Homemade Double-Shot Mocha

June 20, 2020 by 6 Comments

Tired of paying five dollars for your favorite espresso drinks? You can make them at home for less than a dollar! Here is the chocolatey-delicious mocha. With a thick head of frothed milk on top and it’s rich chocolate flavor, blended with a double espresso shot, you’re sure to become addicted!


  • An espresso machine with a frothing arm (we used the Mr. Coffee ecm160. All machines vary, adjust recipe as needed)
  • A heatproof (microwave safe) coffee mug.


2/3 cup water
3 tsp sugar
3 tsp cocoa
2/3 cup milk (2% recommended, whole will work)
Espresso roast coffee

Note: You may adjust to your taste! Use less cocoa if it is too rich, or use more sugar if not sweet enough!

How To Make It:

  1. Measure espresso coffee to the “2 serving” mark in the brew basket
  2. Place water into carafe and pour into espresso machine.
  3. Pour milk into coffee mug.
  4. Put the sugar and cocoa into the carafe.

    You just place the cocoa and sugar in the carafe.

    You just place the cocoa and sugar in the carafe as it brews.

  5. Start the brew.
  6. Switch over to froth/steam when the coffee reaches just under the first mark on carafe.
  7. Froth the milk by just putting arm under the surface of the milk. You do not want the arm to submersed at this point, just barley touching under.
  8. When a thick froth is obtained steam the milk by submersing the arm into milk until milk is heated (cup will begin to get hot)
  9. Switch machine back over to brew and let it finish the brewing cycle.
  10. Turn machine off.
  11. Take carafe and stir so the espresso, cocoa, and sugar are well blended.
  12. Pour espresso/cocoa mixture into frothed milk. As you are pouring you may notice some lumps, so I recommend pour half the mixture and stir again before pouring the rest.


One serving.


Hint: If you are creative you may try to experiment making designs, such at the shown heart while pouring the espresso into the milk!

6 Replies to “Homemade Double-Shot Mocha”

  1. Linda says:

    Looks delicious! I will look into getting one of those espresso machines!

  2. Tanner says:

    That sounds amazing! I will be making one for my morning coffee tomorrow!

  3. Kaylee says:

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, mochas are awesome.

  4. Monica says:

    I want some! I love mocha… I need a machine like yours.

  5. Mary says:

    Tastes so good! Thank you for sharing the ingredients. I love it! 😉

  6. luis marthin says:

    I will be making one for my morning espresso tomorrow!