Did you know that not all Starbucks chocolate drinks are mocha drinks? Startling right?
Yes, all mocha drinks are chocolate drinks but not all chocolate drinks are mocha drinks. Let me explain the reason.
***Mocha simply means a combination of chocolate and coffee. In a sense, a mocha drink implies chocolate coffee***
So, why the confusion? Well, Starbucks refers to its chocolate sauces as mocha sauces and most people wrongly assume that if a drink has any of these sauces, it’s a mocha drink. These sauces are mocha sauce or dark mocha, white mocha sauce, and toasted white mocha sauce.
For the avoidance of doubt, a mocha drink has both chocolate and coffee. Therefore, hot chocolate is not a mocha drink although it has mocha sauce in it.
This article covers 31 Starbucks mocha drinks for chocolate coffee lovers
Mouthwatering Mocha Drinks from Starbucks
This list starts with iced mocha drinks, followed by hot mocha drinks, and then mocha frappuccinos.
- Iced Caffe mocha
- Oreo cold Brew
- Iced white chocolate mocha
- Valentine’s cold brew
- Iced tuxedo mocha
- Iced toasted white mocha
- Iced shaken espresso with white mocha
- Iced chocolate almond milk shaken espresso
- Cold brew with snickerdoodle cold foam
- Iced coconut milk mocha macchiato
- TikTok iced white mocha
- Chocolate cream cold brew
- Caffe mocha
- Peppermint mocha
- Hazelnut mocha
- Tuxedo mocha
- White chocolate mocha
- Raspberry white mocha
- Toasted white chocolate mocha
- Peppermint white chocolate mocha
- Toffee mocha macchiato
- Raspberry mocha
- Starbucks Reserve dark chocolate mocha
- Mocha frappuccino
- White mocha frappuccino
- Java chip frappuccino
- Mocha cookie crumble frappuccino
- Tuxedo frappuccino
- Peppermint mocha frappuccino
- Nutella frappuccino
- Raspberry chiffon white mocha frappuccino
Starbucks Iced Mocha Drinks to Try this Summer
1. Iced Caffe Mocha
The Iced Caffe mocha is the perfect summer mocha drink when you don’t want a super-sweet beverage to cool you down.
The bittersweet dark chocolate flavor blends with the refreshing notes of espresso in the presence of ice and cold milk. It has a delightful topping of sweet whip cream.
An iced Caffe mocha may be all that you need on a sweltering afternoon. It’s a menu drink so it’s easy to order. Ask for an iced Caffe mocha and that’s it.
2. Oreo Cold Brew (Secret Drink)
Oreo cold brew is an amazing cold mocha drink when you want a bigger punch from a beverage. It’s a secret drink that is fairly easy to order. The baristas will have no trouble making it if you order it correctly.
Oreo cold brew is cold brew coffee with equal pumps of dark mocha and white mocha sauces, and topped with vanilla sweet cream cold foam and cookie crumbles.
To order a venti oreo cold brew, ask for a venti cold brew with two pumps of mocha sauce and two pumps of white mocha sauce with vanilla sweet cream cold foam on top and cookie crumble sprinkles.
If the cookie sprinkles are not available, ask for chocolate curls or mocha drizzle.
3. Iced White Chocolate Mocha
This is your best choice when you want a cold mocha drink with a great balance between the sweetness of the white mocha sauce and the signature espresso flavor.
Its preparation is similar to an iced cafe mocha except that it gets the sweet white chocolate sauce instead of bittersweet mocha.
4. Valentine’s Cold Brew (Secret Drink)
They say that red is the color of love and chocolate is a symbol of love. Imagine combining these two in a Starbucks drink.
What you need to order is a venti cold brew with three pumps of mocha sauce and two pumps of raspberry syrup and then top it with strawberry cold foam and sprinkles of dark chocolate shavings.
5. Iced Tuxedo Mocha (Secret Drink)
Iced tuxedo mocha also goes by the names iced zebra mocha and iced black and white mocha. It’s an iced coffee drink with both white chocolate and dark chocolate sauces, espresso, ice, and milk.
Starbucks sauces are packed with calories so you may not want to add a huge number of pumps to a drink. Therefore, when ordering an iced tuxedo mocha, ask the barista to split the sauce between white chocolate and mocha sauce.
For example, ask for a venti iced cafe mocha with half of the pumps in mocha sauce and the other half in the white mocha sauce.
6. Iced Toasted White Mocha
Iced toasted white mocha is an autumnal drink with toasted white mocha sauce, milk, ice, and espresso. It’s topped with whipped cream and colorful holiday sprinkles.
7. Iced Shaken Espresso with White Mocha (Secret Drink)
The white chocolate sauce is an excellent coffee sweetener even in straight espresso. An iced white mocha shaken espresso starts with white mocha sauce and ice in a shaker. Espresso is added over the ice and shaken. The drink is then topped with a touch of milk.
To order this secret drink, ask for an iced shaken espresso with white mocha sauce instead of classic syrup. The sauce is charged extra.
8. Iced Chocolate Almond Milk Shaken Espresso
This is the only mocha drink on our list that doesn’t use mocha sauce. Instead, Starbucks uses chocolate malt with the malt flavor coming from barley. This powder and ice go into a shaker where espresso is added and the mixture is shaken. It has a bold espresso flavor as it only gets a touch of almond milk
It is a menu drink so you simply ask for an iced chocolate almond milk shaken espresso. The iced chocolate almond milk shaken espresso is low on calories. See other low-calorie cold coffees from Starbucks here.
9. Cold Brew with Snickerdoodle Cold Foam (Secret Drink)
Nothing brings out snickerdoodle flavor like a combination of white chocolate sauce and cinnamon dolce. Fortunately, the two flavors are among Starbucks’ core flavors meaning that you can order them any time of the year.
Cold brew with snickerdoodle cold foam is cold brew coffee topped with a cold foam that is flavored with cinnamon dolce and white mocha sauce. You can also have some cinnamon dolce sprinkles on the cream.
You can have 1-3 pumps of white mocha sauce in the coffee depending on the size of the drink.
When ordering, ask for a grande cold brew with two pumps of white chocolate sauce in the coffee and a topping of cold foam which is flavored with cinnamon dolce and white mocha sauce.
my @Starbucks holiday hack: snickerdoodle cold foam cold brew. ask for a salted cold foam cold brew, hold the salt, add cinnamon dolce syrup to the cold foam, and top with cinnamon dolce sprinkle. 💚☕️ #merrycoffee pic.twitter.com/nnOF7E2KRN— m a l l o r y 💀 (@Malcchiato) December 1, 2019
10. Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato
The iced coconut milk mocha macchiato is made with white mocha sauce, coconut milk, and ice. Espresso is added over the ice so that it floats on the ice cubes. The drink is finished with drizzles of mocha and caramel.
Starbucks iced coconut milk mocha macchiato is refreshingly good on sweltering days.
See other types of macchiatos from Starbucks.
11. TikTok Iced White Mocha (Secret Drink)
TikTok iced white mocha is what you need when you are craving sweet treats. It is an iced white chocolate mocha topped with vanilla sweet cream and drizzled caramel.
12. Chocolate Cream Cold Brew
This is the newest twist to Starbucks cold brew coffee. The drink tastes like milk duds in coffee. It is currently a menu item with vanilla in the coffee and chocolate malt powder in vanilla sweet cream for the cold foam.
the new chocolate cream cold brew from starbucks is very good, highly recommended pic.twitter.com/vchcLFFvIV— claire ☀️ (@willyscarl) May 11, 2022
Starbucks Hot Mocha Drinks
13. Caffe Mocha
Caffe mocha is easily the most popular Starbucks mocha drink. It is the mother of all mocha drinks. Caffe Mocha is a blend of mocha sauce, espresso, and milk with whipped cream at the top.
It is easy to order as you only need to ask for a Caffe mocha.
14. Peppermint Mocha
Starbucks considers peppermint mocha as a holiday special although its core ingredients are in stock throughout the year.
It’s a blend of mocha sauce, peppermint syrup, espresso, and steamed milk with a topping of whip and chocolate shavings.
woah the mocha peppermint frapuccino from starbucks tastes exactly like those After Eight thin chocolates pic.twitter.com/PbykwfHiFl— Harry Amorós (@harryamoros) November 20, 2020
15. Hazelnut Mocha (Secret Drink)
Hazelnut mocha is a personal favorite, especially with blonde espresso. Hazelnut syrup does a good job of adding some sweetness to the bitterness of espresso and dark chocolate. We recommend splitting the flavor pumps between mocha and hazelnut to avoid cloying.
To order a hazelnut mocha, ask for a cafe mocha with blonde espresso and split pumps of mocha sauce and hazelnut syrup.
This means that if a grande size requires 4 pumps of mocha, it gets two pumps of mocha and two pumps of peppermint.
16. Tuxedo Mocha
You can also call it a black and white or zebra mocha. It is essentially a Caffe mocha with half pumps of white mocha sauce and dark mocha sauce.
So when ordering, you ask the barista to substitute half of the mocha sauce with white chocolate sauce.
17. White Chocolate Mocha
A white chocolate mocha is a decadent mocha drink with white mocha sauce, espresso, steamed milk, and whipped cream topping.
It is sweeter than Caffe mocha and has a lower caffeine level than Caffe Mocha as the white mocha sauce adds no caffeine to the drink.
18. Raspberry White Mocha (Secret Drink)
If you are going to try a mocha drink that is out of the ordinary but easy to order, you have to go with the raspberry white chocolate mocha.
Simply order a venti white chocolate mocha with two pumps of white mocha sauce and two pumps of raspberry. It comes with whipped cream.
19. Toasted White Chocolate Mocha (Fall Drink)
Imagine the taste of grilled marshmallows in your coffee and that is what you get from a toasted white chocolate mocha.
It is a fall drink that uses a toasted white mocha sauce. The caramelized white mocha sauce gives this drink balanced sweetness without making it a sugar bomb.
20. Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha
Every time we talk about Starbucks drinks with both peppermint and chocolate, we recommend reducing the number of pumps of these flavors.
Peppermint white chocolate mocha with full pumps is a straight sugar bomb with loads of calories.
The best way to make this drink healthier is to order it with half the number of pumps of the two flavors. You can say, ” Can I have a venti peppermint white chocolate mocha with half pumps of both peppermint and white chocolate sauce?”
21. Toffee Mocha Macchiato
Starbucks toffee mocha macchiato is a unique drink in that it’s only available in Starbucks flavor invention stores. These stores use unsweetened syrups and sauces whereas regular stores, where you most likely get your coffee, use pre-sweetened flavors.
The toffee mocha macchiato gets simple syrup, unsweetened caramel-and-toffee syrups, espresso, and steamed milk with a topping of foam and drizzled mocha.
It’s imprudent to make or order this drink in a regular Starbucks store as the drink would be unhealthily sweet. If you were to reduce the number of pumps of each syrup in a regular store to avoid cloying the drink, the toffee and caramel flavors would be too faint.
22. Raspberry Mocha (Secret)
Raspberry is an underrated flavor that adds depth to a drink when added correctly to a drink. Starbucks raspberry syrup has a strong flavor so you may not want to add more than two pumps of it to a mocha drink.
Raspberry and mocha sauce are a great pair in coffee. To order a raspberry mocha, ask for a grande or venti Caffe mocha with half pumps of mocha sauce and 1-2 pumps of raspberry.
23. Starbucks Reserve Dark Chocolate Mocha
This is an upgrade to the Caffe mocha and you can only find it at Starbucks reserve stores. It combines single-origin specialty espresso with a special dark chocolate powder and steamed milk with no whip.
It has a deeper mocha flavor profile than Caffe mocha.
Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino Drinks
24. Mocha Frappuccino
This was the first-ever chocolate frappuccino from Starbucks and has withstood the test of time. In fact, most of the other chocolate frappuccino drinks are mocha frappuccino spinoffs.
It is probably the most basic chocolate frappuccino that you can get from Starbucks.
Here is a thorough article that explains frappuccino blended beverages.
25. White Mocha Frappuccino
By now you must have realized that for every chocolate drink with dark mocha sauce, Starbucks has a similar drink with white chocolate sauce. This captures the tastes of both white chocolate lovers and dark chocolate lovers.
Like the mocha frappuccino, a white mocha frappuccino is the mother of numerous white mocha frappuccino spinoffs.
Starbucks white mocha drinks do not get a mocha drizzle unless you add it when making your order. See other choices of flavored toppings that you could use for your frappuccino.
26. Java Chip Frappuccino
A java chip frappuccino is the ultimate frappuccino drink for lovers of blended mocha drinks. It is richly chocolatey with mocha sauce and Starbucks special chocolate chips blended with a coffee base, ice, and milk. It gets more chocolate in the form of drizzled mocha over a topping of whipped cream.
27. Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino
If you are for extra whipped cream and a gritty twist in your frappuccino drink, try the layered mocha cookie crumble frappuccino.
It has everything in a java chip frappuccino and some! It is essentially a java chip frappuccino with layers of whipped cream and chocolate cookie crumbs at the bottom and more cookie crumbs at the top.
It is a menu item so just ask for a mocha cookie crumble frappuccino.
28. Tuxedo Frappuccino (Secret)
A tuxedo frappuccino is one of the rarely ordered drinks which are quite good. A tuxedo frappuccino is a frappuccino with coffee and both mocha and white mocha sauces. It is topped with whipped cream and a mocha drizzle.
How to order a tuxedo Frappuccino: ” Can I have a mocha frappuccino with half pumps of dark mocha sauce and white mocha sauce?”
Starbucks Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino is pretty great… 💕 pic.twitter.com/pc2RQZ4uGE— Emily Grabill (@Emmy6497) December 30, 2016
29. Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino
Peppermint with mocha is a common theme in Starbucks mocha drinks. A peppermint mocha frappuccino, as the name suggests, is a mocha frappuccino with peppermint syrup.
So you simply order a mocha frappuccino and add peppermint syrup to it.
30. Nutella Frappuccino (Secret)
This is a delightfully nutty blended drink that combines toffee nut, hazelnut, and mocha sauce with ice and milk. It’s topped with whipped cream, drizzled mocha, and chocolate curls.
A Nutella frappuccino can be too sugary considering that you are blending three flavors in the drink and then adding sweet toppings.
If the sugars throw you off, ask for fewer pumps to cut down on them.
31. Raspberry Chiffon White Mocha Frappuccino (Secret)
The raspberry chiffon white mocha frappuccino is only available at the invention stores that test and develop Starbucks flavors.
It is a white mocha frappuccino with unsweetened raspberry, vanilla, and hazelnut syrups.