Iron Mike's Mocha Syrup - Chocolate Syrup for Espresso Drinks

"You know that chocolate syrup they squirt in the cup at the local coffee shop when you order a mocha? Then when you try to make one at home, the chocolate syrup from a brown squeeze bottle just doesn't cut it? WELL - this is your lucky day...You just found the closest thing to *bucks mocha syrup you can make - at a FRACTION of the cost of using their mocha powder. I know it sounds simple, but it took about 3 months to get it as spot on as possible. Be it known that I used Hershey's Cocoa and Dutch cocoa when making this...(I own no stock...) I usually add a cup of Torani's Vanilla Syrup to this recipe - OR a cup of liquid French Vanilla Coffee Creamer - because I like Vanilla Mochas, and that does the trick for me."
Iron Mike's Mocha Syrup - Chocolate Syrup for Espresso Drinks created by Megan B.
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  • Boil water in a teapot or something like that.
  • Measure Sugar and Cocoa into a two quart heat resistant pitcher (like Tupperware--this helps the transfer to a more user-friendly container later).
  • Once the water is boiling, measure it into the pitcher and beat with a wire whisk until everything is completely dissolved.
  • Add the imitation vanilla; Mix thoroughly.
  • Let mixture cool, and transfer into some pourable/squeezable container (old ketchup bottle, old creamer container, etc--).
  • Use 2- 3 Tbsp Mocha Mix for a large cup O' mocha- Enjoy!
  • Makes approximately 32 oz.

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  1. Alice H.
    You mentioned adding a cup of Torani vanilla syrup. Is that in addition to the sugar and imitation vanilla in the mocha sauce recipe? Or to the coffee when you are preparing it?
  2. Tammy
    I made this twice and was watery the first time. I made it again with only 2.5 cups of water and was still watery. It tasted great just want it thicker. Do you have any suggestions?
  3. lisa.houck
    Best way to store the syrup? Covered container (glass?) in the refrigerator? How long will it stay good? Maybe now I can stop spending a fortune on commercial mochas! Thanks!
  4. Kare2sing
    I will try this recipe! After making this recipe, how do you make Coffee Mocha? Do you use Espresso? Or regular coffee? Milk? I, too, have never been able to replicate Coffee Mochas I get at coffee shops. Thank you
  5. Megan B.
    Espresso?Ice? Mocha sauce ? Almond milk ? Best coffee ever!!! Thanks for the recipe! It's life changing to my wallet.. hehe
    • Review photo by Megan B.



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