Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Copy Cat Starbuck's White Chocolate Mocha

 
Ever since I made those Homemade Gingerbread Latte’s  I've been going crazy hunting down Latte recipes to make.

I will admit it I'm hooked! I never really thought to make copy cat versions of my favorite coffee drinks, but I really think it's the way to go.

Don't get me wrong Starbucks is still the best, but I just cant afford my coffee addiction. Making them myself will really save me so much money.
 
I was searching on the Internet and came across a copy cat version for my favorite Starbuck's White Chocolate Mocha.  

I have to admit using the Vanilla Syrup is definitely the way to go, but the syrup can be hard to find at times. We did find it online and have some on order but, until then I'm using this copy cat version I found.
Update: Starbucks sells the flavored syrups.


I was so surprised at how similar it tastes to the real deal. It was so creamy and yummy. This would be perfect to make for New Year Eve.
 
What I love about this recipe is that is can easily be doubled or tripled. I prepared mine using the double boiler method, but I was thinking this could also be prepared in the crock pot for a party or large get together. 

After the chocolate chips melt just add the coffee and keep it on the warm setting. Make sure to place the whipped cream and garnishes next to the crock pot for your guests. 

These are the ingredients you will need: Whole Milk (I think 2% would work just as well), Strong Hot Coffee, White Chocolate Chips (Nestle Premium or Ghirardelli, Whipped Cream, Cinnamon and White chocolate shaving (optional)


I used the double boiler method that way the milk would not burn or scorch. I don't own a double boiler, but you can just make your own by adding the water to a pot and placing a glass bowl on top of the pot. This works just as well.

Add the milk and white chocolate chips to the glass bowl.
Bring the water to a boil then lower the heat a bit and simmer. Stir the white chocolate. At first it will stick together a bit as the chips start to melt, but it doesn't take long for the white chocolate to start to melt.

Make sure your milk is hot and steamy before you mix everything together. The white chocolate chips just melt away so nicely.
 


 I added about 1/4 cup of the milk mixture to a latte mug. Then added about a 1/2 cup hot coffee and then finish it off with more of the milk mixture. Using a spoon mix everything together. Add a nice dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for garnish. 





 
Copy Cat Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha

Ingredients:
2/3 - cup whole milk
1/2 cup white chocolate baking chips
1/2 cup freshly brewed strong coffee
whipped cream, garnish
cinnamon. garnish
white chocolate shavings, garnish

Directions:
Add milk and chocolate chips to saucepan or double boiler and heat until the white chocolate chips are melted and milk is hot.

While the chips are melting start the coffee.Pour about 1/4 cup of the milk mixture into a large coffee mug.

Add about 1/2 cup hot coffee and more of the milk mixture until it reaches the top of the mug. Make sure to save enough room for a dollop of whipped cream.

If desired, garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon, or chocolate shavings. Makes enough for 2 small mugs or one large latte mug.

Recipe yields: 1- 2 Latte's


Cook's Note: This recipe can be easily doubled to make 3 large Latte Mugs. I love to double and triple this recipe and add it to a crock pot on the warm setting. This is wonderful during the holiday season.
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105 comments:

Tiffany said... #

Oh wow! That looks really yummy. I'v found vanilla syrup at Walmart in the coffee aisle. I know they have hazelnut too and maybe another flavor.

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Hi Tiffany, I have the vanilla syrup as well. The white chocolate is so hard to find, they recommend using the White Chocolate Sauce instead of syrup to make the white chocolate mochas. Torani makes one but I only found the sauce online. Hey did you know you can add the vanilla to cake recipes and to coke a cola as well to make a vanilla coke how fun is that. Walmart sells the Divinci Brand the bottle are $3.63 each a steal. I found mine at Tom Thumb for $5.69 each, Torani brand (12oz bottles) We have a coffe house (Java Ranch) they sell the 6oz Torani brand for $4 I asked to purchase a large vanilla sauce and they just dropped their jaw and said we cant sell that to you. But now worry i found it online at the Torani website. Ü The recipe possibilites are endless.

♥Reeni said... #

Another delicious one! I love it, white chocolate is my fave, too!

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said... #

Oh my!!! I must try this one, I love WCM's :) I've tried one recipe before, very different from this and it wasn't good at all! Thanks for sharing!!!

Tanya said... #

Confession here..I never had coffee from Starbucks. Not only do I not drink coffee, but we live in the boonies nowhere near one. However, this looks wonderful!

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Thanks Reeni!!!

Mandi welcome to my site I love seeing and hearing from new readers. You mush try this WCM it really is good. I was surprised myself.

Tanya I feel so lucky that you stopped by my site. I love YOURS!! I make a point to stop by The Sunday Baker everyday. I would love to live out in the boonies. I dont drink much coffee just my one cup in the morning but the WCM are treats for me I dont get them often so this is great to make them at home. The gingerbread ones are awesome as well.

My New 30 said... #

That looks really good! You have ME craving lattes now LOL!!

Live.Love.Eat said... #

Hey there!! I have been a stranger I know but I have missed coming here so I am catching up. And this is a great place to start. I do love Starbucks Lattes, otherwise I am fine with plain coffee from anywhere except Dunkin Donuts. This looks awesome!!!!

Happy New Year my friend!!!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said... #

Tina, what a wonderful recipe. I will have to try that tonight. Have a great New Year neighbor. May all your wishes come true in 2009. Love and hugs.

Joie de vivre said... #

I love copycat versions! Have you come across one for the salted caramel hot chocolate yet? Happy New Year!

Malar Gandhi said... #

Aa my my, I love the same one too...sounds nice, you could make them at home!!! Good job dear.

•°o.O.Maryanne.O.o°• said... #

That would save me $5.00 each time I need a pick me up. To think I could be having this at HOME? YUMMY!

Audrey said... #

Happy New Year!! Love your blog! Look forward to reading more recipes in '09.

Tiffany said... #

I nominated your blog for an award! Check out my cooking blog for the scoop on it.

Noor said... #

OMG girl that looks so good. Hey did you know if you go to my blog under Free I have a free Starbuck recipe ebook you can download? I bet you will like it. :)

Wow and I thought TN folks were the only one who did that black eye pea for goodluck thing. I never liked them my mom was always like "you gotta eat just one at least", lol.

Anonymous said... #

Greetings from Willcox Arizona
Oh My Gosh Your CopyKat Starbuck's White Chocolate Mocha was the Bomb of the Bombs. I made this this morning and my hubby & I were in Heaven.... We have spent so much at Starbucks & Moxie Java. Now I can make it anytime! Thanks and Have a Great Day! Lisa Hose

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Oh wow thank you so much for the nice comment. Thats the same reaction i said when me and my husband tasted it. It trully is divine and so much cheaper than starbucks.

Melinda-LookWhatMomFound said... #

sounds good!! gonna have to try

Satchell said... #

Enjoying this little beaut now!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Desirae said... #

My favorite Starbucks drink! Can't wait to try it in my own kitchen. Thank you for sharing!

Desirae

Miss M. Possible said... #

Thanks a ton for sharing this! I can't wait to try it, so I can stop giving starbucks my money!

MattDJ said... #

Yeah! Can't wait to try this. This is easily my favorite coffee drink and to be able to make it at home (so I can have it more!) is going to be great. Thanks for posting! Beautiful blog. :-)

Anonymous said... #

i loved white chocolate mocha when i was on holiday in the usa its a shame they don't do them in the uk but i can try make my own now thank you

Sarah in Houston said... #

OMG!! You are my hero! This is my favorite coffee drink ever and I have always wanted to know how to make it! Thank you thank you thank you!! I love your whole website by the way.

Katy said... #

This is fantastic! It's my favorite starbucks recipe, but I can't afford to buy it very often. But, for less than $2 I can make it now. It was absolutely delicious!! Thank you!

Anonymous said... #

You can also check big lots....they have the vanilla Torani in stock most of the time

Janet said... #

I just happened on your site when I was looking for the nutritional information on Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha. I have been making my own version of the mocha for a while now and mine is so similar to yours...the only difference is I use 2% milk and my process is different because I have a cappuccino machine. Great to see somebody else is making them at home too! If I wouldn't have started weight watchers I would never have looked them up and then I would have missed out on a new place to check for recipes!
Janet

Anonymous said... #

Wow! My wife was insistent that she have a Starbucks White Choc Mocha every morning...this was the BEST!! She was unsure and skeptical but is now convinced of this recipie!! Thank you thank you THANK YOU!!

Anonymous said... #

I have two words for you....
THANK YOU!!!!!!! I JUST made this for the very first time... it's still hot so I have to wait for it to cool but I couldn't resist a taste.. so far the two sips I've had... I LOVE that I can make this at home!!!
I am very new to the whole coffee drinking scene, can't stand the taste of coffee..but I love hot chocolate. So one day when I was about to drop dead I stopped by the Starbucks stand in Target and asked them for a recomendation.. they gave me a WCM.. and I fell in love! However,any of our Starbucks are about 30 mins away across town..
So, it is just awesome that I can now make it for myself!! I didn't have a very strong coffee on hand so I just added some extra of the little package of trial coffee that I had..seems to have worked just fine.
My caffiene/chocolate addiction thank you and so does my wallet! :)

Amanda said... #

Just found this and just had to try it out on my family.. Turned out sooo awesome that my family wants me to make this again.. Thank you zoo much for posting this easy to follow receipe

Leah said... #

I have just found a new favorite website!! I love it :)

MidnightPrism said... #

Great recipe! I love white-chocolate mocha and have been wanting to make it at home.

Ginger said... #

You can buy the vanilla syrup at Costco Business centers (AKA, Commercial Costco, not the regular ones), and also Cost-Plus World Market, if you have those in Texas. :)

Anonymous said... #

How do you get the white chocolate chips not to get hard as the drink starts to cool. I have tried this and it gets grainy when it cools down a bit

Anonymous said... #

this is abosolutely DELICIOUS!! i was going to the store to get stuff for blueberry muffins and wanted to try this out too... i was really hoping these would taste good because i spend so much money at starbucks! well done!

alicia said... #

I make this ALL the time. It is just as good as starbucks. If I do go to starbucks, I now get a regular coffee and tell then to put double pumps of white chocolate syrup and add cream. Tastes just like the white chocolate mocha, but for half the price.

Mrs. Mohnster said... #

Looks yummy, thanks! My hubby will like this. You can make your own vanilla syrup, just make a simple syrup and add a vanilla bean to it. Simple, and cheaper!

Darcie said... #

wow i was seriously thinking today that I wish I could make a coffee as good as a white chocolate starbucks mocha, its my favorite!
I'm so excited to try it!
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Riahgrl86 said... #

I absolutely love white chocolate mocha's! Best coffee drink ever! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I am trying this tomorrow.

redkcmom said... #

It is Dec. 20th and it was nice to have a white chocolate mocha at home by the fireplace. I really enjoyed this recipe. Keep them coming.

Anonymous said... #

Hi, your recipe looks yummy and I cant wait to try it! Fyi, you can get a big bottle of white chocolate syrup with a pump at SMART AND FINAL stores if you have one in you area a nd I think it is the ghiradelli brand!

Cas3y said... #

Just made this Cmas eve morn & deeelish! Does anyone know though if leftovers can be stored in fridge?? Yumo & thanks for sharing!!

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

I always store the leftovers in the frige, so I can enjoy it again the next day. Just reheat and enjoy.

Kristen Turner said... #

I love this recipe and make it ALL THE TIME! Thank you! Just shared it with my readers so hopefully they will be stopping by your page soon :) http://titus2workinprogress.blogspot.com/2012/01/twelve-months-of-gift-of-romance.html

Anonymous said... #

Amazing!!!!!! I have been drinking a venti white mocha everyday for years. And finally admitted to myself that it is costing me to much money to keep up with my habit. So happy I found this recipe now I can still have my coffee everyday and save $5 a day

Margot said... #

I found your recipe on Pinterest & in a word...fabulous!! Thanks for sharing, now I have to check out all of your other wonderful recipes!

Anonymous said... #

I just made this with Ghirardelli white chocolate morsels I had left over in my pantry. I used half and half instead of milk, and I microwaved the half and half and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds, took out whisked it and microwaved for 30 more seconds. So easy and delicious! It tasts JUST like Starbucks' white chochlate mocha. Thank you for the recipe!

Anonymous said... #

Any suggestions as to how to convert this recipe to an Iced White Mocha?

Brianne said... #

I can't wait to try this!! I think I will try a pump
Of raspberry or blueberry in mine. Thanks!!

Anonymous said... #

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for posting this recipe. This is unbelievably close to Starbucks. I have fixed this a couple of times for my husband and myself and just can't believe how easy it was to fix something this delicious at home! :)

Ally said... #

I just made it for the first time... thank you its amazing! I cut the white chocolate a bit, because although I looooove white choc mocha from starbucks it's def more of a dessert then my morning coffee... fabulous!!!

Kim said... #

My ALL TIME fav is the White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks. I'd managed to get a bit of the same flavor by making peppermint simple syrup but never could get the rest of the flavor just right. You did it!!! I can't wait to try this and add to my peppermint syrup!!! I usually only drink one cup a day, so could I make this and store it in the fridge for future cups? How will it affect the texture of the milk/chocolate? Will it smooth back out once it's warmed up? Oh I just can't WAIT to try this!!!

Kristy said... #

You also can buy the flavor syrups right from the Starbucks store.

Amber @ Wickless Candles said... #

This sounds delicious! This too is one of my favorite Starbucks drink.....what do you think about making it iced??? :)

tammy.franks said... #

ok this does sound wonderful and for christmas morning I would love to make this ......where does the crock pot come into play?? LOL do you mix it all together except the whipped cream and just dish out cupfulls???thanks for this recipe!

Tina Butler said... #

It was listed in the post about the crock pot, but I will paste it here as well.

Crock Pot: Prepare the milk mixture in the double boiler and then place it in a covered crock pot on the warm setting.

Make a pot of strong coffee and place it next to the crock pot along with the whipping cream, cinnamon or white chocolate shavings. Your guests can make their own White Chocolate Mocha's. Or if you plan early enough you can just prepare the entire recipe in the crock pot.

Anonymous said... #

If you have a cash n carry in your area they carry 100's of syrup flavors and the white chocolate sauce.. Costco also carries wc sauce.

heyfields said... #

I don't know if anyone else said this but….you can buy Starbuck's syrup at any Starbucks as long as they have enough in stock. I have purchased their Caramel and Raspberry syrups. The bottle is 1 liter (33.8 oz) and only costs $8.00. Much better than getting the 12 oz bottles at Walmart for $3-4!

Anonymous said... #

I am literally drinking one right now that I made using your recipe. Amazing! Thanks!!

Anonymous said... #

Hey just an FYI Starbucks sells most ingredients they use to make their drinks. Coffee, caramel sauce and all of the flavored syrups as well.

Anonymous said... #

Just made it. It tastes great. Thank you for the recipe.

tina.ari said... #

HI! I found you through Pinterest...and I totally can't wait to try this recipe! As soon as I post this comment, I'm going to look through the rest of your blog (which I have bookmarked)! :)

Anonymous said... #

Love Love Love This!!! I Never Am A Fan For Any Coffee Except Starbucks And This Taste Just Like It!! Thank You So Much For Sharing!! White Chocolate Is My Absolute Favorite

Julia said... #

I love Starbucks! I can't wait to try this as soon as it starts snowing:)!! Thank you for posting this recipe!

Anonymous said... #

you mention vanilla syrup when talking abou the drink but then don't list it in the ingredients- so I am confused. Do you use vanilla syrup and how much do you use?

Tina Butler said... #

The vanilla syrup was mentioned in the intro to the post. It stated that all the recipe I found online contained vanilla syrup and that it was so hard to find, so I used this recipe instead.

Amelia said... #

Thank you for posting this recipe! I do not like coffee at all, but have been trying to find a 'warm me up' drink for the cold months ahead, and I think I just did. This is delicious!

Kris said... #

Looks deelish! Winter, here I come!

Adrienne Wells said... #

I just stumbled upon your recipe on Pnterest the other day and decide I just had to try it. I am in LOVE with Starbucks and their white mocha! I decided I would try it a little different though. I made it in the microwave; I heated the milk for about 2 minutes and then added the chocolate chips, I microwaved in 30 second durations about 3 times until it was all blended and smooth. I have a Keurig so I just made a strong cup of espresso. It turned out great. I made extra to put in the fridge and try iced tomorrow.

Chrystal A. said... #

I was out of coffee creamer and came across your recipe on pinterest. Lucky for me, I had white choc chips on hand and whipped up a batch. It was AMAZING!! I recently got hooked on these but at almost $5 a pop its a very rare indulgence. Now I can enjoy one any time! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said... #

This was AMAZING!!! But I added a tablespoon of chocolate milk powder do the milk and its amazing! Thank you so much! You just saved me 4$ a day haha!

Anonymous said... #

I just made this, and it is perfection!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Anonymous said... #

Almost all of Starbucks syrups can be purchased from any Starbucks store....and they are cheap (around $7/bottle). Just ask the barista to get you one from the back. You can't buy the mocha, pumpkin spice, or white mocha...BUT they have lots of vanilla on hand always.

I'm a former manager. The recipes are easy to recreate at home.

Kim said... #

Wouldn't you just love 1% of all the savings you have afforded everyone from your recipe?! You could retire a wealthy momma! Haha!

Thanks for the post! Looking forward to indulging!

Anonymous said... #

WOW! This taste just like Starbucks. Thank you so much Tammy.

Tanya said... #

another fabulous looking recipe, so glad I found your blog today :)

Anonymous said... #

This recipe sounds wonderful and I will be trying it very soon. I just wanted to mention that you can buy the Torani White Chocolate SAUCE at World Market. I use about 1/4 cup of coffee, 3/4 cups of milk and 1-2 T. of the sauce. I am sure the sauce could be substituted in your recipe if you haven't any white chocolate chips! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Unknown said... #

I am IMPRESSED! I've tried many "copycat" recipes that were awful (many of which were probably user error), but this tasted amazing! Thank you so much! Very easy, and very yummy.

Anonymous said... #

This is a serious question that no one anywhere seems willing or able to answer. I'm surprised to never see it asked, either...and I've read many comments full of "stupid" questions! My own opinion is that no question is a stupid question, until it's been answered repeatedly within the same group, maybe. Many coffee recipes use it as an ingredient. What is considered "strong coffee"? I prefer instant, but ground will work. Please respond.

Keri B said... #

How would I go about making this to take it to a Christmas party in a crock pot?

Heather said... #

I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this, but if you have a Starbucks around you, you can actually buy a large bottle of their vanilla syrup for about 8 bucks!

Shannon said... #

So, is this whipping cream or whipped cream? You mentioned both but whipped cream is pictured.

Anonymous said... #

I can't wait to try this, I've been wanting to try the white chocolate Mocha at Starbucks for a while now, but my dad is cheap and won't spend the money on it (I don't blame him though :P) I swear, if I like this, you will save my college experience :) I'll probably make this tomorrow to get my christmas presents cranked out tomorrow. Making everything by hand is tough, but any energy I get will help.

Anonymous said... #

I made this today and kept it warm in the crockpot. It was so easy and everyone loved it! Thanks!

Caitlin Kilcullen said... #

Made this substituting the whole milk for 1/2 heavy cream 1/2 skim milk. Fabulous!!

Tina Butler said... #

Anonymous,
Strong coffee is just as it states. Regular coffee made stronger. To make strong coffee just increase the amount of ground coffee by half a scoop for every scoop of coffee you use.

Here is a link on how to make strong espresso type coffee using instant coffee.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080211025253AAR9ImP

laura krolikowski said... #

Just made this and I love it. I put it on ice and added more coffee. Perfect.

Anonymous said... #

Awesome!!!!
We bought chocolate chips, strong coffee, milk and cool whip. It tastes great!!! But I'm confused
Would it taste even better adding vanilla extract or vanilla syrup?

Tina Butler said... #

Did you use chocolate chips or white chocolate chips? Your comment says chocolate chips?? If you use white chocolate chips you don't need vanilla extract or vanilla syrup. Cool whip isn't a ingredients in the listing. We garnished ours with whipped cream.

Anonymous said... #

Just tried this...not gonna lie, I could get use to it : )

Vicki Sheets said... #

Albertsons here in Texas has the white chocolate mocha syrup

Anonymous said... #

Add a shot of peppermint syrup to it. Ahhmaazinng.

Anonymous said... #

Brilliant, tastes just like the Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha. Definitely my new favorite; will be making this a lot this winter!

Brandie Skibinski said... #

Pinning this one Tina!!

Anonymous said... #

Just tried this! very yummy! I used banana bread coffee. It was great.

kristina kirk said... #

Hi I am wondering just how to mke the sauce I have an espresso machine so I'm guessing just melting some white chocolate chips will work?

Anonymous said... #

Wow! Thanks for putting this recipe online. I love it!! Tastes so much like starbucks. Then second time I did it I tried half white chocolate chips n half regular chocolate chips and it tastes like a mocha. But white chocolate is my fav. Thank you again!!!

Heather said... #

I made this this morning, and it was sooo good, but TONS of calories!!! Any thoughts on how to make this drink "skinny"??

Brandi said... #

I thank you so much for this recipe! i have simplified it a bit, so thought i would share. I brew the coffee in my pot, then add to the pot the milk (i use skim for the "skinny version") and the choc chips. Let that meld for a bit and pour it in my cup. it is awesome and faster than the double boiler method! All my friends are raving about it as well :)
Cheers!

Jim said... #

Hi Tina,
Was just reading your blog. First let me say I love white chocolate mocha. I too was spending $$$ at the coffee houses. When I retired, I bought my own espresso machine and found the white chocolate mocha syrup. While using the syrup I noticed it looked and smelled like sweetened condensed milk. Low and behold I have be using sweetened condensed milk in my lattes for years and it is much cheaper than the white chocolate mocha mix or the vanilla syrup. I do also use the vanilla syrup for my iced drinks, but for hot whites the sweetened condensed milk works great. In Hawaii they call it Thai coffee or Hawaiian coffee. It is the bomb and does not harden as it cools. I use espresso, non-fat milk, and 1 and 1/2 ounces of sweetened condensed milk for a 20 ounce drink. You can adjust the ratios to suit your own taste.

yeaa summer said... #

I can't find chocolate chips. Can I just use regular white chocolate?

Emily Keith said... #

Just made this and it is amazing!

Tricia Silva said... #

Oh sweet lords of Kobol! Thank you for posting this! I am addicted to Starbucks' White Chocolate Mocha and I'm spending a year abroad and they have no Starbucks! How insane is that!?!?! Thank you! Thank you!

Anonymous said... #

How do you measure out the recipe to make a crock pot full?

Anonymous said... #

This is SO good! Drinking a cup right now!