I loooove my coffee. But I am also verrry picky about my coffee. Years ago, I used to work and manage a Starbucks kiosk inside a grocery store. That was when my love for the Starbucks white mocha was born.
Fast forward 12 years later, I still to this day ONLY drink a white mocha, and in the winter it’s a peppermint white mocha. Boring, I know.. but I like my coffee sweet, and I’m a creature of habit.
Drinking a Starbucks white mocha every day can get very expensive. And, over the years I have tried countless variations of DIY white mocha, and none have succeeded… until a few weeks ago. I have FINALLY found a recipe, and man it is sooo good.
Before we dive into the recipe, I wanted to share a few tips on how to make your very own white mocha at home.
- This works best with an espresso machine versus a drip coffee machine. When you order a white mocha at Starbucks, they make it with espresso shots vs. drip coffee and milk. This DOES make a difference in how your coffee tastes.
- I have personally bought several coffee machines, and although the Breville is pricey, it is worth every penny (and my favorite machine to date). If you can add this bad boy to your Christmas list, I would highly suggest doing so.
- Your DIY Starbucks white mocha needs to be 80% milk and 20% coffee. Next time you do order yourself a white mocha at Starbucks, pay close attention to the barista and how much milk they use and the color of your coffee.
- I use my reusable coffee cup from Starbucks which holds 16oz. I pour two shot glasses for my espresso and those equal to about 2oz. Therefore, it ends up being about 14oz of milk. Jordan teases me and says I have coffee with my milk. #sorrynotsorry
- I do not refrigerate my DIY sauce, and for a 16oz cup of coffee, I use two tablespoons of the white chocolate sauce.
Lastly, here are the ingredients, measurements along with how to make your very own Starbucks white mocha…
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 can of evaporated milk (you can use ½ can, that will make it a bit thicker).
1/3 cup of sugar
1 tbs Vanilla Extract
6 ounces of white chocolate
First, melt your chocolate in the microwave following the instructions from the package.
Second, combine all ingredients together in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until smooth.
Remove pan from the stove, let cool, and stir occasionally to keep the sauce from hardening.
Note* I would not recommend using the sauce for more than two weeks. If sauce hardens, run under hot water.
Now pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy :).
I would love to hear from you when (and if) you make this! Did you like it, did you make any tweaks? Share below! Thank you so much for stopping by, have a great day.
WATCH HOW I MAKE MY WHITE MOCHA HERE:
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I am SO excited to try this! Love me a white mocha and I actually have the same Breville that is in your picture. It was a Christmas/Push present from the hubs….it is THE best! So I have a question for ya. Does the sauce need to be refrigerated? And how much of it do you add to your own drink? Add to taste, I suppose? Thanks so much for sharing! ?
oh great questions! I will have to edit my post to include those. So I do not refrigerate the sauce, and I use two tablespoons, but that would depend on how sweet, and how many oz your cup is.
Awesome, definitely trying this at home since I never go to Starbucks on account of it being too overpriced (I’m way stingy, haha!). It looks delicious. 🙂
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thank you dear! This is SO good, and a great replacement and it’ll save you $$
I have been looking at a way to create my own white mocha also! BUT I love the peppermint white chocolate mocha. Any ideas? Would I just add a couple of pumps of peppermint syrup into my coffee?
Hey Nicole, yup just that, just add peppermint, and you’ll be good to go!
Back when I used to drink dairy this was my GO-TO drink.. sadly I don’t anymore and I don’t know if any subsitutes that could work with this.. but I bet it’s delish!
have you tried it with Soy or almond milk? oh wait, you can’t because of the condensed milk huh?
Espresso machine is one of my favourite and works really good. Thanks for sharing wonderful information.
Espresso machine is one of my favorite and works really good. Thanks for sharing wonderful information.
havent really tried mocha before (from starbucks or anywhere) but have heard and read a lot about it. was just wondering about it so searched about it. read your article, its pretty interest provoking and i feel like i wanna try mocha now 😀
I like Starbuck white mocha but have no clue how to make it. I definitely will save this weekend.
Oh my gosh these are some clever ideas for making starbucks at home. I LOVE the white mocha syrup. My favorite thing to make at home that I can get at starbucks is green matcha latte but with almond milk, yum!
These are some clever ideas for making starbucks at home. I LOVE the white mocha syrup. My favorite thing to make at home that I can get at starbucks is green matcha latte but with almond milk, yum!
White Mochas are always my go-to also. I made this sauce and added it to my coffee. Unfortunately, I don’t actually use milk in my lattes/coffee drinks. I use some sort of milk alternative b/c I dislike the taste of milk. This sauce tasted too much like sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk to me. Not enough white chocolate flavor. Not sure if it is b/c I used Ghiradelli White chocolate chips instead of the wafers or what. I will probably have to use this sauce for some sort of dessert or something. Was worth a shot to try and recreate instead of buying the sauce.
Hey Donna! Oh no, I am so sorry to hear that! Maybe do try more white chocolate and let me know if that works better!
Thanks for the post, Elly. That is some serious dedication right there! Good to hear you finally got there with your recipe – even if it took you 12 years 😀 I’m gonna have to give it a go.
Just scored a deal on the Breville Oracle touch! Super excited to try it out and like you the white mocha from Starbucks is my all one fav. Can you share instructions on how to prepare? Do you add the white sauce to the espresso after you froth?
Hi Raquel! Thank you so much for commenting and reading. How awesome that you got a Breville, you will not go back, promise! I just uploaded a short video I did on IG to show you the order here in the blog post (scroll up to see). Hope it helps, and if you have any other questions, let me know!
Wow that’s look delicious. And the video is very cool and in depth. Wish you every success.
I love the video instructions! DIY White Mocha is a very delicious drink and is something really cool to brew at home. Thanks for the recipe and the video
Oh I think I missed this one… thanks for shairng…
Thanks for sharing so wonderful ideas.
Wow, this is looking so delicious and yummy mocha recipe. I really love it. Thank you for sharing it.
I love this mocha coffee. This is looking so delicious and tasty coffee. I will surely try this at home. thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe article.
thank you, Elica! Hope you enjoy your cup!
This is the best White Mocha Coffee Ever.
I am SO excited to do that! Love me a white mocha and I surely have the identical Breville this is on your picture. It become a Christmas/Push gift from the hubs….It’s far THE high-quality! So I even have a question for ya. Does the sauce want to be refrigerated? And how much of it do you upload in your own drink? Add to flavor, I think? Thanks so much for sharing! ?
That Breville is THE BEST! It does unless you’re going to use it under a week. It does have condensed milk so that’s why. I would do about a spoonful or two! You’ll have to use as much as you want for desired taste really!
I like white mocha coffee it seems delicious and yummy. Thanks for sharing
I like white mocha coffee it seems delicious. Thanks for sharing such an amazing blog
This is the best ever mocha coffee i have ever seen.
Thanks for sharing.
been looking for this recipe for so long