I’m the type of person that simply cannot live without coffee. Sound familiar? I also love chocolate in all forms, so of course I’m going to want a mocha latte when I wake up in the morning!
I love this copycat recipe for a low carb Starbucks mocha latte. Is there anything better than iced coffee at home? It’s a fraction of the price, it tastes better, and you know exactly what’s in it!
I used to always get the strongest coffee at Starbucks I could find. But, I’ve been trying to save money and make my own coffee at home. Those $5 lattes really add up! This latte recipe goes really well with these Keto Caramel Donuts.
Why you’ll love this copycat Starbucks mocha latte recipe
- It’s much more affordable to make this latte at home than to purchase it everyday in-store.
- It’s tasty and satisfies the craving for chocolate and coffee.
- It can be customized very easily. You can adjust the level of sweetness to your liking.
- It can be prepared in multiple ways. You can blend the almond milk in with the coffee, or pour it on top for a fancy-looking beverage.
About the ingredients
- Almond milk is the lowest carb milk out there. I love the taste too. Almond milk has me forgetting all about dairy in my drinks, cereals, and coffee. It’s great in this copycat Keto Starbucks mocha latte.
- Cocoa is the star of the show in this recipe. It wouldn’t be a mocha latte without cocoa, right? I like to get my cocoa powder at Trader Joes as I found it is the most affordable. Make sure you are using unsweetened powder.
- Monk fruit sweetener can be replaced with your sweetener of choice if you desire. The sweetener helps level up the latte so it tastes more like the original Starbucks version (which is loaded in sugar).
- Xanthan gum is optional, as not everyone has it on hand. It can also be pricey to purchase. But, if you really want a nice thick latte, I would add this ingredient to thicken it up.
- Coffee is definitely a necessary ingredient in this recipe. Be sure to brew it extra strong, as you’ll be pouring this latte over ice so the flavor and strengthen will weaken a bit.
- Ice is what makes it an iced latte, afterall. You can also experiment with this recipe and make a hot version if you want.
My favorite coffee grounds to use for this recipe
Without good coffee as a base, this recipe won’t taste the best it can. I suggest investing in some high quality coffee grounds to make this latte recipe. If you have a brand you like, you can stick with it, just be sure to brew it a bit stronger when preparing the latte.
My favorite coffee grounds to use are Starbucks brand. Sometimes, you can find them on sale at the supermarket as well. I find these grounds do the best job at making this latte taste like the original (which makes sense, right?).
Starbucks Medium Roast Ground Coffee Pike Place Roast
- 100% Arabica beans
- 1 bag (28 oz.) is about $20
- These coffee grounds are well-rounded with a slightly nutty taste of cocoa.
Starbucks French Roast Dark Roast Ground Coffee
- 28 Ounce (Pack of 1) bag about $20
- These dark roast beans have a bold full body robust flavor
Dunkin’ Original Blend Medium Roast Ground Coffee
- 30 Ounce bag typically costs a bit less than the Starbucks grounds
- Has the rich, smooth flavor from Dunkin
Starbucks Copycat Mocha Latte (Low Carb)
- 1 Coffee Machine Or use instant coffee
- 1 blender
- ⅓ Cup (8 oz) Coffee strongly brewed
- ½ Cup (4oz) unsweetened almond milk vanilla
- 2 Tbsp (28.3 grams) cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp (14.2 grams) monk fruit sugar or sweetener of your choice
- ¼ Tsp (1.42 grams) xanthum gum
- 1 Cup (8oz) ice
- Combine all ingredients minus the ice in your blender and blend until thoroughly combined
- Pour over ice or add ice to the blender and blend until thoroughly combined
- Top with sugar free coconut whipped cream
- You can also blend all the ingredients first and leave the almond milk out. Then, add the blended coffee on top to get a “layering” effect.