Real Food Iced Mocha


Real Food Iced Mocha-

It’s a hot summer day. The afternoon slump is setting in you feel like you need. coffee. now! Before you load up the kids to get your favourite iced coffee drink at the local coffee shop consider making it at home.

You may even have all the ingredients in your kitchen. That iced mocha can be ready in less time than it takes to wrangle the kids and get them buckled in. I’ve got you  thinking right? 🙂

Turn on the sprinklers if you don’t live in California, send the kids out to play in the backyard, and take a few mommy moments. Even if you aren’t mom coffee breaks are lovely.

Prepare coffee in whatever system you use. I use this espresso percolator most of the time but I really like my french fresh as well.  Grab a bottle of chocolate syrup (or make your own), your favourite milk, water and some ice. That’s it. If you like it a little sweeter maple syrup tastes great in this iced mocha.

If the kids come back in and want a treat too, you can whip them up a quick batch of raw chocolate milk, or just stir homemade syrup into a glass of milk.

This real food iced mocha fits perfectly in a 24 oz mason jar like the one I used in the photo.  I like that it’s nice and portable. Plus it has a bit of that “coffee shop” feel. A dear friend made my cup for me but Traditional Cooking School has a tutorial on how to make one yourself.

Add in options:

Coffee Ice Cubes
Raw Whipped Cream
Dark Chocolate Syrup
Salted Caramel Sauce
Chocolate Whipped Cream

Real Food Iced Mocha
  • 2 cups ice
  • 2 shots espresso (1/4 cup strong coffee)
  • ¼ cup cream (or milk of choice)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 TSS dark chocolate syrup
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  1. Add everything but the ice to a 16 oz glass, stir until mixed. Add the ice and serve.

 What is your favorite iced coffee drink?

About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. I love how easy drinks like this are to make at home! I like to have an iced latte often in the summer using coffee ice cubes and the raw milk we get from a nearby farm. It’s so delightful and the perfect pick-me-up!

    • Katie Mae Stanley says:

      I know! It’s fun to get a coffee out here and there when meeting with a friend but I prefer my own at home. Coffee ice cubed are the best! Now if only raw milk was easy for me to get…


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