Shaken Mexican Mocha Cold Brew (Easy 5 Minute Recipe)

Enjoy the delightful flavors of a Mexican mocha cold brew, which combines the sweetness of honey with a fiery kick of cayenne. This recipe uses real, raw ingredients to preserve both the health benefits and the delicious taste. We add unsweetened cocoa powder to provide an authentic flavor that will satisfy any chocolate cravings you may have. Whether you’re seeking an afternoon indulgence or a unique morning coffee, this recipe is sure to become one of your favorites.

glass of cold coffee with a chili pepper and honey drizzle
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Every morning, I save any leftover coffee by storing it in a glass jar in the fridge. By lunchtime, it’s chilled and perfect for making cold brew recipes like Mexican mocha or vanilla sweet cream cold brew. Instead of heading to a local coffee shop after lunch, give this recipe a try. It will save you money, be better for your health, and taste absolutely amazing!

During our travels across the USA, my husband and I stumbled upon an authentic bakery in Santa Fe. There, I discovered an iced Mexican mocha latte that remains one of the best coffees I’ve ever had. Since we’re traveling less now, I wanted to recreate that flavor in our own kitchen. Inspired by my travels and a recipe for Mexican hot chocolate I learned back in high school, I crafted this delightful cold brew recipe.

What is Mexican Mocha?

Typically, this blend is sweetened using honey, pure maple syrup, or occasionally granulated sugar. You can incorporate this trio into various bases, including cold brew, hot coffee, hot chocolate, and even baked goods. The spiciness is usually mild, but it adds a perfect zing to your taste buds.

Mexican Mocha Cold Brew Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 cup cold coffee (cold brew)
  • 1/2 cup cream (cashew, dairy, oat, etc.)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cayenne
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp raw honey (*see notes)

How to Make Mexican Mocha Cold Brew

  1. First, add cream, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, cayenne, and cocoa powder to the mason jar.
  2. Next, top the mason jar with a lid and shake for 30 seconds or until the honey is combined (no longer sticking to the bottom of the jar).
  3. Then take off the lid and add in ice and cold brew.
  4. Finally, with a spoon or straw stir the drink to fully combine and enjoy!

Recipe FAQ

  • Does this recipe taste like Starbucks Mexican Mocha? I’ve personally not tried that Starbucks drink but I can tell you it tastes amazing!
  • Is this recipe healthy? Yes, this recipe focuses on raw ingredients! It’s a healthier option than what you’ll find at the store and coffee shops. Those are usually full of artificial sweeteners and flavorings.
  • Can I use any type of coffee? Yes as long as it’s cold you can use it. You can do french press, drip, pour over, instant, or actual cold brew. I do recommend always choosing organic coffee.
  • What does this Mexican mocha taste like? It’s got notes of cinnamon, chocolate, honey, coffee, and cayenne.
  • What milk is best to use? I love using my homemade cashew cream but you can use any.

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mason jar of coffee with a pepper next to it

Mexican Mocha Cold Brew

Molly LaFontaine of Plum Branch Home
Enjoy the delightful flavors of a Mexican mocha cold brew, which combines the sweetness of honey with a fiery kick of cayenne. This recipe uses raw ingredients to preserve both the health benefits and the delicious taste.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 serving

Equipment

  • 1 mason jar with lid

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 cup cold coffee (cold brew)
  • 1/2 cup cream (cashew, dairy, oat, etc.)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cayenne
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp raw honey (*see notes)

Instructions
 

  • First, add cream, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, cayenne, and cocoa powder to the mason jar.
  • Next, top the mason jar with a lid and shake for 30 seconds or until the honey is combined (no longer sticking to the bottom of the jar).
  • Then take off the lid and add in ice and cold brew.
  • Finally, with a spoon or straw stir the drink to fully combine and enjoy!

Notes

*You can substitute raw honey for pure maple syrup or date syrup
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  1. 5 stars
    So refreshing!!!!
    Love the flavor of this Mexican Mocha ๐Ÿ˜‹
    Great way to save money, by making a specialty coffee at home!!