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White Chocolate Mocha

November 17, 2021

Are you hooked on the sweet, rich taste of coffee shop white chocolate mochas? This is one specialty drink that’s ridiculously easy to recreate at home, so grab a bag of white chocolate chips and indulge in your favorite drink anytime the craving strikes – and save a few bucks in the process.


  • 2 oz espresso or 4 oz strongly brewed coffee
  • 4-6 oz milk of choice
  • 2 -3 Tbsp white chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. Brew espresso or coffee and pour into your Ember Mug², set at 135°F.
  2. Heat milk over medium heat on the stovetop and add white chocolate chips, stirring to prevent the chocolate from scorching at the bottom of the pan.
  3. Froth the milk/white chocolate mixture and pour over coffee.
  4. Top with whipped cream, if desired.

A gif of dark chocolate pouring over whip cream in a gray Ember Mug on a wooden cutting board with a red background.

What is a mocha?

Mochas are essentially a latte with added chocolate, usually in the form of chocolate syrup or melted chocolate. In a white chocolate version, you can use white chocolate syrup or white chocolate chips. We prefer the latter as they usually have less added sugar and fewer ingredients. 

Addicted to dark chocolate? You can make a dark chocolate mocha just like this one. Check out Ember's Coffee 101: How to make a Mocha here.

How is white chocolate different from regular chocolate?

Just like regular chocolate, white chocolate starts with a cocoa bean. So what leads to the wildly different colors and flavors? White chocolate only uses cocoa butter and not cocoa solids, which are responsible for the stronger and more bitter flavors in regular chocolate. From there, the cocoa butter is combined with milk, butter, sugar, and lecithin to create the super sweet and creamy white chocolate.

For a Sugar-Free White Chocolate Mocha

For a completely sugar-free version of this sweet treat, try using stevia-sweetened white chocolate like Lily’s White Chocolate Style Baking Chips.

We always recommend enjoying chocolate-based drinks in your Ember Mug². The precise temperature control will help prevent the chocolate from cooling and solidifying, ensuring your drink stays well-mixed, warm, and perfectly chocolatey from the first sip to the last.

And with all those leftover white chocolate chips, you can try our Chai Spiced White Hot Chocolate, too!

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