Wake Up Your Morning with Mocha Spiced Coffee

Friends, coffee lovers, welcome! I am excited to share with you a coffee recipe that is sure to awaken your taste buds and satisfy your caffeine cravings. Introducing the Mocha Spiced Coffee, a flavorful blend of chocolate and spices that will leave you wanting more.

This recipe is perfect for those who love their coffee bold and rich; with a Mexican twist, featuring the additional depth of cocoa powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. The aroma will engulf your senses as you savor each sip.

Whether you are an avid home barista or new to brewing your own coffee, this recipe is easy to follow and will result in a deliciously aromatic brew every time. If you are tired of your routine cup of coffee, this recipe is a sure way to add some excitement to your morning routine or afternoon break.

So let’s get started on this delightful adventure – the Mocha Spiced Coffee!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Spiced Coffee
Mocha Spiced Coffee

Are you tired of your usual cup of coffee? Looking for something new and exciting to spice up your morning routine? Look no further than this Mocha Spiced Coffee recipe.

Not only is it easy to make, but it offers a delicious combination of warm spices and rich cocoa flavors. The blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, chili powder, and cayenne pepper create a unique flavor profile that will awaken your senses and give you the energy you need to tackle your day.

This recipe also allows for flexibility in terms of milk options, offering nonfat milk or half-and-half, depending on your preference. Plus, with the option to add whipped cream on top, it can even be turned into a luxurious treat or indulgence.

But the best part of this recipe is its versatility – it can be served hot or cold, making it perfect for any season or occasion. Whether you’re enjoying a cozy night in or need a refreshing pick-me-up on a hot summer day, this Mocha Spiced Coffee has got you covered.

So why settle for a boring cup of joe when you can enjoy the unique and bold flavors of this Spiced Mocha? Try it out and see for yourself why this recipe will quickly become your new favorite go-to coffee drink.

Ingredient List

 Indulge in a cup of Mocha Spiced Coffee to awaken your senses.
Indulge in a cup of Mocha Spiced Coffee to awaken your senses.

Ingredient List

To make this Mocha Spiced Coffee Recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup ground coffee
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups nonfat milk

Note: Adjust the amount of sugar and spices according to your personal preference.

These mocha ingredients can be easily found in any grocery store, and the recipe itself is pretty easy to follow. Just make sure you get quality coffee – that’s where it all begins!

The Recipe How-To

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious blend of chocolate and coffee.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious blend of chocolate and coffee.

Brewing the Coffee

For this delicious Mocha Spiced Coffee recipe, it is essential to start with a freshly brewed strong and aromatic coffee. Therefore, I suggest opting for espresso or 2-3 shots of strong brewed coffee.

1. Ground coffee and spices mix

My secret to brewing the perfect Mocha Spiced Coffee blends the boldness of the coffee with the warmth of the spices. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of ground coffee with 2 teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 teaspoon each of ground cinnamon, chili powder, cayenne pepper, nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves. Mix them until fully combined.

2. Brewed coffee

Take a large mug and add in your freshly brewed coffee shots or espresso shots as per your preference.

3. Adding the spices and chocolates

Using a fine-mesh sieve or coffee filter, strain out the spice mix into the mug containing brewed coffee. Add in 1 tablespoon of brown sugar or powdered sugar, ½ tsp vanilla extract followed by your choice of milk- whole milk or unsweetened Almond milk works best here.

Final Assembly
4. Whipping Cream (Optional)

In case you want to make your Mocha spiced Coffee an indulgent beverage you can add whipped cream to it. In a mixing bowl add in 1 cup heavy whipping cream; whip it until stiff peaks form.

5. Final assembly

Next up take a new mug and pour freshly brewed spiced hot coffee into it. Take a spoonful whipped cream on top of mocha coffee and sprinkle with extra cocoa powder or cinnamon if you like.

Now sit back on your comfy couch and enjoy your piping hot Mocha Spiced Coffee in your hands while watching your favorite TV show.

Substitutions and Variations

 Get cozy with Mocha Spiced Coffee on chilly nights.
Get cozy with Mocha Spiced Coffee on chilly nights.

One of the great things about this mocha spiced coffee recipe is how adaptable it is. You can easily customize it to your taste or based on what you have in your pantry. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Sweeteners: If you don’t have brown sugar on hand, you can use granulated sugar, honey, or maple syrup instead. Adjust the amount depending on how sweet you like your coffee.

– Milk: Nonfat milk works great for this recipe, but you can also use any type of milk you prefer, such as whole milk, almond milk, or oat milk. For a creamier texture, use half-and-half.

– Spices: The combination of ground nutmeg and cinnamon gives this coffee a warm and cozy flavor, but you can experiment with other spices like cardamom, ginger, or cloves. If you want a spicier kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili powder.

– Chocolate: Unsweetened cocoa powder is the key ingredient that gives this mocha its rich chocolate flavor. However, if you don’t have cocoa powder on hand, you can use drinking chocolate or hot cocoa mix instead. You may need to adjust the amount of sugar accordingly.

– Espresso: This recipe calls for 2 shots of espresso or 2/3 cup of strong coffee. If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can use instant coffee granules or brewed coffee instead.

– Mexican Mocha Variation: To make a Mexican-style mocha, add 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon of chili powder to the recipe ingredients. This will give your coffee a spicy kick that pairs well with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks.

Overall, feel free to play around with the recipe ingredients and make it your own. Whether you’re in the mood for a pumpkin spice mocha latte or an iced Mexican hot chocolate, this recipe can be easily customized to your liking.

Serving and Pairing

 Bring a taste of the coffee shop home with this easy-to-make recipe.
Bring a taste of the coffee shop home with this easy-to-make recipe.

Once you’ve got your steaming mug of Mocha Spiced Coffee in hand, it’s time to think about what to serve with it. This drink pairs well with a variety of treats, from sweet to savory.

For a sweet accompaniment, pair this spicy mocha with a freshly baked muffin or scone. The sweetness of the baked goods will help offset the heat from the spices in the drink, creating a perfect balance of flavors.

On the other hand, if you’re craving something savory, try pairing this drink with a breakfast sandwich or omelette. The spicy kick from the drink will complement the savory notes of eggs and cheese.

For those who prefer an afternoon snack with their coffee, this spiced mocha is delicious when paired with chocolate-covered nuts or fruit. The rich cocoa powder in the drink pairs perfectly with the sweetness of chocolate-covered treats.

At night, try enjoying this drink with a dessert that has similar warming spices, such as pumpkin pie or gingerbread. The Mexican mocha recipe lends itself well to autumnal flavors and the espresso can provide a caffeine boost to get you through your after-dinner tasks.

Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference, so don’t hesitate to experiment with different pairings until you find one that suits your taste buds. Whether it’s morning or night, sweet or savory, there’s always room for a beautifully crafted Mocha Spiced Coffee.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect pick-me-up for a midday slump.
The perfect pick-me-up for a midday slump.

Making Mocha Spiced Coffee is a great way to start your morning, but we know it can be time-consuming. That’s why we recommend making a large batch of this delicious drink ahead of time and storing it in the fridge for later.

To make the drink ahead of time, simply follow the recipe instructions as usual and let the coffee cool down to room temperature. Once the coffee is cool, pour it into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

When you’re ready to drink your Mocha Spiced Coffee, simply take out the container and reheat the coffee in a microwave-safe mug or saucepan over low heat until warm. Be sure to stir the coffee occasionally during reheating to ensure that all of the ingredients are evenly mixed.

If you have leftovers that you don’t want to throw away, you can also freeze them for later use. Simply pour the leftover Mocha Spiced Coffee into an airtight container or freezer bag and store it in the freezer for up to 1 month. When you’re ready to enjoy your frozen mocha, just thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat as usual.

One thing to note about storing Mocha Spiced Coffee is that some separation may occur between uses due to the different densities of each ingredient. Don’t worry, this is normal! Just give the container a good shake before reheating or serving to ensure that everything is well combined.

Overall, making Mocha Spiced Coffee ahead of time can be a great way to save time in the morning without sacrificing flavor. With just a few simple steps, you can have a delicious and creamy coffee waiting for you whenever you need it!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The spicy kick in this coffee will warm you up from the inside out.
The spicy kick in this coffee will warm you up from the inside out.

Looking to get the perfect mocha spiced coffee? Here are some tips to make sure your brew comes out perfectly every time.

Firstly, try to use freshly ground coffee. Using pre-ground coffee can lead to a weaker and less flavorful cup of coffee. If you don’t have a coffee grinder, many grocery stores offer in-store grinders that you can use without buying your own machine.

Secondly, always start with hot water. The ideal temperature for brewing coffee is between 195-205°F. So, if you’re using an automatic drip coffee maker, make sure it has a hot water cycle before brewing. Preheat your mug or carafe before pouring in the hot coffee to help retain its temperature.

Additionally, don’t be shy with spices. Spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper can add depth and complexity to your mocha spiced coffee recipe – just remember not to go overboard with them!

When making the recipe, use cocoa powder instead of chocolate syrup or drinking chocolate for a richer and more intense chocolate flavor. You can also experiment with different types of milk such as almond or oat milk for a plant-based alternative or half-and-half for a creamier texture.

Lastly, garnish your mocha spiced coffee as desired. Try whipped cream and a sprinkle of brown sugar or cocoa powder for an extra touch of sweetness. With these tips, you’ll be savoring the perfect mug of mocha spiced coffee in no time!


As a barista, I have seen that many coffee lovers have different queries about the preparation, substitution and serving of coffee. Therefore, in this section, I will be answering some frequently asked questions that may arise while making Mocha Spiced Coffee Recipe. Follow these tips and techniques to brew that perfect cup of coffee every time.

What’s in Caribou spicy mocha?

A Caribou Spicy Mocha is a type of flavored coffee that contains chocolate and two types of chili, namely, chipotle and ancho chili. It is commonly known as a “spicy” or “Mexican” mocha because of the addition of chili, cayenne, or cinnamon, which gives it a kick of heat and flavor.

What is Mexican mocha made of?

To create a spicy chocolate coffee, start by blending powdered sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and chili powder in a mug. Pour freshly brewed coffee and stir until the mixture is fully dissolved. Add in your favorite half-and-half creamer and give it a good mix. Finishing it off with a generous amount of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon adds a nice touch.

What do baristas use for mocha?

If you’re in the mood for a mocha or mocha latte, you’ll get a delightful mixture of steamed milk, espresso, and chocolate syrup. Note that there are different ways to craft this perfect espresso drink, all depending on what the barista has in store for the day!

What makes a mocha coffee?

Mocha coffee is a type of coffee that is prepared by mixing a shot of espresso with chocolate powder or syrup, and then adding milk or cream. The ratio is often 1/3 espresso and 2/3 steamed milk, making it a variant of latte. However, there may be slight variations in the way mocha is prepared across different regions.

Bottom Line

I hope you found this recipe for Mocha Spiced Coffee as exciting as I did. With the perfect combination of spices, sweetness, coffee and cocoa, this drink will invigorate your senses and bring warmth to both your body and soul. Whether you prefer it hot or iced, with whipped cream or without, this recipe is versatile and can be easily adapted to suit your preferences.

By using ingredients such as vanilla extract, brown sugar, ground nutmeg, cinnamon, chili powder and unsweetened cocoa powder, the flavors in this spiced mocha are elevated to another level. You can even make it Mexican-style by adding a dash of cayenne pepper or a sprinkle of Mexican drinking chocolate.

Not only is it delicious, but this Mocha Spiced Coffee also has health benefits. Nonfat milk and half-and-half add creaminess without the heavy calories associated with creamers; making this a healthier alternative to some popular coffee drinks. Plus, the energizing effect of caffeine from the coffee shots can help you start your day off right or provide a midday pick-me-up.

Overall, whether you’re a coffee addict or not, I bet you’ll love this flavor-packed cup of Mocha Spiced Coffee! So go ahead and try it out for yourself – I promise you won’t regret it!

Mocha Spiced Coffee

Mocha Spiced Coffee Recipe

This appeared in a recent issue of Cooking Light and quickly caught my attention. Planning to make this soon but thought I would share it with the other coffee lovers on the website.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine International
Calories 75.7 kcal


  • 1/2 cup ground coffee
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup light chocolate syrup (such as Hershey's Lite Syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Mix the cinnamon and nutmeg in with your coffee grounds. Prepare coffee using 5 cups of water as you normallty would would with your coffee maker.
  • In a heavy saucepan, combine milk, sugar and chocolate syrup. Cook over low heat, stirring often and making sure the milk does not actually boil. Once the sugar has dissolved, add the vanilla and brewed coffee to the milk.
  • Pour into cups.
  • Serve immediately.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 264gCalories: 75.7kcalCarbohydrates: 16.8gProtein: 1.5gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 0.8mgSodium: 44.5mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 15.5g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Breakfast, Easy, Stove Top, Winter
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