gluten free chocolate pecan brownies. I’ve used Medaglia D’Oro instant espresso powder, (Affiliate link) and only recently learned that King Arthur Flour, and DeLallo, of awesome pasta fame, have espresso powder in their product lines.
  • If you prefer, melt the white chocolate and almond milk together, pour in a mug and then pour in a shot of hot brewed espresso!
  • Don’t drink coffee? Make this hot chocolate with Pero, a 100% naturally caffeine free mix with a coffee-like taste. Made with all natural ingredients–malted barley, barley, chicory, and rye.

***** Be like the barrista at your favorite cafe and top your white chocolate mocha with a chocolate covered coffee bean. (Affiliate link.)

For the photos, it gave my hot chocolate a spoonful of vanilla whipped cream, but it’s totally optional. The fluffy dollop looks good in the photo though, doesn’t it? There’s that saying–everything in moderation, including moderation.

Make this super easy white chocolate mocha when you need a sweet pick-me-up!  Simply melt white chocolate in hot almond milk with instant espresso coffee. If the clock reads close enough to 5,  feel free to stir in a shot of Kahlua.

Closeup of White Chocolate Mocha in a mug, with whipped cream and coffee bean garnish

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Nutrition information is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and any substitutions. Numbers here do not include the optional whipped cream.

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