Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake – A Decadent Delight

Welcome to my cafe! Here, I’m going to share with you a heavenly iced coffee recipe that will give you the caffeine boost and sugar rush you crave. As a barista, I have experimented with various coffee recipes, and this one is hands down one of my favorites.

You can’t go wrong with a classic flavor combination like chocolate and coffee, which is why this iced chocolate coffee recipe is perfect for anyone who needs a pick-me-up in the morning or an irresistible treat any time of the day. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make and requires ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

So, are you ready to indulge in this delectable concoction? Get your blender and tall glass ready, and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Iced Chocolate Coffee
Iced Chocolate Coffee

If you are a coffee lover like myself, then this iced chocolate coffee recipe is definitely worth trying! Why do I personally love this recipe? Well, for starters, it’s ridiculously easy to make at home. You can enjoy a delicious iced mocha without even leaving the house or spending a fortune.

Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it’s also incredibly versatile. You can customize it to your own liking by adjusting the amount of chocolate syrup or cocoa powder that you add. My personal preference is to add a good squirt of chocolate syrup and a tablespoon of cocoa powder for a rich and chocolatey flavor.

Another reason to love this recipe is that it’s perfect for hot summer days when a piping hot cup of coffee just won’t cut it. This iced chocolate coffee hits the spot and provides that caffeine boost that we all need during those midday slumps.

But perhaps the best thing about this recipe is the combination of flavors. Coffee and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and this iced mocha recipe really brings out their best qualities. The bitterness of the black coffee pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the chocolate syrup, creating a balance of flavors that will leave you wanting more.

Overall, there are countless reasons to love this iced mocha recipe. It’s easy to make, versatile, perfect for hot summer days, and provides an unbeatable flavor combination. Trust me when I say that once you’ve tried this recipe, you’ll be hooked!

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings with this Iced Chocolate Coffee!
Satisfy your sweet tooth and caffeine cravings with this Iced Chocolate Coffee!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make Iced Chocolate Coffee recipe at home:

For the Coffee:

  • 2 cups cold brewed coffee or black coffee, double strength

For the Chocolate Mixture:

  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Hershey’s chocolate syrup

For the Milk:

  • 1/2 cup whole milk or almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. Hershey’s chocolate syrup

Optional Ingredients:

  • Ice cubes
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings

Make sure to have all of these ingredients on hand before you begin making this delicious beverage!

The Recipe How-To

 Don't settle for boring coffee when you can level up your game with this recipe.
Don’t settle for boring coffee when you can level up your game with this recipe.

Now comes the fun part – making the iced chocolate coffee recipe! Follow these steps to make a chilly, satisfying drink:

Gather your ingredients

Before starting to make your iced chocolate coffee, make sure all of your ingredients are ready.

You will need:

  • Brewed coffee: You can use regular brewed coffee or cold-brewed coffee for an even smoother taste. Make sure your coffee is strong and not too milky, as this iced chocolate coffee recipe has a lot of milk in it.
  • Milk: Whole or 2% milk will give you better results and a creamier texture than skim milk. If you’re looking for a healthier option, try using almond milk.
  • Chocolate syrup: You can buy chocolate syrup at the supermarket or make your own with cocoa powder and granulated sugar. Alternatively, try using Hershey’s chocolate syrup for a classic and delicious flavor.
  • Ice cubes:
    Having enough ice is important when making any iced coffee recipe so that it’s cold and refreshing.

Make the chocolate mixture

  1. In a saucepan, mix together ½ cup of whole milk, 2 tbsp of cocoa powder, and 1 tbsp of granulated sugar.
  2. Heat the mixture while stirring often until it begins to steam.
  3. Reduce the heat and add in dark chocolate and stir until completely melted.

Combine all ingredients

  1. Fill a tall glass (like a mason jar!) with ice cubes halfway full.
  2. Add ice to the glass depending on how much you like it cold
  3. Pour twice-brewed coffee into the cup halfway.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture over the top of the milk/folly milk until it fills up around two-thirds of the glass.
  5. Add more ice as desired!
  6. Give everything a good stir.

Top it off

Finish off your creation with a good squirt of chocolate syrup and enjoy your iced chocolate coffee recipe as is or with whipped cream on top.

You can also garnish it with a sprig of mint or add a shot of espresso or whipped cream for an extra bit of decadence. Your guests are sure to be impressed by this treat!

Substitutions and Variations

 Bringing the cafe to your kitchen with every sip of this Iced Chocolate Coffee.
Bringing the cafe to your kitchen with every sip of this Iced Chocolate Coffee.

One of the most exciting aspects of making your own iced chocolate coffee is that there are endless opportunities for substitutions and variations to cater the recipe to your unique taste buds.

If you’re looking for a lower calorie option, try substituting regular whole milk with almond milk or any non-dairy milk. Alternatively, if you have a sweet tooth and want to add an extra kick to your coffee, Hershey’s chocolate syrup can be swapped out for caramel or white chocolate syrup.

For those who prefer a stronger espresso flavor, swap out the cold-brewed coffee with brewed or even strong espresso shots. If you typically avoid caffeine, use decaf coffee in place of regular ground coffee beans or switch to hot cocoa mix rather than cocoa powder.

You can also give your iced chocolate coffee a minty twist by adding in some chocolate-mint flavored syrup or even a touch of peppermint extract. If you’re feeling adventurous, try incorporating some dark chocolate shavings or mixing in some melted matcha powder for a unique flavor profile.

Whatever substitutions and variations you choose to experiment with, remember that the key is to have fun and create something that truly suits your individual preferences.

Serving and Pairing

 Cool down on a hot day with this indulgent and refreshing drink.
Cool down on a hot day with this indulgent and refreshing drink.


To enjoy the iced chocolate coffee in the best way possible, I recommend serving it tall and cold. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes and pour in the chocolate iced coffee until almost full. You can top your drink with whipped cream or sprinkles to make it more fun and festive.

Iced chocolate coffee also pairs well with a variety of treats. I would suggest indulging in some deliciously moist brownies or chocolate cake for an ultimate chocolate experience. If you opt for something lighter, fresh fruit like strawberries or oranges pair well with the rich flavor of the iced mocha.

If you’re looking for a simple snack to go along with your drink, try dunking some shortbread cookies or biscotti in your drink. The light crunch of the cookie pairs perfectly with the sweet and creamy drink.

And if you want to make your drink more special, why not try adding a shot of Baileys Irish Cream or Kahlúa to your iced mocha latte? The liqueurs will add a subtle hint of flavor that will turn your drink into a decadent adult-only dessert.

Whichever route you choose, just remember that this cold and creamy drink is meant to be savored. So, sit back and enjoy every sip of your refreshing and indulgent chocolate iced coffee.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Make your mornings better with this simple Iced Chocolate Coffee recipe.
Make your mornings better with this simple Iced Chocolate Coffee recipe.

If you want to make this iced chocolate coffee in advance, instead of making a fresh cup every morning, you can easily do so. The best way to make-ahead is to prepare the coffee concentrate and chocolate syrup in advance and store them separately. When you’re ready to prepare your iced chocolate coffee, combine the coffee concentrate with the milk and chocolate syrup in a glass filled with ice.

To store your brewed coffee, let it cool completely, transfer it to an airtight container or mason jar and keep it in the refrigerator for up to one week. It’s important that the coffee is completely cooled down before putting it into the container as hot liquid can lead to condensation and spoilage.

If you want to reheat your brewed coffee or coffee concentrate before combining it with other ingredients, you can do so by pouring it into a mug and microwaving it for 30 seconds at a time until it reaches your desired temperature. Alternatively, heat it on medium heat on the stovetop.

It’s not recommended to store the finished iced chocolate coffee but if you have leftover, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days. Shake or stir well before drinking. You may need to add more ice because melting ice will dilute the drink over time.

By following these storing and reheating tips, you can easily enjoy your delicious iced chocolate coffee without sacrificing any taste or quality.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Indulge in the sweet and chocolatey goodness of this coffee house favorite.
Indulge in the sweet and chocolatey goodness of this coffee house favorite.

If you want to achieve the perfect iced chocolate coffee, make sure to follow these tips. First, brew your coffee double strength to ensure the coffee flavor is not lost when adding milk and chocolate syrup. Second, use high-quality ingredients such as Hershey’s chocolate syrup or cocoa powder for a rich and flavorful taste. Third, mix the ingredients well before adding ice to ensure that everything is well combined. Fourth, use a tall glass filled with ice to keep your drink cold without diluting its flavor.

To further enhance the flavor of your iced chocolate coffee, you can add a good squirt of chocolate syrup or a sprinkle of cocoa powder on top. Another option is to use different types of milk like almond milk or half-and-half to make it creamier or lower in calories. And if you want to switch things up, try adding mint or caramel flavoring for a delicious twist.

Lastly, if you plan to make this recipe ahead, store it in an airtight mason jar and refrigerate it until serving time. Keep in mind that the longer it sits in the fridge, the more diluted it may become. Therefore, try to consume it within 24 hours of making it.

Following these simple tips will guarantee you the perfect iced chocolate coffee each time you make it. So grab your ingredients and start creating your own mocha latte masterpiece!


Now that you know how to make this indulgent iced chocolate coffee, let’s address some of the frequently asked questions about the process to ensure that you get the best results.

What is an iced coffee with chocolate called?

The coffee beverage called mocha, or cafe mocha, involves a combination of chocolate, milk, and espresso. The quantities of these ingredients and even the variety of chocolate used, such as hot chocolate mix, cocoa powder, or chocolate syrup, tend to differ greatly.

Which chocolate syrup is best for cold coffee?

As a barista, I often recommend different types of chocolate toppings to enhance the flavors of our coffee drinks. Some popular brands that I suggest include Ghirardelli Chocolate Premium Chocolate Sauce, Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup, Wildly Organic Chocolate Syrup, Torani Pure Made Dark Chocolate Sauce, and Coop’s Cold Brew Mocha Sauce.

What is a coffee with chocolate milk called?

A popular coffee concoction that is commonly offered in coffee shops is the combination of espresso, milk, and chocolate syrup, commonly known as Caffe mocha. This beverage is revered for its sugary taste and is sometimes called chocolate milk in coffee.

How to make a cold chocolate latte?

For a refreshing and sweet coffee drink, start by filling a tall glass with ice. Brew some coffee and make it twice as strong as you normally would. Pour 1/2 cup of the coffee into the glass over the ice. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and a generous squirt of chocolate syrup. If you didn’t use twice-brewed coffee, you can add 1 teaspoon of instant coffee for an extra kick.

Next, pour in 1/4 to 1/2 cup of whole milk, depending on how creamy you want the drink to be. Top the drink with a generous amount of whipped cream and sprinkle some cinnamon on top for a delicious finish. Enjoy this tasty treat anytime you need a pick-me-up!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the iced chocolate coffee recipe is a delicious and refreshing beverage for coffee lovers. With its rich and creamy flavors of chocolate and coffee, it satisfies cravings and provides a wonderful pick-me-up for any time of day. Whether enjoyed alone or paired with your favorite dessert, this beverage is sure to impress.

So, what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try! Experiment with different variations and make it your own by swapping out ingredients or adding in your favorite toppings. You won’t be disappointed with the results.

As a barista, I always recommend trying new things to keep your coffee experience fresh and exciting. The iced chocolate coffee recipe is a perfect way to do just that. Have fun with it, get creative, and enjoy every sip you take!

Iced Chocolate Coffee

Iced Chocolate Coffee Recipe

A refreshing summer drink!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine International
Calories 236.8 kcal


  • 2 cups strong brewed black coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • ice cube


  • In pitcher, stir together cooled coffee, whipping cream, and chocolate syrup. Cover and chill for 2 to 12 hours.
  • Stir before serving. Serve in ice filled glasses.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 193gCalories: 236.8kcalCarbohydrates: 24.7gProtein: 2.5gFat: 14.4gSaturated Fat: 8.4gCholesterol: 41.5mgSodium: 145.2mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 12.7g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, Low Protein
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