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Poor Man's Iced Mocha

Updated on April 1, 2011

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Start with your left over coffeeAdd some chocolate, look at my little Mexican friendFind the perfect cupA little bit of creamerLittle bit of milkMix in some chocolate, creamer, and milkPour in your coffeeTop it off with ice and enjoy
Start with your left over coffee
Start with your left over coffee
Add some chocolate, look at my little Mexican friend
Add some chocolate, look at my little Mexican friend
Find the perfect cup
Find the perfect cup
A little bit of creamer
A little bit of creamer
Little bit of milk
Little bit of milk
Mix in some chocolate, creamer, and milk
Mix in some chocolate, creamer, and milk
Pour in your coffee
Pour in your coffee
Top it off with ice and enjoy
Top it off with ice and enjoy

Tired of spending 5 bucks for a great drink?

I am a man of coffee, every morning I fill up my big bubba mug with 4 cups or so of coffee and I feel like million bucks. Sometimes around like......3 in the afternoon and also around 7ish I get this urge for some sort of iced coffee mocha. I deliberate my options of going to Starbucks, Donut Delight, 7-11, or any other place that serves these 24 oz iced mocha cups full of unicorn goodness. They are refreshing, sweet, and have that little kick of coffee to get you going. My main problem is that once I start buying them, I have a really hard time of stopping. Which after time quickly adds up to around we will say about 15 bucks a week, which turns into 60 dollars a month. The wife is not happy about that. I finally devised a plan that I can have these beautiful drinks, for dirt cheap. 

Coffee cost can add up

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My special recipe...

My recipe is pretty simple and most people that drink coffee have this around. Here is what you need. 

  • Coffee: You can make fresh but I like to use my left overs from my morning brew.
  • Milk or Creamer: I actually like to use a little of both
  • Chocolate: I use Nestle mix but even better is just some Mexican chocolate
  • Ice: Blended or just cubes
  • Whipped Cream: If you want to be fancy

Alright, you now have your basic ingredients and here comes the really hard part. Mixing them together. Preperation

  1. Get a cup and put about 2 tablespoons of milk or cream depending how sweat you want it, I prefer about 2 tablespoons of milk then 1 tablespoon of cream. 
  2. Mix in about 1-2 tablespoons of chocolate again, depending on your taste. 
  3. Drop in some ice, if you plan on blending it, i recommend waiting till you mix in the coffee so that you don't overflow. 
  4. Mix in coffee to the top
  5. Top it off with some whipped cream and powdered  chocolate
  6. Sit back, drink, and enjoy
As you can see this recipe is pretty simple and cheap. If you love iced coffee drinks, I highly recommend making your own. I love coming home and making one of these drinks just because its so refreshing and it cost maybe 25 cents a drink. Hope you enjoy and play around with it and make it your own. Try adding some chai, different types of chocolate or creamer, maybe some booze. Adios


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      JP Carlos 

      7 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Sounds great. I bet it tastes great as well. I'll try it and save on Starbucks expenses.

    • LeisureLife profile image


      7 years ago from USA

      Nice hub, thanks !

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      Maria Janta-Cooper 

      7 years ago from UK

      I see that you live in a hot climate. We are here (MD) much too cold for ice coffee. Hot coffee por favor! In summer I will try your famous recipe. OK?

    • dallaswriter profile image


      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Too bad I closed my coffee shop! We experimented alot with iced coffee and it is by far my favorite. Few people make it right or should I say make it like I like it. I even have to tell the kids at Starbucks how to do it. But in the end, I love that kick too! Iced coffee is by far my favorite though!!! If you get a small espresso maker at home, you will find you like it better than the regular coffee. Unless you like it sweet. I am more of the coffee flavor when it comes to iced coffee! Great hub!!!

    • YoJDawg profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Arroyo Grande

      thank you for the feedback, I had one last night it, it was amazzzzzzing. I actually froze some coffee which made coffee ice cubes, very good to much on with the hot days coming.

    • gr82bme profile image


      7 years ago from USA

      Wow, this sounds great! I am going to try it in the morning. Already had 3 pots of coffee today

      i am going to link this to my hub

      I think we may have something here

      Should we open our own online coffee shop??

      voted up and will share with FB


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