Keurig Kcup Coffee Recipe- Iced Mocha

If you have been around awhile you have come to know (and hopefully love) our Monday K-cup coffee recipes.  I love fun, easy to make coffee drinks. They are a simple indulgence that can usually be made with ingredients already in your kitchen.  There will be no running to the local coffee shop around here, no sir, we have Keurig’s in our kitchen that make these recipes easy peasy.

Up this week…Iced Cafe Mocha.

Do you purchase this product on a regular basis?

starbucks in can


Is this part of your morning routine?

starbucks in glass 4 pack


How many of these do you buy in a week?


If you are purchasing any of the above items on a regular basis- STOP!  I can save you big bucks by teaching you how to make the exact same product at home using a few simple ingredients.

Iced Cafe Mocha is one of the most popular coffee house beverages that has recently made its way into cans or bottles sold in many stores for our convenience. It amazes me that consumers are willing to spend an absolute fortune on 12 small ounces that cost pennies to make at home.  Not to mention these products are usually purchased at gas stations or drug stores, not exactly where I envision buying high quality coffee.

You will need:

1 empty 1-gallon milk jug

1 quart of chocolate milk

2 quarts of half and half

Hershey’s Syrup

4-5 extra bold, dark roast Keurig Kcups (I recommend Dark Magic)

1) Pour the half and half and chocolate milk into the empty 1 gallon milk jug.

2) Add the Kcup coffee brewed on the lowest setting of your Keurig.

*At this point your ingredients should come to slightly below the shoulder of the milk jug.

3) Fill the rest of the way with Hershey’s Syrup.

4) Shake very well.

Place in the fridge to chill. You now have one gallon of Cafe Mocha to enjoy for up to one week.

Serve in a tall glass filled with ice.  Add flavored syrups to create variations such as salted caramel, vanilla or bacon- the sky is the limit!

Warning: this is a decadent treat that should be enjoyed on special occasions unless you feel like buying bigger pants : )


3 thoughts on “Keurig Kcup Coffee Recipe- Iced Mocha

  1. I’m a geek (and I love these kinds of drinks) so this post inspired me to do some math…

    1 gallon = 4 quarts
    1 quart chocolate milk + 2 quarts half and half = 3 quarts

    That leaves 1 quart for the rest of the ingredients

    1 quart = 128 ounces
    1 small Keurig cup = 6 ounces
    5 small Keurig cups = 30 ounces

    So I guess we are supposed to add 98 ounces of Hershey’s syrup…?

    1 bottle Hershey’s Syrup = 24 ounces
    4 bottles Hershey’s Syrup = 96 ounces

    I think 96 ounces is close enough to 98 to call that enough. The serving size for Hershey’s Syrup is 2 Tbsp.

    2 Tbsp. = 1 ounce
    1 ounce Hershey’s Syrup = 100 calories, 24 grams of carbs, 0 grams of fat

    Total it up
    2 quarts half and half = 7488 calories, 246 grams of carbs, 662 grams of fat
    1 quart chocolate milk = 830 calories, 34 grams of carbs, 103 grams of fat
    96 ounces Hershey’s Syrup = 9600 calories, 2304 grams of carbs, 0 grams of fat
    1 gallon of mixture = 17918 calories, 2584 grams of carbs, 765 grams of fat

    Break it down
    1 gallon = 64 8-ounce servings
    1 8-ounce serving = 280 calories, 40 grams of carbs, 12 grams of fat

    To add a little perspective
    1 8-ounce serving of Coke = 100 calories, 27 grams of carbs, 0 grams of fat

    So I’d agree, this is a very decadent treat!

    • Whoa that is ALOT Of math!!! And you conclusion is correct, the calories are very high in mochas but, one thing is slightly off- there are 32 ounces in a quart not 128. There are 128 ounces in a gallon. So you are actually only adding one bottle of Hersheys syrup and I dont usually include the whole thing. At the end of the day though the calories come from the half and half (as you listed 7488-dear goodness!). I do make a Skinny Mocha as well, simply substitute skim milk for the half and half. I have a friend who prefers it that way but, I of course loooove the full blown half and half version- in moderation a few times a year : )

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