Delicious and Simple Brazilian Mocha Recipe

Welcome, coffee lovers! Today I want to share with you one of my favorite coffee recipes – the Brazilian Mocha. This is a delicious and unique twist on the traditional coffee and chocolate combination that you’re sure to love.

Brazilian coffee is known for its rich and bold flavor, and this recipe perfectly highlights that. Along with unsweetened chocolate and a hint of spice, the Brazilian Mocha is a decadent treat that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized.

Whether you prefer hot or iced coffee, this recipe can be adapted to suit your tastes. Plus, with easy-to-find ingredients, it’s simple to make at home whenever you need a pick-me-up.

Trust me, after trying this recipe once, it will quickly become a staple in your coffee rotation. So grab your apron and let’s get brewing!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Brazilian Mocha
Brazilian Mocha

Calling all coffee lovers! You won’t be able to resist the delicious Brazilian Mocha recipe I’m about to present. This mocha is the perfect combination of chocolate and coffee, with a spiced Brazilian twist that will truly elevate your taste buds. Trust me; you’ll fall in love at first sip.

Not only does this recipe taste amazing, but it’s also versatile. Whether you want a hot mocha for those frigid winter mornings, or a refreshing iced mocha during the summer months, this recipe has got you covered. Additionally, I’ve included substitutions and variations if you’d like to switch things up a bit.

But wait – it gets better! This mocha recipe is easy to make and requires only a few simple ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen. Plus, for those who are health-conscious, you can customize the recipe with low-fat milk and cut back on the sugar to make it more calorie-friendly without sacrificing taste.

Finally, this recipe is perfect for any occasion. Whether you want to have a cozy night in or serve an impressive coffee cocktail at your next gathering, this Brazilian Mocha recipe will surely impress your guests. So, grab your favorite mug and get ready to indulge in the best spiced Brazilian mocha recipe out there!

Ingredient List

 A steaming cup of Brazilian Mocha is just what you need on a chilly morning!
A steaming cup of Brazilian Mocha is just what you need on a chilly morning!

Before preparing the Brazilian Mocha Recipe, it’s important to gather all of the necessary ingredients. Here is a detailed list of what you’ll need:

For the Mocha:

  • 1 cup unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups strong coffee or espresso (brewed from ground Maxwell House coffee variety)
  • Optional: spiced Brazilian nut syrup (15ml/1/2 oz.)

For the Whipped Cream:

  • 4 cups heavy cream whipped
  • Optional: chocolate syrup for topping

Serving recommendation:

  • Chocolate-covered Brazil nut blondies

If you don’t have access to fresh coffee, instant coffee can be used instead. It’s also worth noting that any type of milk can be used in this recipe, but whole milk and chocolate milk will produce richer results.

The Recipe How-To

 Sip on the perfect blend of coffee and chocolate with this delicious recipe.
Sip on the perfect blend of coffee and chocolate with this delicious recipe.

Now it’s time to get started on making your own Brazilian Mocha at home. Trust me, it’s worth the effort!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup of strong coffee
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • Sugar (to taste)
  • A pinch of salt


  1. In a small pot, combine the coffee and milk over low heat.
  2. Add the chopped unsweetened chocolate, cocoa powder, sugar and pinch of salt into the pot.
  3. Mix everything together until the chocolate has completely melted and the mixture is well combined.
  4. Adjust sweetness to your preference.
  5. Once well mixed, turn off the heat.
  6. Pour your Brazilian Mocha into a mug or glass and enjoy!

Now that you’ve mastered this recipe, feel free to experiment with different variations such as adding spices or using flavored syrups to make a Spiced Brazilian Mocha or a Chocolate Brazilian Mocha.

Remember, this recipe is versatile which makes it an excellent base for a number of tasty coffee drinks like an Iced Brazilian Mocha Cola, or a Brazilian Coffee Cocktail, or even a delicious frothy whipped cream topped dessert like Nut Blondies with Brazilian Mocha.

Don’t be afraid to try new things and customize it to your liking!

Substitutions and Variations

 Want to spice up your coffee game? Try this Brazilian Mocha recipe!
Want to spice up your coffee game? Try this Brazilian Mocha recipe!

Variety is the spice of life, and so are the substitutions and variations that can be made to this Brazilian Mocha Recipe. Here are some ideas you can try:

– Milk: If you prefer a creamier texture or want to reduce the calories, you can substitute regular milk for almond, soy or coconut milk.

– Sugar: Instead of sugar, try using honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, or stevia as a natural sweetener.

– Chocolate: The recipe calls for unsweetened chocolate, but feel free to experiment with different types of chocolate. Use dark chocolate for a richer flavor or white chocolate for a milder taste.

– Spices: Add some extra heat to your spiced Brazilian mocha by incorporating cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger into the mix.

– Alcohol: For an adult version of the drink, try adding rum or bourbon to get a boozy twist.

– Iced Coffee: Take this recipe up another notch by swirling some ice cubes in it. It makes for one refreshing iced coffee drink that’s perfect for summer.

– Mocha Cola: A Brazilian mocha cola is a perfect way to get your daily caffeine fix without going all out on coffee. Simply mix espresso shots with cola soda and add whipped cream to finish it off.

The possibilities with this recipe are endless. Be creative and create your own unique twists!

Serving and Pairing

 This coffee creation is a true taste of Brazil - rich, bold, and delicious.
This coffee creation is a true taste of Brazil – rich, bold, and delicious.

Now that your Brazilian Mocha is ready, it’s time to savor it! This rich beverage can be enjoyed at any time of day, whether you need a morning boost or a dessert-like indulgence after dinner.

One way to serve the Brazilian Mocha is over ice for a refreshing iced coffee treat. You can also add a dollop of whipped cream on top for extra indulgence. Or for a warm and cozy option, serve it hot in a mug, garnished with shaved chocolate or cocoa powder.

If you’re serving the Brazilian Mocha with food, consider pairing it with light snacks like nuts or cookies. Or if you prefer a bold pairing, try serving it alongside chocolate cake or brownies for a decadent combination.

For those who love cocktails, you can even turn your Brazilian Mocha into a boozy beverage by adding a shot of dark rum or bourbon. This creates a delicious Brazilian coffee cocktail that’s perfect for entertaining guests.

No matter how you choose to enjoy your Brazilian Mocha, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So grab your favorite mug and indulge in this deliciously spiced coffee beverage!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Say goodbye to boring coffee and hello to a flavor explosion with Brazilian Mocha!
Say goodbye to boring coffee and hello to a flavor explosion with Brazilian Mocha!

It’s always great to have a recipe that can be made ahead of time, and the Brazilian Mocha Recipe is no exception. You can make this beverage in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. However, it is important to note that the whipped cream should only be added right before serving to avoid melting or becoming flat.

When you’re ready to enjoy your Brazilian Mocha, simply remove it from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for 10-15 minutes. Gently stir the mixture before pouring into glasses, add whipped cream and chocolate syrup, if desired.

If you don’t finish your Brazilian Mocha all at once, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to reheat it, simply pour into a saucepan over low heat and stir until heated through. Do not overheat as this can cause scorching.

One of my favorite things about this Brazilian Mocha recipe is that it can be easily adapted to suit your taste preferences. For example, if you prefer your coffee stronger, simply use double-strength coffee when preparing your mocha mixture. Alternatively, you can make a hot cocoa variation by omitting the coffee and using hot chocolate mix instead.

Overall, this recipe is perfect for those who love a warm and comforting beverage on a chilly day or refreshing iced coffee on a hot summer day. With its versatility and easy storage options, the Brazilian Mocha Recipe is sure to become one of your go-to recipes for any occasion!

Tips for Perfect Results

 This coffee concoction will have you feeling like you're sitting in a cafe in Rio de Janeiro.
This coffee concoction will have you feeling like you’re sitting in a cafe in Rio de Janeiro.

When it comes to making a Brazilian Mocha, there are a few tips and tricks that will help you achieve the perfect result. Here are some of my best tips for making the most flavorful and satisfying Brazilian Mocha.

1. Use high-quality ingredients

One of the keys to making a delicious Brazilian Mocha is using high-quality ingredients. Choose freshly brewed Brazilian coffee or any robust coffee variety that could withstand the addition of cocoa powder or melted chocolate. Also, use unsweetened chocolate like Baker’s unsweetened chocolate, as it gives a rich, pure chocolate flavor to the mocha recipe.

2. Add spices

Spices can add an amazing depth of flavor to your Brazilian mocha recipe. To make a spiced Brazilian Mocha, mix cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of chili powder into the cocoa powder before adding it to the melted chocolate.

3. Don’t skimp on milk

Milk plays a critical role in balancing the flavors in your Brazilian Mocha recipe; hence you should always use full-fat or low-fat milk instead of water. Alternatively, add chocolate milk instead of plain milk for an even more decadent beverage.

4. Use whipped cream with restraint

While whipped cream is delicious and visually appealing as a topping for a beverage, it can quickly overpower the mocha flavor and turn into dessert rather than a drinkable treat. Stick to modest spoonfuls of whipped cream or replace it with coconut cream if you’re feeling adventurous.

5. Chill properly

If you are making iced coffee mocha version, make sure that your coffee is double strength so that your iced coffee won’t taste diluted when you add ice cubes to chill it down.

6. Sweeten smartly

When sweetening your Brazilian Mocha recipe, use sugar sparingly since unsweetened chocolate and cocoa powder already pack lots of flavors onto the recipe. Add sugar one teaspoon at a time until it reaches your desired taste. You could include a pinch of salt, which will enhance the chocolate flavor.

By taking these tips into consideration, you will create a perfect Brazilian Mocha recipe that is sure to satisfy on any occasion.


Now, let’s move on to the FAQ section. Here we will address some common questions and concerns about this Brazilian Mocha recipe. If you are new to making iced coffee recipes or if you have any doubts about the ingredients or steps involved, this is the section for you. Let’s get started and see what questions people often ask regarding this spiced Brazilian mocha.

What is the traditional coffee in Brazil?

In Brazil, cafezinho is a highly popular and widely served coffee beverage. This filtered coffee is typically served in small cups at extremely hot temperatures. Despite being served in smaller cups, it’s important to note that the taste is vastly differe…

How do coffee shops make mochas?

If you’re a coffee and chocolate fanatic, then you’ll absolutely love the delicious concoction that is Cafe Mocha. Essentially, this tasty beverage involves blending chocolate syrup, a shot of zesty espresso, and smooth steamed milk, all delicately topped off with lashings of sweet whipped cream.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, the Brazilian Mocha recipe is a must-try for coffee and chocolate lovers. It’s simple to make and has an exotic twist that sets it apart from traditional coffee beverages. The combination of sweetened chocolate, strong coffee, and spiced nut flavors creates a unique taste experience that’s perfect for any time of day.

This recipe also offers various customizations and substitutions that can cater to your taste buds. You can make it cold or hot, add whipped cream or not, substitute plain chocolate with spiced chocolate, etc. The possibilities are endless.

By incorporating this recipe into your repertoire of iced coffee recipes, you’ll have an opportunity to experience and showcase the flavorful culture that Brazil has to offer. You can share this recipe with others or create some new recipes based on it.

So why not give it a try today? Let the Brazilian Mocha recipe transport you to a warm beach in Rio while simultaneously satisfying your caffeine craving. So go ahead and explore the rich flavors of Brazil by brewing up a delightful cup of spiced Brazilian Mocha; trust me, your taste buds will thank you for it!

Brazilian Mocha

Brazilian Mocha Recipe

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Brazilian
Calories 225.3 kcal


  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped finely
  • 1 cup strong coffee
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 cups milk, scalded
  • whipped cream, to top (optional)


  • Stir the coffee and the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over direct heat until the chocolate is melted and completely blended into the coffee.
  • Mix in a few grains salt and the sugar.
  • Boil for 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Place the top of the double boiler over hot water in the bottom.
  • Gradually mix in the scalding milk (do not boil!).
  • When the mixture is near the boiling point, beat with an electric mixer until light and frothy.
  • Pour into 4 cups or mugs and top with whipped cream if desired.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 266gCalories: 225.3kcalCarbohydrates: 22.2gProtein: 7.9gFat: 14.1gSaturated Fat: 8.8gCholesterol: 25.6mgSodium: 133.1mgFiber: 2.4gSugar: 9.6g
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.