My Starbucks Caffè Mocha Rip-Off

I got into a bad habit lately of getting a tall decaf Starbucks Caffè Mocha nearly every day at around 4:00. At $3.63 a day that’s over $25.00 a week (ouch). I decided to make my own at home instead…

Heat one cup of milk on the stove, add 1.5 tablespoons of instant coffee and 2 tablespoons of instant hot cocoa mix, whisk to combine, pour into a mug and serve.


  1. Laura  November 7, 2012

    Great recipe! I wish you had used the term “knock-off” instead of rip off though – makes it sound like Starbuck’s ripped you off! 🙂 Just sayin’

  2. Alessandra  November 7, 2012

    clever girl!!
    I think I have the same problem, but with the caramel macchiato (tall and hot!)…;oD
    xxx Alessandra

  3. Nakita  December 18, 2012

    Hello, this is an awesome site and recipe. Ill be using it instead of Starbucks.
    Could you tell me where the Mug is from? I would love one just like it 🙂

    • Haydee  December 19, 2012

      Hi Nakita, the mug is from Anthropologie and it is called Homegrown monogram mug about $8.00 –
      Hope that helps.

      • camilla  December 20, 2012

        So right, Haydee and they still have them in their stores now. thanks, C 🙂