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No Machine Mocha

  • Author: Joanie Simon
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


A chocolatey espresso mocha you can make at home without any special equipment.


  • 1 cup whole milk (foams up better than 2% or skim)
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso (or amount based on package directions for 1 espresso)
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • *whipped cream and chocolate shavings optional


  1. Place 1 cup of milk in a mason jar and heat in the microwave on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds until slightly steaming.
  2. While the milk is in the microwave, heat 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate in a sauce pan over medium low heat and add in 1 teaspoon instant espresso and 1 teaspoon sugar and mix continuously until smooth and chocolate is melted.
  3. Next, add the heated milk into the chocolate slowly by the tablespoon so as to create a homogenous, mocha mixture, reserving 1/4 cup of the milk. Increase heat to medium if needed to help continue melting the chocolate and heating the mixture.
  4. Put a lid on the mason jar with the remaining 1/4 cup of milk and shake vigorously for 30 seconds until the milk foams.
  5. Pour the mocha mixture into a mug and top with the remaining foamed milk.
  6. *Optional: top with whipped cream and grated chocolate
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 mins
  • Category: Beverage
  • Cuisine: American