If you’re wondering how to create a Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha, you can do it with a few easy ingredients. You probably have everything you need for a tasty brew in your kitchen right now.
To make a Starbucks iced white mocha with sweet cream foam, you’ll need some espresso, ice, and white chocolate sauce. For the foam, you’ll need heavy whipping cream and vanilla flavoring. Once you’ve combined these ingredients in separate cups, you can add a dollop of foam on top of your drink.
This post will teach you how to create the Starbucks Iced White Mocha and the sweet cream foam that adds flavor. Also, I’ll describe the taste of sweet cream foam for those who haven’t yet had the pleasure of enjoying it.
What’s in a Starbucks Iced White Mocha?
According to Starbucks, their Iced White Mocha contains the following:
- Vanilla Syrup
- Whipped Cream
- Brewed Espresso
- White Chocolate Mocha Sauce
The ingredients are straightforward, except the espresso and mocha sauce.
Which Espresso Beans To Use?
Remember that freshly brewed espresso produces the most pleasing results, but there are just as delicious alternatives.
What Is White Chocolate Mocha Sauce and Where To Get It?
The white chocolate mocha sauce is a mixture of sugar, condensed milk, sweetened milk, coconut oil, corn syrup, and cocoa butter. It may also include natural flavors and a preservative. You can purchase the exact Starbucks chocolate sauce online.
All it takes is a quick search for Fontana White Chocolate Mocha Sauce on Amazon.com. You can also get it at Walmart.
With a few pumps of this combination, you can turn any espresso into a Starbucks drink.
The quantity of sauce you’ll need is determined by the size of the beverage you’re making. You should use two pumps for a 12 oz. (354.89 mL) drink. If you’re preparing a Starbucks grande, use three pumps instead.
You Can Also Make White Chocolate Mocha Sauce at Home
There are only three ingredients in homemade chocolate sauce, and it requires few things:
- Half and half (milk and cream)
- Spoon or spatula
- White chocolate. You can use white chocolate chips or a chocolate bar but ensure that they are of premium quality.
After you’ve collected all of your ingredients and tools, do the following:
- Start by heating the half and half in a saucepan. You can remove the pan from the flame as soon as it begins to boil.
- Add the white chocolate to the heated cream. To incorporate the chocolate into the cream, aggressively whisk.
- When the mixture is smooth, you’re done stirring.
- Add the butter once you’ve thoroughly mixed the white chocolate and cream. The sauce should be hot enough to melt the butter.
- Stir once more to integrate into the sauce.
- When everything is smooth, allow the mixture to cool and keep it in an airtight container until ready to use.
White chocolate can often be stored for up to 6 months before spoiling. However, keep an eye out for strange odors or discoloration in your sauce.
This Youtube video will show you how to prepare homemade white chocolate mocha sauce:
Is the Whipped Cream Homemade?
According to certain baristas, the whipped cream used by Starbucks is often a whipping cream with additional flavoring. However, in most cases, any heavy whipping cream will suffice.
It’s worth noting that Starbucks has its own technique for flavoring its cream. Starbucks’ basic whipped cream contains vanilla syrup, but you may add any flavor of your choosing.
How To Make Starbucks Iced White Mocha With Sweet Cream Foam
This recipe requires just espresso, ice, white chocolate sauce, and whipped cream. You can create a Starbucks Iced White Mocha at home by following these steps:
- Ensure that your portafilter is clean. Leftover grinds in your espresso machine may cause your next cup of coffee to taste harsh.
- Grind and weigh your beans. Grind enough beans for one or two espresso shots using dark roast coffee beans and a decent grinder. A single espresso shot will need 7-9 grams (0.25 – 0.32 oz.) of coffee grinds on average.
- Distribute your grinds in the portafilter evenly. Channeling may occur if the grounds are not appropriately distributed.
- Tamp down the ground beans. Place the portafilter on a tabletop, and then press down on the grinds with the tamper. Tamping eliminates any air pockets in the coffee puck and ensures that it is perfectly flat.
- Rinse out your group head. Rinsing will ensure that your group head is adequately heated, which may allow you to extract more coffee.
- Insert the portafilter and begin brewing right away.
- Add a few spoons of white chocolate sauce to a glass.
- Insert ice into the sauce.
- Pour the espresso over the top.
- Fill halfway with milk.
- Finish with a dollop of sweet whipped cream.
How To Make Sweet Cream Foam
You’ll need the following items before you can make sweet cream foam:
- 2% milk
- Pressurized CO2 cartridges
- Heavy whipping cream
- Flavoring syrup. Starbucks uses vanilla flavoring in its standard sweet cream.
- A dispenser that is durable enough to contain high pressures. These usually include a top that screws on and a nozzle head that shapes the foam as it leaves the container.
To begin, prepare sweet vanilla cream by mixing vanilla syrup, milk, and heavy cream. Then, you may whisk them together or use a blender to combine them.
The result should be a rich, creamy mixture.
After that, pour this delectable combination of dairy and sugar into the dispenser and proceed as follows:
- Screw the dispenser’s lid on.
- In the whipped cream capsule, insert an N20 cartridge.
- Shake the dispenser about ten times, then put it on its side for a minute. This enables the fresh gas to equalize with the whipped cream and sugar.
- Add the delectable concoction into your coffee.
You may store this combination in the refrigerator until ready to use.
It’s worth noting that the dispenser isn’t ultimately required. You can add the foam to your drink with a spoon, but this will not give it the authentic Starbucks look.
I wrote a detailed post on how to make vanilla sweet cream cold foam if you want to find out more.
What Does Sweet Cream Cold Foam Taste Like?
The sweet cream foam, according to most people, tastes like melted ice cream. Others compare it to the flavor of Reddi Whip cream. The cold foam may be more flavorful than what people are accustomed to on their lattes since it is prepared with 2% milk.
Furthermore, since they are produced differently, cold foam tastes much different than standard foam.
An iced white mocha’s foam is frothed without the use of heat or steam. As a result, you’ll have a thick and creamy meringue-like topping that’s perfect for stacking on top of iced cold brew.
If you like incredibly creamy coffee, the cold foam will not suffice. It tends to float to the top of the beverage and does not mix well with the coffee.
Customers who prefer other kinds of milk, such as soy milk, may also not like sweet cream cold foam.
You do not have to wait in line for an iced white mocha with sweet cream foam ever again. Unless you are craving a barista’s touch, the method above is all you need for a delicious cold beverage.
But if the iced white chocolate mocha is your absolute favorite, Moneek’s Kitchen will show you how to make it for just $1: