Boost Your Energy with Iced Mocha Latte

As a barista and coffee enthusiast, I am excited to share with you a recipe that is not only delicious but also packed with protein – the Iced Mocha Latte Protein Drink. This recipe combines the crisp taste of iced coffee with the rich flavors of chocolate and vanilla, while providing a boost of energy from the protein powder.

Whether you are looking for an alternative to your regular coffee order or simply trying to incorporate more protein into your diet, this recipe is perfect for you. Plus, with the hot weather upon us, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as this iced mocha latte.

With just a few ingredients and simple steps, you can create your own mocha protein shake in the comfort of your home or office. So, let’s dive into the recipe and get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Iced Mocha Latte - Protein Drink
Iced Mocha Latte – Protein Drink

If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the lookout for easy and delicious ways to incorporate more protein into your diet. That’s where this iced mocha latte protein shake comes in. Not only does it taste amazing, but it’s also packed with all the muscle-building goodness you need to power through your day.

Imagine starting your morning, or fueling up post-workout, with a creamy, chocolatey shake that’s just as satisfying as your favorite cafe mocha or vanilla latte. Only this time, you won’t have to worry about all the added sugar and empty calories that come along with those coffee shop treats.

With ingredients like fat-free sugar-free vanilla pudding mix and almond milk, this recipe ensures a guilt-free indulgence that won’t derail your health goals. Plus, the addition of coffee lends a natural energy boost without the jitters and crashes often associated with traditional pre-workout supplements.

So don’t settle for bland protein shakes or boring breakfast options when you can have a flavorful iced mocha latte packed with high-quality protein to keep you feeling full and satisfied all day long. Try it out for yourself and see just how delicious and nutritious this recipe can be.

Ingredient List

 Cooling off with a refreshing iced mocha latte
Cooling off with a refreshing iced mocha latte

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make an energizing and delicious iced mocha latte protein drink:

Ingredients (1x):

  • 1 cup of coffee, cold or brewed and cooled
  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp of cocoa powder

Ingredients (2x):

  • 2 cups of coffee, cold or brewed and cooled
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 tbsp of cocoa powder

Ingredients (3x):

  • 3 cups of coffee, cold or brewed and cooled
  • 3 scoops whey protein powder
  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 3 tbsp of fat-free sugar-free vanilla pudding mix

Note: You can use any brand or flavor of protein powder to suit your preference. If you’re vegan or dairy-free, plant-based protein powders like Herbalife or Vega are excellent options. Additionally, if you’re looking for a low-carb option, Atkins or Premier Protein powders are great alternatives.

The Recipe How-To

 Hit the spot with a deliciously healthy protein-boosted coffee
Hit the spot with a deliciously healthy protein-boosted coffee

Now that you have all the ingredients ready, let’s get started on making this delicious Iced Mocha Latte – Protein Drink Recipe!

Step 1: Combine the Dry Ingredients

In a blender, combine 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder, 1 scoop of fat-free sugar-free vanilla pudding mix, and 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder. Blend the dry ingredients together until fully combined.

Step 2: Add Wet Ingredients

Next, pour in 1 cup of cold brew coffee, 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and 1 frozen banana.

Step 3: Blend It Up

Blend together until smooth. Add ice cubes to the mixture and blend again until the mixture is a slushy consistency.

Step 4: Serve and Enjoy

Pour your Iced Mocha Latte into a glass, garnish with some chocolate syrup, and enjoy your Protein-packed delicious cup!

Now that you know how to make this recipe, you can always experiment with different flavors like peanut butter or add some whipped cream on top.

Substitutions and Variations

 An iced mocha latte never tasted so good
An iced mocha latte never tasted so good

The great thing about this iced mocha latte recipe is that there are several ways to customize it to fit your preferences or dietary needs. Here are some substitution and variation ideas:

– Protein powder: While the recipe calls for chocolate whey protein powder, you can use any type of protein powder you like. Some popular choices include vanilla, peanut butter, and plant-based powders like pea or soy.

– Milk: The recipe suggests using unsweetened almond milk, but you can use any type of milk you like such as cow’s milk, soy milk, or oat milk. You can also substitute with non-dairy creamers, such as coconut or cashew cream for added creaminess.

– Sweetener: If you prefer a sweeter taste to your iced mocha latte, add a natural sweetener such as honey or maple syrup. Alternatively, sugar or artificial sweeteners can be used if desired.

– Coffee: Cold brew coffee is used in the recipe, but hot coffee works just as well when brewed ahead of time and chilled. For a caffeine-free version or a different flavor profile, try using herbal coffee blends like chicory root-based options.

– Pudding mix: This ingredient is optional in the recipe and one could substitute sugar-free vanilla pudding mix with great results or sample different flavors of pudding mix such as banana cream or white chocolate.

By experimenting with the ingredients in this recipe, you can create a shake-like consistency great for post-workout recovery; low-carb keto-friendly options featuring fat-free sugar-free vanilla pudding mix; vegan variations by using plant-based protein powders; cafe mocha version by adding cocoa powder; switch up atkins with lean protein from vegan sources; high-protein versions by adding more scoops of protein powder; the possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

 Satisfy your coffee cravings with a protein-packed twist
Satisfy your coffee cravings with a protein-packed twist

Now, let me tell you how to serve and pair this perfect iced mocha latte. This mocha latte tastes best when it is served chilled or cold, right after preparation. The ice cubes give it the perfect chilling effect to cool you off on a hot summer day.

When it comes to pairing, few things can beat homemade cookies or brownies that complement the mocha flavor perfectly. If you are not in a mood to indulge in your sweet tooth, few handfuls of nuts like almonds or walnuts will do just fine.

This refreshing iced mocha latte with a hit of protein is an ideal pre or post-workout drink. You can also serve it as a special treat when you have guests over or for any other special occasion. Trust me, everyone will love this delicious coffee protein shake recipe!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Start your day off right with this power-packed caffeine boost
Start your day off right with this power-packed caffeine boost

Preparing the iced mocha latte protein drink recipe in advance can save time and effort on busy mornings. The good news is that this recipe is perfect for making ahead, storing, and reheating.

To make ahead of time, simply blend all the ingredients together as per the instructions and pour it into an airtight container such as a mason jar or a glass bottle with a lid. Then store it in the refrigerator for up to two days.

When it’s time to serve or if you need to take it with you on the go, give the container a good shake to blend everything together again. Pour over ice cubes and enjoy!

If reheating, use a microwave-safe cup or mug and heat in 30-second increments, stirring after each heating cycle until fully warmed through. Alternatively, you can heat it up slowly on the stove using low heat until warm.

Since this recipe is high in protein, it may settle over time as it sits in the refrigerator, which is why it’s important to give it a good mix before serving or reheating.

Note that freezing iced drinks can change their texture and make them grainy once defrosted. So we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

Overall, this iced mocha latte protein drink recipe is perfect for busy mornings when you need something quick and easy to grab as you head out the door. And with just a little prep work ahead of time, you’ll have all the benefits of drinking a healthy and delicious protein shake without any hassle.

Tips for Perfect Results

 An iced mocha latte that's not only tasty but good for you
An iced mocha latte that’s not only tasty but good for you

To ensure the perfect iced mocha latte, here are some tips and tricks to follow:

Firstly, make sure to use very cold coffee or cold brew. This helps keep the drink chilled without having to rely too heavily on ice cubes that can water down the flavor. If you only have hot coffee available, let it cool down in the fridge for at least an hour before using it.

Secondly, blend and crush the ice cubes first before adding other ingredients. This helps create that smooth and refreshing texture we all love in iced coffee.

Next, for an extra creamy and frothy texture, try using vanilla protein powder instead of just plain chocolate protein powder. This also adds a touch of sweetness without any added sugars.

If you prefer your drink more chocolatey, add an extra scoop of chocolate protein powder or a tablespoon of cocoa powder. For those who like it sweet, add sugar-free vanilla pudding powder mix or sugar-free chocolate syrup.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with different protein powders or milk alternatives based on your preference. Whether it’s almond milk, soy milk, or a dairy-free option like coconut milk – embrace the opportunity to customize your drink to best suit your taste buds.

Follow these tips to craft the perfect iced mocha latte every time!


As a barista, I have encountered various queries from coffee enthusiasts about different coffee recipes. It is not uncommon to get asked about dietary restrictions, ingredient substitutions, or preparation techniques. Therefore, I have compiled some frequently asked questions about this recipe to help you achieve the perfect iced mocha latte protein drink at home. From ingredient swaps to serving sizes, read through these FAQs to get answers to all your recipe-related questions.

Is it OK to mix protein powder with coffee?

When it comes to creating an iced coffee with protein powder, it’s an effortless process of mixing the two together. But incorporating protein powder into hot coffee can be more complicated. It’s essential to keep in mind that certain types of protein powder may become clumpy or thick if combined with hot coffee.

Does mocha protein shake have caffeine in it?

Most protein powders do not have added caffeine, but there are some exceptions. A handful of protein powders have natural caffeine content. For instance, our mocha protein powder has approximately 10 milligrams of caffeine per serving.

What is the best protein shake to mix with coffee?

As a barista, it’s my job to guide you through making the perfect cup of coffee. Today, I’ll be sharing tips and tricks for creating different types of coffee beverages. From protein-packed shakes to iced coffee, I’ll provide instructions and advice on how to brew your ideal cup. Whether you’re a vegan or not, there’s something for everyone in this guide. So grab your coffee mug, let’s get started!

Is it OK to mix whey protein with coffee?

When it comes to adding protein powder to your coffee, it is possible to do so. However, using a spoon or coffee stirrer to mix it in with hot coffee is not recommended. A better option would be to use a handheld or immersion blender for best results.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this iced mocha latte protein drink recipe is the perfect blend of taste and nutrition. With its high protein content and low sugar and fat, it is an excellent option for those looking to maintain a healthy diet without compromising on taste.

This recipe provides you with several options for substitutions and variations, allowing you to customize the recipe to your taste preferences. Moreover, it is easy to prepare, store and reheat, which makes it perfect for busy mornings or as an afternoon pick-me-up.

Whether you are a coffee lover, a fitness enthusiast or just looking for a delicious and healthy snack or meal replacement, this recipe has got you covered. So go ahead and give it a try today. Trust me; you won’t be disappointed!

Iced Mocha Latte - Protein Drink

Iced Mocha Latte - Protein Drink Recipe

I found this recipe on Obesity Help. The recipe was posted by Kathy S. I have not tried this recipe, but I'm posting it for safe keeping.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Protein Drink


  • 4 tablespoons proscore 100 chocolate protein powder (2 scoops)
  • leftover cold decaff hazelnut coffee
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 dash sugar-free hazelnut syrup
  • 3 ice cubes


  • Blend.
  • Enjoy!

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Serving: 32gSodium: 1.3mg
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, Sweet
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