Spring is right around the corner, and I am already fantasizing about the day when I get to walk out onto my patio, with an iced coffee mocha in hand, and bathe in the sunshine while reading a good book.
I have been playing around with some iced coffee mocha recipes in my kitchen, and found the perfect combination for a clean eating iced coffee mocha recipe! This recipe has a prominent coffee flavor, with hints of chocolate and a slight sweetness from added honey. Here’s what you need:
Coffee is the main ingredient in this clean eating iced coffee mocha. You’ll just need one cup.
I have been avoiding using sugar as much as possible, and have been choosing alternative sweeteners. I added about a teaspoon of honey to 8 ounces of coffee. This was the perfect amount to make it slightly sweet, without going over board.
I went with an unsweetened cocoa powder to give it a perfect chocolate flavor, while still maintaining the integrity of a clean eating recipe. The unsweetened cocoa adds the perfect balance of chocolate flavor without over-sweetening the drink.
My family only drinks whole milk, because recent studies show that full fat milk is better for most people (source). We usually buy organic, when the grocery budget allows for it. I find whole milk gives this clean eating iced coffee mocha a rich base that works well with the coffee, honey and cocoa.
How to Make it | Clean Eating Iced Coffee Mocha
Start by brewing a cup of coffee, then add in 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa. Stir well, then pour into an ice cube tray. Freeze until coffee cubes are solid.
Add as many coffee cubes as will fit in your cup, and pour in milk to cover. Let it sit for a couple minutes, stir, and enjoy!
Clean Eating | Iced Coffee Mocha
- 8 ounces brewed coffee
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup whole milk
Combine coffee, honey and cocoa powder. Stir until well mixed. Pour coffee into clean ice cube tray, and freeze.
Place frozen coffee cubes into a glass jar, and add milk. Wait 2 – 3 minutes, stir, and enjoy!
Yum I love mochas & iced drinks but I just never seem to make them. Thanks for making this so easy. Yum
Wow! I’m definitely going to make this. This is a really great idea, thank you for sharing it!?
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
I know it’s a drink, but I think it really turned out quite pretty! I’ll bet it tastes amazing!
Enricoh Alfonzo says
OMG! this looks so mouth watering. i wanna reach into the picture and taste it infact lol
Great post recipe, I cant wait to try this one out. Especially in the morning
janine Escolta says
This is fantastic, for someone who love clean eating hot and cold coffee all day long.
wow, I would love to try this for sure. Gotta love ice coffee mocha. Thanks for sharing!
Hey Sharonoox says
This looks so refreshing. Ice coffee is perfect for spring/summer days. I’m a coffee addict and I need to make this ASAP! Thanks
Lisa Rios says
It looks good! It’s great to find something that energizes you.
Erin Fesperman says
I love that you mentioned making coffee cubes! I usually will pour my leftover coffee into ice cube trays (since for some reason I can never quite finish a cup!) and will use them when I make iced coffee! It’s such a clever trick!
Thanks for sharing! Question, should I let the coffee cool off or get to room temperature before pouring into an ice cube tray? Or can i do it directly after brewing? Thank you.
I personally let it cool first, so it isn’t super hot when you pour it into the plastic ice cube trays.
Michelle Snow says
I like the idea of freezing the coffee into cubes, and I also like that you use honey instead of sugar. =)
Oh yum! I love coffee, but have never tried it like this. Now I can’t wait to see what it tastes like in person!
Jay Simms says
Oh yum!! This looks delicious. I need to give this a try.
i can already smell this in my kitchen! doing this tomorrow! my husband and I loves coffee and this would be a perfect recipe for this summer in dubai! I love having that full fat milk too! its a good kind of fat that we need so people need to stop being scared from it hehe
Elizabeth O. says
This looks really refreshing! My daughters have done this before and I really enjoyed it. It’s definitely a lovely idea.
Sarah-Louise Bailey says
I was amazed by how you do it. An ice coffee cube with milk looks fantastic. I can’t wait to do it by myself.
Joely Smith says
I am a coffee fanatic! This looks so refreshing and would give me a kick start to my day!
Jenn Rollins says
I actually just started a clean eating diet today! I found this recipe just in the nic of time 😉
robin Rue says
That sounds amazing! I can’t wait to make this. Yum!
I can’t wait to surprise my daughters when they’re home from college with your clean eating version of iced coffees. They’re going to be so impressed.