How to Make a Chile Mocha Latte at Home
Love the new Starbucks flavor? Here’s an easy way to make a chile mocha latte at home! You can even jar up the mix- it makes a great gift!
Hey have you tried the new Starbucks flavor yet? I picked one up at the airport, on my way home from that Washington trip I told you about the other day. It’s really good! Very chocolate-y and rich, with a hint of sweet cinnamon and a really interesting spiciness that warms you in the loveliest way.
I love when Starbucks comes out with new flavors. People always go nuts for those seasonal coffees! And they never fail to inspire me to do something fun for this site.
Remember two years ago when I made that Chestnut Praline bundt cake? That was awesome. So buttery and nutty! The brown sugar pound cake was so moist and flavorful, and that chestnut praline sauce was just off the charts. Well, this year it’s all about the Chile Mocha, and I’m showing you an easy way to recreate this scrummy drink at home.
It’s basically just a really simple spice mix that includes cocoa powder, sugar, cinnamon, ancho chili powder, and a tiny pinch of cayenne. You can mix it up in a matter of seconds!
Stir those together and add to your coffee, whatever your go-to coffee may be. My go-to is a latte (I have this kind of machine), so that means I steam about 6 ounces of milk and add that to 2 ounces of brewed espresso. But if you’re more of a cafe Americano-type, this would work equally well with regular drip coffee + cream or half & half.
This chile mocha latte will warm you from the inside out! It’s a perfect drink for the cooler months. Rich, chocolate-y, and creamy, with a hint of cinnamon and warm spice. Take it with you when you go to the pumpkin patch or to a football game! You’ll love that little bit of spicy heat.
You can even mix up a big jar of this chile mocha mix, and give it as a gift. It’s a great way to treat yourself or someone you love. This recipe makes enough to fill an 8-ounce canning jar, which yields around 10 servings. I tied it up pretty with jute and baker’s twine. Easy as can be and so cute!
Love coffee as much as I do? Check out these other delicious coffee-inspired treats!
Chile Mocha Latte Mix
- 1/3 cup (66.67 g) granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup (28.67 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
- 1/8 teasponn (0.13 teasponn) cayenne pepper
- Place all the ingredients in an 8-ounce mason jar.
- Stir to combine.
- Add one tablespoon of the chile mocha mix to your favorite brewed coffee.
Love Starbucks Chili Mocha latte. Unfortunately it’s been discontinued. I do like my coffee sweeter so I add a tablespoon of toffee nut. My tastebuds do a happy dance with every sip of my chili mocha latte. Thank you for sharing and posting.
My pleasure Ruth! I’m so happy you’ve been enjoying this!
Thanks for this yummy recipe! I love my mug in the morning, but honestly I have never even heard of chilly mocha. I made a batch and loved it! But then I couldn’t find the recipe again. Found it and plan on making some for gifts. My new favorite
So happy you like it Cyndi! Thanks for the great feedback!
I am so happy to have this recipe–I really enjoyed the drink at Starbucks, and now that it’s gone, your recipe is making a cold Indiana winter much warmer! Thank you!
Oh that’s so great! So happy to hear you are making it and enjoying Leslie. Thanks for the great feedback; stay warm!
Awesome recipe! I’m in love with chile mochas and can’t wait to make one at home.
I imagine this mix might make delicious hot chile cocoa too!
Oh great! I hope you enjoy this and yes it would be great without the coffee as well! Thanks so much Katie!
i want a little spice in everything so this is definitely up my alley. i’m usually a purist when it comes to coffee, but now i’m not so sure! and i just love the idea of gifting the spice blend.
I totally get it! In the morning my coffee needs to be plain, but I don’t mind jazzing up my second cup. I’m so glad you like this idea Cathy! Thank you so much!
Nice timing, Allie! I’m drinking Starbuck’s chile mocha right now for the first time. Can’t wait to make it at home!
Also, saw the snapchat/ig stories from when you and Alice were in WA. Looks like so much fun! Which you ladies could’ve stayed in Seattle longer so we could all meet up. Next time!
Oh, I’m so sorry we missed you! It was a bit of a whirlwind trip to be honest. In and out in just a day. Would have loved to have seen you again. Thanks so much for the sweet comment!
this looks awesome
Thanks! I have been really enjoying it!
Great idea for holiday gifting Allie!
Thanks so much Mary Ann! I know it’s early to start thinking about stuff like that but I was just feeling Starbucks inspired!
This is SO cool. I love that it can be premixed for a gift. That is awesome! Definitely have to note this recipe for holiday gifts – my family likes to do food-based stocking stuffers. I am a total sucker for the Starbucks seasonal drinks!
Love that your family does that! This would be perfect. I’m so glad you like it and I hope they all do too! Thanks Sarah!