Imagine a fusion of Piña Colada, espresso, and chocolate. Or a Bounty candy bar in liquid form, but better. That’s how we would describe the Dutch Bros Cocomo drink!
Coconut lovers have a new favorite, and it’s not short on variation. Hot, iced, or blended, this drink is a treat to your taste buds; and that’s why we sourced the recipe!
- What is Dutch Bros Cocomo?
- How Many Calories Is In A Dutch Bros Cocomo?
- How to Make Dutch Bros Cocomo
- What Does It Taste & Look Like?
- Similar To The Cocomo
What is Dutch Bros Cocomo?
The Cocomo is a flavorful combination of espresso, chocolate milk, and coconut syrup. You can get it as a freeze, hot or cold.(1)
It might seem strange at first, but chocolate and coconut work perfectly, as well as chocolate and coffee. This drink fuses them together into a delicious blend.
How Many Calories Is In A Dutch Bros Cocomo?
The calorie count in a Cocomo depends on the size and the style you choose. It’s available iced, blended, or hot, but each version comes at a different caloric value.
A medium-size hot Cocomo has 540 calories, while the same size iced is 420 calories. The blended Cocomo is most caloric at 730 per medium cup.
- Medium (Hot): 540 cals per 16 fl oz
- Medium (Iced): 420 cals per 24 fl oz
- Medium (Blended): 720 cals per 24 fl oz
How to Make Dutch Bros Cocomo
We loved this drink, so we took up a quest to find the perfect Dutch Bros Cocomo recipe. Surprisingly it was easy to make and hits the right spot, just like the original.
It’s a must-try, especially if you’re a coconut lover.
- Espresso: 2 shots
- Coconut Syrup*: 1 oz
- Chocolate Milk**: 9 oz
- Start by preparing 2 shots of espresso using an espresso maker. Don't use brewed or drip coffee as we need a strong brew that will push through the other ingredients.
- Once the espresso is done, set it aside to cool. Next, prepare a cocktail shaker, mason jar, or bottle with a lid. We'll use this to mix the beverage.
- Take your chocolate milk out of the fridge and add 9 oz to the shaker of choice. Next, add the coconut syrup to the shaker.
- Make sure the shaker seals tight. To combine the coconut syrup and chocolate milk, close the shaker, and shake for a minute.
- Open the shaker and add the cooled espresso and ice. Shake up the mix a little longer so the ice can chill the liquids.
- Get your favorite tall glass and pour the Cocomo. Add the ice so the drink will stay chilled until you finish it. Enjoy!
* I'm using a homemade coconut syrup but I recommend using the Torani syrup as it's the same one that Dutch Bros uses.
** Try to use Horizon chocolate milk; it works great with coffee.
What Does It Taste & Look Like?
At first glance, the Cocomo looks just like an iced mocha. You can add a splash of coconut milk to give a lighter color and to intensify the coconut flavor.
You can use this recipe to make the blended version too. Just blend up all the same ingredients. To amp up the decadence, add whipped cream on top!
The Cocomo is a lot like Mocha with a coconut twist. As I sip, it reminds me of a Bounty candy bar, like rich milk chocolate with sweet coconut flavor.
The iced or blended version is the way to go, as it’s more refreshing. But if you’re a fan of comforting drinks, make it hot.
Love Dutch Bros Cocomo? You May Love These Too
Once you get used to the coconut chocolate flavor, there’s no turning back. A whole new world of coconut-infused coffee is ahead of you.
We’ve listed some other Dutch Bros coffees that come with a suitable amount of tropical flavor.
The Bob, also known as The Bob Marley, was once a secret menu item but quickly made its way to the regular menu. And it truly packs some Jamaican flavors.
This drink includes chocolate mocha, coconut, and banana. It’s available in several styles, hot, iced, blended, or breve.
The White Angel is made with white coffee, where the beans are roasted a bit differently. It’s mixed with a blend of syrups: vanilla, white chocolate, and coconut syrup.
It usually comes with a breve base, but you can substitute it with a mocha base. Splurge a little and have it with a soft top.
The German Chocolate is made with mocha as the base drink. Then it’s mixed with caramel, dark chocolate, and coconut syrup. It’s a very rich taste that you can make at home too.
In an 8 oz cup of milk, add 1 tablespoon each of Torani dark chocolate sauce, crème caramel, and coconut syrup.
The Islander also features a mocha base, completed with chocolate macadamia nut, vanilla, and coconut syrup. And it can be ordered sugar-free, unlike most coconut coffees.
You can make a switch and have it done the Kick-Me mix, which is breve, instead of the mocha base.
The Fleck is among the most popular secret menu items. Here’s how to order it: ask for the breve base, add white chocolate, hazelnut, and coconut syrup.
We prefer it hot, as the taste lingers more towards a comforting winter drink, not a fruity one. Add whipped cream to make it even more indulging.
Coconut Cold Brew Mocha
The coconut cold brew mocha is like a lighter version of a Cocomo. There’s less chocolate milk, and there’s cold brew instead of espresso. Coconut syrup is added like in the Cocomo.
It’s a good choice if you want to tone down the calories. You can switch to sugar-free syrup for an even lighter drink.
Coffee flavors are our favorite subject to explore and sometimes we’re left a little disappointed. But that’s not the case with the Dutch Bros Cocomo.
The espresso keeps it potent while the sweet chocolate milk and coconut make it feel like a treat. It’s perfect as a refreshment on a hot day or a cozy drink in winter.
FAQ: Dutch Bros Cocomo
The Cocomo is not dairy-free. The base is mocha which is made with Dutch Bros own chocolate milk. You can ask the bro-ista to suggest alternative milk if that’s an option.
If you have a dairy sensitivity, please let the barista know. They will try to prevent cross-contamination.
The base of the Cocomo is chocolate milk which contains dairy. So, the Cocomo is not vegan. However, you can still ask the bro-ista if they can make it vegan.
They will substitute the chocolate milk for plant-based milk, but they might not have a chocolate version.
Yes, Dutch Bros use coconut syrup in a variety of their drinks. Coconut syrup is even used in Rebel, the Dutch Bros own energy drinks. You can get it sugar-free too.
If you’re not a fan of syrup in drinks, you can substitute it for coconut milk, if the drink comes with milk. It will give the drink a coconut flavor and a creamy texture.
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:
- Dutch Bro’s: https://www.dutchbros.com/menu/dutch-classics/cocomo