10 Starbucks Mocha Drinks For Chocolate & Coffee Lovers

If you have been drinking coffee for a while, you know you can never go wrong with a caffè mocha (that's the Italian word for mocha).

In fact, this is a good choice for those who just started drinking coffee. 

It is also one of the bestselling Starbucks drinks, thanks to the intense flavor of coffee and bittersweet mocha sauce.

But with all the mocha options available at Starbucks, how would you know which one fits your taste?  

No need to worry! In this article, we will list the best Starbucks mocha drinks, so you know what to order on your next visit to Starbucks.  

1. Café Mocha 

Starbucks Iced Mocha with Blonde Espresso and Cold Foam

If you want to experience mocha at its finest, caffè mocha is the best drink.

It is made with four simple ingredients: espresso, mocha flavoring sauce, your choice of steamed milk, and whipped cream. It's a classic mocha recipe that no one can resist.[1

A grande-sized caffè mocha will give you 370 calories, which may seem too much, especially if you’re watching your diet. 

But if you only drink it once in a while, why stop yourself from indulging, right?

So, if you just want caffè mocha with no fancy ingredients, this Starbucks mocha drink is the best choice.  

2. Peppermint Mocha 

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha

Do you enjoy minty flavors with your coffee and chocolate? If so, this Starbucks mocha drink is definitely for you.

The minty flavor of the peppermint syrup blends perfectly with the sweetness of the mocha sauce and the bitterness of the coffee. 

Plus, the drink is topped with whipped and dark chocolate mocha sauce, making it more irresistible.  

Other people would argue with this, but we know that Peppermint Mocha is one of the great Starbucks drinks.

If you haven’t tried it out, waste no more time. We’re pretty sure you’ll love this drink too.  

3. Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha 

Starbucks Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha

Another peppermint drink that will surely become your new favorite is the Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha.

Instead of the usual mocha sauce, the drink uses white chocolate mocha sauce that adds more creaminess to the drink. It's then topped with sweetened whipped cream.

This recipe started out as a holiday drink that became a classic go-to on their Christmas menu.

But be warned, this drink is packed with a whopping 570 calories, which is a bit much for a single drink. If you're on a diet, you should opt for a Starbucks keto drink instead.

However, since it’s not available year-round, we say go for it and indulge in this delicious and creamy cup. It’s only available for a limited time, so why not make the most out of it.  

4. Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino 

Starbucks Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino

If you prefer Frappuccinos instead of hot beverages, this Starbucks peppermint mocha drink is for you. 

The Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino is blended with white mocha syrup, peppermint syrup, espresso, milk, and ice, topped with whipped cream and Starbucks reserve dark chocolate curls.

This is basically a white chocolate mocha Frappuccino but with added mint flavored syrup.

The minty flavor surprisingly works well with the iced white chocolate mocha, but don't drink it too fast or you might get brain freeze. Trust us; it will happen.  

5. Peppermint Mocha Crème Frappuccino 

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Creme Frappuccino

If you don’t like the classic mocha sauce instead of white chocolate mocha for your frappe, this drink is for you.

The Peppermint Mocha Crème Frappuccino is the Frappuccino version of peppermint mocha. 

Like the hot drink, this mocha Frappuccino comes with mocha sauce, espresso, milk, peppermint syrup, and whipped cream but with ice and dark chocolate curls instead of a chocolate drizzle, blended all together. 

If you’re feeling festive, get this iced caffè mocha on your next visit to Starbucks. 

6. White Chocolate Mocha 

Starbucks White Mocha with Raspberry Syrup

Many people prefer white chocolate over milk or dark chocolate, and if you’re one of them, this Starbucks mocha drink will be your next favorite drink.

Instead of the usual mocha sauce, this hot drink uses white chocolate mocha sauce combined with Starbucks’s signature espresso and your choice of steamed milk.[2

You can even add extra whipped cream and toffee nut syrup to make it more indulgent!

A grande cup has 150 mg of caffeine that can help give you a boost of energy to power through your day. 

So if you want caffeine but don’t really enjoy the bitter and intense flavor of coffee, this is a great option.  

7. Black and White Mocha 

Starbucks Black and White Mocha

Feeling a little adventurous for your next Starbucks mocha drink order? Or maybe just torn between white chocolate mochas and the classic mocha?

Don’t worry because the Black and White Mocha is here for you. 

It comes with both the classic mocha sauce and white chocolate syrup mixed with milk and signature espresso. 

It’s also topped with chocolate sequins and Starbucks whipped cream that make this drink even more delectable. 

What are you waiting for? Grab a cup (or two!) of this drink on your next visit to Starbucks.  

8. Mocha Frappuccino 

Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino

Are you looking for a drink that can help you cool down on hot summer days? The Starbuck Mocha Frappuccino is an excellent choice.

This classic drink is made of three simple ingredients: milk, mocha sauce, and frappuccino roast coffee. 

You can also add whipped cream, or spice this drink up by making it affogato style.

Just ask the barista to pour a shot of hot espresso on top instead of blending the coffee into the drink. You’ll never go wrong with this drink.  

9. Toasted White Chocolate Mocha 

Starbucks Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino

What’s better than white chocolate mocha? Of course, its caramelized version - the toasted white chocolate mocha.

The sauce is slightly toasted to give it a more nutty, smoky, but sweet flavor. 

It’s essentially a White Chocolate Mocha drink, but instead of the regular white chocolate mocha sauce, it uses caramelized white chocolate combined with espresso, steamed milk, and topped with whipped cream plus sugar sparkles and crispy white pearls. 

This results in a holiday treat you can’t resist.

If you’re looking for another way to consume caffeine without the bitter taste of coffee, this is a great option.  

10. TikTok White Mocha 

Starbucks Iced White Mocha with Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam and Caramel Drizzle

Of course, we won’t forget to include in our list the popular Starbuck mocha drink on TikTok.

Unlike many TikTok drinks that have a complicated recipe, this drink is simple.

Just ask for a venti-sized iced coffee with four pumps of white chocolate mocha sauce and sweet whipped cream. 

Even though the drink sounds simple, it has a creamy sweet taste that will leave you wanting more in every sip.

Just remember, this is a Starbucks secret menu drink so don’t just ask for the TikTok White Mocha. You need to tell the barista the exact recipe to replicate this drink.  

Ordering Mocha Drinks At Starbucks (Tips & Tricks) 

Ordering Starbuck mocha drinks is easy since most of its drinks are available on its regular menu. However, there are some, like the TikTok White Mocha drink, that require you to list the recipe. 

If you’re feeling nervous about ordering mocha drinks, here are some tips that will help ease your mind:  

  • Mochas are available in hot, iced, and frappuccino. Before ordering, decide what you want to narrow down your choices.
  • Starbucks cup sizes come in tall, grande, and venti. It’s essentially just small, medium, and large. 
  • If you want to customize your favorite drink and add mocha to it, you have three mocha sauce choices: classic mocha sauce, white chocolate mocha syrup, and the seasonal toasted white chocolate mocha sauce. 
  • You can also choose the milk or steamed milk you want to add. Starbucks has a variety of choices, ranging from nonfat milk to non-dairy options. I recommend trying Starbucks almond milk with these mocha drinks.
  • One way to level up your Starbucks mocha drink is to add flavored syrup. In addition to peppermint, mochas are perfect with vanilla syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup, or pretty much any coffee Frappuccino syrup. Experiment with the ratios and create your own. 
  • You can also customize the toppings of your mocha drink and add whatever you want. If you want more chocolate, add more chocolate swirls. Want it to be sweeter? Add caramel drizzle. Your imagination is the limit.
  • If you want more caffeine in your drink, you can always add an extra shot of espresso.
  • Are you watching your calories? Ask the barista to make yours a skinny mocha. Skinny at Starbucks means no sugar, no whipped cream, and the milk will be replaced with a nonfat version. However, all mocha drizzle contains sugar, and it's not possible to get a skinny mocha. But its skinny version will remove the whipped cream and change the milk to a healthier option. 
  • You can also go decaf if you’re not a fan of caffeine. Unfortunately, not all locations have a decaf espresso, but there’s no harm in asking! But chocolate also contains caffeine, so if you really want a caffeine-free Starbucks mocha, you can always replace the regular mocha sauce with white chocolate mocha sauce.  

Frequently Asked Starbucks Mocha Drink Questions

What mocha sauce does Starbucks use?  

Starbucks has its own mocha sauce (sometimes called mocha drizzle) brand, which is made by Fontana.  

Does Starbucks have sugar-free mocha sauce? 

Unfortunately, Starbucks doesn’t have a sugar-free mocha or white mocha sauce. The sugar-free options they have include vanilla syrup, caramel syrup, raspberry syrup, and cinnamon dolce syrup.

What is Starbucks Mocha flavor? 

The flavor of the classic Starbucks mocha sauce is chocolate, and a mocha is kind of like a cross between a hot chocolate and coffee. It also comes in white chocolate flavor and toasted white chocolate.  

Is a Starbucks mocha stronger than a latte? 

Yes, it is. The chocolate in the mocha drizzle and java chocolate chips also have caffeine in them. This makes this tasty drink stronger than a latte.

Can you get a low calorie Starbucks mocha?

Most mochas do have a lot of calories, but you can reduce the calories. Ask for non fat milk, sugar free flavored syrup, get rid of the whipped cream, and choose a smaller size drink to keep the calories down. You can also just ask for a skinny mocha or skinny iced caffè mocha and your barista will know what you want. 


There you have it, the best mocha drinks at Starbucks you should try right now. If you don't know yet, mocha is a mix of hot chocolate and coffee.

There are many ways for you to create your own mocha drink; just be creative.

So, if you want to experience chocolatey goodness in a cup, go ahead and order a Starbucks mocha drink now! 


1. https://www.starbucks.com/menu/product/408/hot

2. https://www.starbucks.com/menu/product/420/hot

Kim Fernandez


Kim Fernandez
Kim offers a unique perspective on coffee culture and trends. Kim's writing is personal and experiential, providing readers with firsthand advice on the latest in coffee. Beyond her writing, Kim is an avid explorer of new coffee trends and spots, always seeking to share the most genuine advice and latest trends. True to her love for coffee, you'll often find her in a café, immersed in a book with a freshly brewed cup of joe.

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