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A warm and cozy coffee drink is a staple this time of year.  Nothing wards off the chill of fall quite like a hot cup of coffee. 

You could head to a coffee house and order something, or you could stay in your PJ’s and make this delicious Cafe Mocha at home.  I have a recipe for you that is so easy to make by bundling up creamer and coffee to create something amazing. 

Cafe Mocha Recipe

I am all about making coffee and coffee drinks at home, like this iced peppermint coffee.  It’s so much easier to make my own than head out with my kids just for coffee. 

When I make this cafe mocha recipe at home I know exactly what’s in it and can enjoy every last sip relishing in the fact that I made it all by myself.  It really does have that creamy coffee house taste and warm cozy finish. 

Make a cafe mocha at home

Any good coffee drink starts with smooth high-quality coffee.  Dunkin’ Donuts coffee provides a positive boost you expect from your coffee and is available in a variety of formats, blends, and flavors. 

I brewed Dunkin’ Donuts coffee in my coffee pot and used that as the base for this chocolate flavored drink.  In addition to smooth delicious coffee, I used extra rich and creamy  Land O Lakes® Buttercream Style Half & Half. Regular half and half will work just fine, but this version is amazing!

The simple goodness of half & half, made with an extra rich blend of real milk and cream is truly indulgence done right. 

Cafe mocha at home
Coffee and creamer at Meijer for cafe mocha recipe

I blended the Land O Lakes® Buttercream Style Half & Half with a packet of hot cocoa mix to make the mocha for this recipe.  

Cafe Mocha Recipe with Half and Half

Once the coffee and mocha were mixed together I topped this drink with whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings.  You can easily make chocolate shavings using a regular kitchen peeler and a square of your favorite dark chocolate.  

Recipe for cafe mocha
Cafe mocha recipe with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

This cafe mocha is seriously easy to make and is the perfect drink to enjoy on a cool fall morning.  Or as an afternoon pick me up before you head onto a busy evening with kids.  

Enjoy this indulgent drink in a big ceramic mug, even better if it’s handmade. There is something special about wrapping both hands around a warm drink on a cold day.

Cafe mocha recipe with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

Cafe Mocha

Yield: 1
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A delicious warm coffee drink you can enjoy at home


  • 2 cups brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1 packet hot cocoa
  • 1 square dark chocolate, shavings
  • Whipped Cream to taste


  1. Brew coffee and fill a mug about 3/4 full. 
  2. In a microwave safe glass container warm Land O Lakes® Buttercream Style Half & Half for 30 seconds, then whisk in 1 envelope of hot cocoa mix.
  3. Pour the hot cocoa into the coffee then top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. 


This is how to make a cafe mocha at home. It's a simple recipe combining chocolate and coffee typically topped with whipped cream. This drink is more of a dessert than a morning cup and should be enjoyed slowly!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 286mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 34gProtein: 7g

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There are a few different ways to make a drink like this. Here are a some variations you may want to try.

  • Drizzle some chocolate syrup down the sides of an empty mug before adding the coffee. This will enhacne that chocoalte flavor.
  • If half and half is too rich for you, try steamed milk or or make your own foamed milk using a mason jar.
  • When brewing your coffee try adding a dash of cinnamon to the grounds for a subtle spicey flavor. Or add a few drops of vanilla extract to the brew when it’s complete.

I know you are going to give this recipe a try.  Tell me, when is your favorite time of day to enjoy a delicious coffee treat?

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Linda Miller

Friday 19th of August 2022

Where can I buy Land O LakesĀ® Buttercream Style Half & Half?


Friday 9th of September 2022

I've seen it at my grocery store, Pick n Save, it might not be at every store however.

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Toni | Small Home Soul

Wednesday 25th of October 2017

That looks so yummy, we love Dunkin Donuts coffee and since we don't have their restaurant's here we're happy to at least enjoy the coffee that's now carried locally.

Sam - Raggedy Bits

Tuesday 24th of October 2017

This sounds so yummy! We don't have this in Australia so will have to enjoy yours!!


Tuesday 24th of October 2017

I had no idea that there was buttercream style half and half! Adding that to my grocery list.


Tuesday 24th of October 2017

Oh yes and it tastes amazing too!

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