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Iced Mexican Mocha Recipe

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Are you looking to spice up your coffee game? Well, look no further! This Mexican Mocha aka Mexican hot chocolate will put the perfect amount of pep in your step.

iced Mexican mocha

The spice is mild enough to not knock your socks off but adds just the right amount of kick you help you remember this isn’t your mama’s mocha. However, the heat can be turned up a notch by adding in cayenne pepper as well.

So go open up your spice cabinet, cool some coffee, and get ready to shake things up a bit!

How to Make an Iced Mexican Mocha

Here’s a quick look at the entire process, but keep scrolling for detailed instructions with photos of every step! 

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Iced Mexican Mocha Recipe

Now, let’s get started by setting out everything we’re going to need. 

iced mexican mocha ingredients

Let’s begin by collecting our ingredients. First, you’ll need 1/2 cup of strong brewed cold-coffee, 1/2 cup milk (we used whole), 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 cup water, and some ice. 

iced mexican mocha whisk spices

After that, whisk all of your spices and sugar together.

Next, add water and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well to make a “syrup.”

iced Mexican mocha pour syrup

Next, pour your ice and coffee into your cup and add the spiced “syrup” once it has cooled.

iced Mexican mocha add milk

Finally, pour your milk over it, stir well, and enjoy!

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iced Mexican mocha

Iced Mexican Mocha

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Mexican Mocha is mild enough to not knock your socks off but adds just the right amount of kick you help you remember this isn’t your mama’s mocha. If you're looking to add some pep in your step, you can even add a little dash of cayenne pepper as well! So go open up your spice cabinet, cool some coffee and get ready to shake things up a bit!


  • ½ cup strong brewed cold coffee
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup water
  • Ice


    1. Whisk all your spices and sugar together
    2. Add water and microwave for 30 seconds.
    3. Stir well to make a “syrup”.
    4. Pour your ice and coffee into your cup.
    5. After it cools, add the spiced “syrup."
    6. Then pour your milk, stir well, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 4g
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