Dunkin Cocoa Mocha: This Copycat Recipe Is Bomb!

Besides a shot of espresso, only a few drinks can pick me up like a Dunkin Cocoa Mocha. It’s the combination of caffeine and comforting cocoa that just do the job so well. 

Sounds tempting? Read on for my copycat recipe!

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Topics Explored

  1. Dunkin Cocoa Mocha
  2. Food Pairing
  3. Cocoa Mocha Flavor Profile & Calories
  4. How to Make The Cocoa Mocha Latte

Intro: Dunkin Cocoa Mocha

A little more indulging than the classic mocha, the Cocoa Mocha is a latte that the chain introduced in 2019

It features an intense mocha taste, with chocolate and espresso as its main flavors.

If you love mochas, I guarantee you’ll love this drink!

Copycat Cocoa Mocha

The Cocoa Mocha is a seasonal drink which means you can’t find it all the time.

However, it usually makes an appearance as part of Dunkin’s winter lineup. 

Dunkin brought back the Cocoa Mocha a few times over the last couple of years, so you might expect it this year too!

What is in the Cocoa Mocha?

The Cocoa Mocha latte is espresso, skim or whole milk, and chocolate sauce, topped with whipped cream, cocoa powder, and a chocolate drizzle.

It’s available warm and iced. (1)

Cocoa Mocha Pairings

Cocoa Mocha Latte is usually ordered as a breakfast coffee or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

So breakfast items, like bagels or muffins are the perfect combo.

It also goes without saying that the Cocoa Mocha tastes good with donuts. But be aware that this sweet treat will add to your calorie count for the day.

Cocoa Mocha Flavor Profile & Calories

Since it’s a seasonal drink, not many can get their hands on the Cocoa Mocha.

If you’ve never tried it, read along for what you can expect and how many calories you’ll need to sacrifice.

Cocoa Mocha Ingredients


Contrary to its name, you won’t find the Cocoa Mocha overwhelmingly sweet.

Chocolate flavor from the cocoa powder and the mocha sauce will be the first taste to hit you. This is quickly followed by the espresso flavor.

Steamed milk also gives it a rich silky texture, coating your mouth at each sip.


Cocoa Mocha is classified as a latte, meaning the base consists of espresso and milk. The key ingredient which gives it its flavor is the Mocha flavor swirl

The drink is followed by whipped cream, a chocolate drizzle, and sprinkled with cocoa powder.


So, how many calories are in the Cocoa Mocha latte? Calories depend on the drink size and type of milk.

You can choose between whole and skim milk. Whole milk complements the drink but raises the calories too.

Cocoa Mocha (Skim Milk):

  • Small: 250 cals
  • Medium: 330 cals
  • Large: 420 cals

Cocoa Mocha (Whole Milk):

  • Small: 300 cals
  • Medium: 400 cals
  • Large: 520 cals


Cocoa Mocha contains caffeine as it has espresso shots. Depending on the size this drink contains between 1 to 3 shots for small to large.

It’s worth noting that  Dunkin’s espresso is higher in caffeine than other shops with about 120 mg per shot.

How to Make Dunkin Cocoa Mocha Latte

We’re sharing a true and tried homemade Cocoa Mocha latte recipe as promised. 

If you don’t want to wait in line for the seasonal drinks this holiday season, get your brewing gear and take on this recipe.

Dunkin Cocoa Mocha Recipe

Dunkin Cocoa Mocha Recipe

Yield: 1 serving (~12 oz)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Cocoa Mocha latte recipe makes one serving and should be prepared right before consuming. If you plan on sharing make sure to double it!


  • Espresso: 2 shots
  • Milk: 1/2 cup
  • Chocolate Sauce (Torani Puremade Chocolate Sauce): 1.5 tbsp
  • Whipped Cream (Optional)
  • Chocolate Drizzle (Optional)


    1. Start by adding the chocolate sauce to the bottom of your chosen cup. You can additionally line your cup with chocolate sauce as well.Add Choc Sauce
    2. Brew 2 shots of espresso using your moka pot or espresso machine. You can use any roast you have on hand, but we recommend a lighter roast if you're not a huge coffee fan.Pull Shot of Espresso
    3. Add the brewed espresso to the cup with chocolate sauce immediately and stir to combine them. Make sure the sauce dissolves into the coffee before moving on to the next step.Pour Espresso Into Chocolate
    4. Place your milk in a pitcher and use a steam wand or a handheld frother to froth it. Be careful not to burn the milk, the temperature should not exceed 145°F.Milk & Steam Wand
    5. Pour the steamed milk over the coffee and scoop the foam. Optionally you can add whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle on top. Enjoy!Cocoa Mocha Whipped Cream


Dunkin Cocoa Mocha

The Cocoa Mocha is one of the things that get me excited during the winter season.

This adult version of hot cocoa is easy to make at home too if you want to taste it when it’s not available in-store.

Verified Sources

Wondering where your info comes from? We totally understand. Hey Joe only obtains our information from reputable sources. Contents from this article are sourced from the following publications:

  1. News Dunkin Donuts: https://news.dunkindonuts.com/news/dunkin-espresso-new-signature-lattes
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