DIY Starbucks White Mocha

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.

Houston lifestyle blogger Uptown with Elly Brown shares her tried and true DIY Starbucks White Mocha copycat recipe.

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.

Houston lifestyle blogger Uptown with Elly Brown shares her tried and true DIY Starbucks White Mocha copycat recipe.

  • 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.

Houston lifestyle blogger Uptown with Elly Brown shares her tried and true DIY Starbucks White Mocha copycat recipe.

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.

Houston lifestyle blogger Uptown with Elly Brown shares her tried and true DIY Starbucks White Mocha copycat recipe.

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.

 

P.S. Check out my DIY STARBUCKS MEDICINE BALL, it’s perfect if you have a cold!

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17 comments on “DIY Starbucks White Mocha

  • Whitney love says:

    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! ?

    • Elly says: https://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      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.

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says: http://charmainenyw.com

    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. 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

    • Elly says: https://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      thank you dear! This is SO good, and a great replacement and it’ll save you $$

  • nicole says:

    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?

    • Elly says: https://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      Hey Nicole, yup just that, just add peppermint, and you’ll be good to go!

  • Katie says:

    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!

    • Elly says: https://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      have you tried it with Soy or almond milk? oh wait, you can’t because of the condensed milk huh?

  • The coffee Blog says: http://www.coffeeinblog.com

    Espresso machine is one of my favourite and works really good. Thanks for sharing wonderful information.

  • The coffee Blog says: http://www.coffeeinblog.com

    Espresso machine is one of my favorite and works really good. Thanks for sharing wonderful information.

  • Coffee In Blog says: https://www.coffeeinblog.com/

    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 😀

  • James says: http://coffeemakingworld.com

    I like Starbuck white mocha but have no clue how to make it. I definitely will save this weekend.

  • Caffeine Brothers says: http://caffeinebrothers.co/

    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!

  • Coffee Philippines says: http://caffeinebrothers.co/

    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!

  • Donna B Campbell says: http://dinnerandacraft.blogspot.com

    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.
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    • Elly says: https://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      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!

  • Marty says: https://coffeetime.com.au

    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.
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