White Chocolate Mocha

White chocolate mocha latte

 The Spruce / Anita Schecter

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
300 Calories
18g Fat
28g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 300
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 278mg 21%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 400mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Are you a fan of the sweet, creamy taste of white chocolate? Does the thought of a white chocolate latte or white chocolate hot cocoa make you weak in the knees? Do you find yourself gravitating to that giant well-known coffee chain and giving in to one of their holiday drinks way too often? We understand and you're not alone.

White chocolate is actually derived from chocolate and contains cocoa butter, sugar, and milk, but not the cocoa solids. It's those solids that give milk or dark chocolate their color and deeper, more bitter flavor. The cocoa solids are also the source of caffeine so, without them, white chocolate doesn't contain the same jolt. The result is a smooth, sweet, craveable confection.

There's good news for the white chocolate latte lovers, though. No, we can't make the cravings stop—you're stuck with those. But what we can do is help you to satisfy those cravings without having to get dressed and walk or drive to the giant coffee palace. This at-home version tastes just as creamy and delicious and is probably less expensive as well.

While the white chocolate mocha at that big famous coffee chain may sound fancy and complicated, it's actually a very simple beverage. You can buy white chocolate sauce as well as white chocolate mocha mixes from other companies, but this from-scratch version will make you think twice. Use your favorite prepared coffee (or espresso, if you like it strong), combine it with a white chocolate and milk sauce and top with sweetened whipped cream—that's all there is to this cup of deliciousness. You can add a teaspoon or so of sugar if you like it extra sweet, but the white chocolate sauce is usually decadent enough.

That's it. No special mixtures or secret sauces required and no need to purchase anything other than a bag of white chocolate chips, assuming there isn't already one available for snacking in your kitchen. Again, we understand. You're not alone.


  • 3/4 cup whole milk, or low-fat

  • 3 tablespoons white chocolate chips

  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee

  • 1 teaspoon sugar, optional

  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream, for garnish

  • Dash ground nutmeg, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Add the milk and the white chocolate chips to a heavy bottom pot. Whisk together, on medium-low heat, until the white chocolate has been incorporated and the sauce is smooth.

  3. Brew a half cup of your favorite coffee or espresso and pour into a cup or mug. Pour the white chocolate milk sauce over the coffee and stir in any additional sugar, if desired.

  4. Top with either homemade or store-bought whipped cream and sprinkle on a light dusting of ground nutmeg.

  5. Serve and enjoy!