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Make Your Own Moolatte With 3 Ingredients

Updated on August 14, 2012

The Beginning...

Before you start stirring, this is what the Moolatte will look like. You are minutes away from YUM!
Before you start stirring, this is what the Moolatte will look like. You are minutes away from YUM! | Source

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5 stars from 2 ratings of 3 Ingredient Mocha Moolatte

A Cheaper Solution To My Cravings

I love coffee. I love chocolate. Then Dairy Queen has to introduce their Mocha Moolattes, and guess what? I love them too! However, there are a couple things that prevent me from ordering them too often. First of all, they are expensive. In my area, they are over $3. That's a little spendy for a treat, when a candy bar still costs $1. Secondly, I'm not a big fan of the ice chunks, unless they are ground very fine.

The solution to the problem, of course, was to make them myself. I actually got the idea of a friend who had started to do the same thing. In the beginning, I made them with the ice chunks too. Then I learned this easy and still delicious way of making a Moolatte whenever the mood hits. I recently had friends over and made a bigger batch in the blender. I received rave reviews, and requests for the recipe. Well, I didn't have a recipe, so for this Hub, I wrote down how much of each ingredient I was using.

The fantastic thing about making Moolattes at home is that you can tweak them to your individual taste. If you like a stronger coffee flavor, use stronger coffee. If you want more chocolate, add more chocolate. Want it thicker? Add more ice cream. The possibilities are endless. The purpose of this hub is to simply give you the starting point. Then you can individualize each Moolatte according to your own preferences.

You may notice that I have not included ice or whipped cream in the list of ingredients. This is simply because I do not care for those two ingredients in my Moolatte. If you wish to add them, go for it! I have also provided two additional links for other "copycat" Moolatte recipes if you wish to make them more traditionally. As you can see, they call for additional ingredients such as milk, cream, salt and sugar. Feel free to try those versions if you wish, but when I want a quick, easy, and cool summer treat, this is the recipe I use. Enjoy!

Top View

This is the top view of what it looks like before you  start stirring.
This is the top view of what it looks like before you start stirring. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 min
Cook time: 2 min
Ready in: 3 min
Yields: One serving

What You Will Need

This is all you need to create a delicious Moolatte at home.
This is all you need to create a delicious Moolatte at home. | Source


  • 3 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 2/3 cup (approximately) Coffee, Fresh or Leftover, doesn't matter
  • 2 TBSP (approx) Chocolate Syrup

It's Super Simple!

  1. First, scoop the ice cream into a tall glass.
  2. Next, add the coffee and chocolate syrup. It doesn't matter which one you add first.
  3. Stir with a fork until it is well blended.
  4. Drink it down! But not too fast, as it may cause brain freeze : )

The Finished Product

All stirred up and ready to drink!
All stirred up and ready to drink! | Source

Pure Bliss

Now take that first drink. Close your eyes, inhale and enjoy!
Now take that first drink. Close your eyes, inhale and enjoy! | Source

Homemade Moolatte

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 499
Calories from Fat198
% Daily Value *
Fat 22 g34%
Saturated fat 13 g65%
Carbohydrates 70 g23%
Sugar 62 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 7 g14%
Cholesterol 87 mg29%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Not The Healthiest Drink, But Delicious

Okay, so if you are watching your carbs or counting calories, this is not the drink for you. Luckily, I am pregnant and lost weight the first trimester, so a few extra calories isn't hurting me right now. While these numbers may seem outrageous, take a look at the Nutrition Facts for a Dairy Queen Mocha Moolatte:

  • Calories: 660
  • Total Fat: 25g = 38% Daily Value
  • Carbohydrates: 96g = 32% DV
  • Sugars: 83g
  • Fiber: Og
  • Protein: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 40 mg = 13% DV

So as you can see, the homemade version of my Moolatte is actually a little bit better than what Dairy Queen serves, in regards to total fat, calories and carbohydrates. So you can have a treat that costs less and is a little better for you...not bad at all!


There are, of course, many different things you can do to this basic recipe. Two of the most common things that other people may enjoy are:

  • Adding whipped cream to the top of the drink
  • Adding ice chunks (to copy the original Moolatte more closely)

A note on adding ice chunks: if you decide you like them this way, make sure you grind the ice chunks in your blender first, before adding the other ingredients. Otherwise it is very difficult to get the consistency right.

Not everyone shares my love affair with chocolate. Some may prefer the Caramel Moolatte (or the Caramel Cooler from Caribou Coffee...another delicious drink). In order to make this recipe a Caramel Moolatte, simply substitute 2 TBSP of caramel ice cream topping for the chocolate. Or go wild and and do one TBSP of each!

However you decide to tweak it, I hope you enjoy!

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    • sadstill22 profile image


      5 years ago from Singapore

      this is easy, gonna try it today

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      6 years ago

      Ok!!! Hehehehehe. I will make that one! It sounds quite easy! Perfect when I have a cheeseburger and fries too! Up and useful, and bookmarked. :)

    • FullOfLoveSites profile image


      6 years ago from United States

      Well, it *is* really that simple -- ingredients and the preparation! Can't wait to make this! Thanks for posting. :)

    • ripplemaker profile image

      Michelle Simtoco 

      7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      It does sound so simple and you can save by making your own moolatte! Thank you for sharing your recipe! :)

      Congratulations on your Hubnuggets nomination. Bring a cup of your delicious moolatte and read and vote here Enjoy the sip and the merriment of being in the Hubnuggets! Cheers!

    • Bethaleg profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Minnesota

      I'm so glad you liked it!

    • Princessa profile image

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      7 years ago from France

      Love it, so easy and such a treat. Never heard of it before but I've just tried it and absolutely love it.

    • jpcmc profile image

      JP Carlos 

      7 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Doing it at home saves a lot of cash. Plus you can tweak it to your heart's content.

    • Bethaleg profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Minnesota

      Let me know if you try it! Just made two, one for me and one for hubby...

    • cgreen7090 profile image


      7 years ago from Tennessee

      Headed to the store for ice cream and hersheys. mmmmmmmmm

    • Bethaleg profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Minnesota

      Haunty: I'm glad you liked it! It is truly an addiction for me lately...

      LaThing: Woo hoo, we are on the same page then! Drinking it every day may have certain health risks LOL but it sure is a nice treat!

      Thanks for the comments! I truly enjoy writing something that can help someone else...even if it is just a calorie laden drink!

    • LaThing profile image


      7 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      I have to try it right now..... Need to get ice cream! Did I tell you that I love Coffee, and I love chocolate, too?! Added ice cream is even better..... I won't drink it everyday though :)

      Sounds delicious! Voting up..... And awesome!

    • Haunty profile image


      7 years ago from Hungary

      I have just tried this and it's super delicious! Thanks for the recipe, Bethaleg. :)


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