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Mexican Mocha

Mexican Mocha Recipe – Rich chocolatey mocha with a kick of cinnamon and spicy heat. This latin-inspired mocha recipe will keep you warm, down to your toes, all through the chilly months.

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Ever had a Mexican Mocha Recipe?

It’s a cafe mocha drink with the addition of rustic spices and spicy heat!

When I step into a coffee shop, it’s the first thing I look for on the menu. This rich blend of coffee and cream with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper makes this warming beverage even more stimulating.

The spices add an extra layer of warming-power that makes my throat tingle and my heart happy.

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My recipe today is written for one beverage. Yet, this is a great mix to make in larger batches for edible gifts this season.

Just imagine packaging up a jar of Mexican Mocha Recipe Mix with some aromatic roasted coffee beans, and a cute little instruction tag.

Who wouldn’t want that?!

Or what about tailgating? Hanging in the parking lot with friends on a chilly autumn day would be much more toasty with a Mexican Mocha in your hands.

Personally, I like to make a large batch of Mexican Mocha Mix to keep in the pantry for rainy days.

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Mexican Mocha Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Mexican Mocha Recipe - Rich chocolatey mocha with a kick of cinnamon and spicy heat.
Servings: 1 cup



  • In a small bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
  • Pour the coffee in a large mug, stir in the cocoa mix, until smooth. Then add cream to taste.
  • I usually like to make a larger batch of the Mexican Mocha Mix so I can make them quickly when needed. See batch instructions below.


Mexican Mocha Mix (Large Batch)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. cinammon
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Use 3 tablespoons per cup.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 132kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 11mg, Potassium: 160mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 325IU, Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Author: Sommer Collier

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73 comments on “Mexican Mocha”

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  3. Very nice! I’ve tried other recipes and this has been the most flavorful. Thank you!

  4. I’m sorry if I missed it, but if you make a batch, what is the serving size (how much of the mix do you add to coffee/cream)?

    • Hi Ann!

      This is an older recipe, so we probably need to update and clarify…

      If making a large batch, it makes enough mix for 8 servings. 3 tablespoons of mix should be added to 6 oz coffee + 1 + 3 tablespoons of cream. So it should equal approximately 1 cup per serving. :)

  5. Too spicy! my palette is not made for this, will probably try doubling the cinnamon.

  6. its look so delicious

  7. Yes, that’s looks so DELICIOUS!

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  11. Oooooweeeee!! I made this and added it to my morning coffee routine. My husband will not have coffee any other way now! Perfect, perfect, perfect!! I always have a jar of this available, and made jars for my three adult children. Thank you. This is a winner!! I live in Western Pennsylvania, and it warms me up on chilly mornings. Reminds me of the Mexican mocha drinks I enjoyed souring my Air Force days, stationed in Oklahoma City. Wonderful!!!

  12. It’s great! It’s really easy and perfect for what I wanted. I added a bit more cayenne cause I love extra spice. When you take a sip you’re immediately greeted with a blast of cinnamon then the spice hits your throat after you swallow, accentuating the more subtle spice of the cinnamon. It’s kind of like magic. It feels like a Harry Potter potion. The cocoa brings it all together really well. This is how I’m making my coffee from now on.

  13. Yes I made it. 😳 My taste preferences must be different than yours. I was hoping to copy a coffee shop recipe I had tried last week. It was sweeter and had less pepper kick to it. I love this, though, because it gives me a guideline to start with and now I can tweak it the way I need it to be for my taste preferences. Thank you.

  14. If you make this with the espresso shots, do you add water to top up your mug?

  15. Delicious! I’ve tried other recipes and this has been the most flavorful. Thank you!

  16. I made a batch omitting the Cocoa Powder and the Powdered Sugar, I replaced it with Sugar-Free French Vanilla Coffee Creamer Powder and 1 Cup of Splenda with 3 Tablespoons of Corn Starch I used Evaporated Milk in place of Heavy Cream/ 1/2&1/2… And Decaffeinated Coffee…WOW!!! Delicious!!!

  17. Made a double shot of espresso in my Nespresso. Good, but but too sweet. Will try again, next time cutting back on the powdered sugar. 

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  19. I made this but the cayenne was too much. Will cut it by 1/2 next time. Maybe add some vanilla. Not too bad for my first attempt. Thanks for the recipe.

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  29. This is a great idea, but i think it needs more cocoa, cinnamon and sugar. The predominant taste is the cayenne for me.

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  35. Just done batch, well worthy to try, perfect winter drink

  36. On the hunt for delicious beverages like this to keep me warm this winter. This one will definitely do the job! YUM!

  37. We are under a snowfall warning here in Calgary right now, I may have to make one of these and spend the rest of the afternoon scouring the interweb for new blogs!

  38. Oh wow! Tasty :) I am so excited to try this!!

  39. Sommer this looks and sounds so good! I could use a big mug of this right now! Pinned!

  40. SO great. We make a similar hot chocolate mix for Christmas gifts, but I love the idea of putting it in coffee.

  41. Sounds like a nice warm cup of mocha Sommer!

  42. I want one of these when I wake up in the morning. Please?! Gorgeous photos, Sommer.

  43. Love my mochas, I can’t wait to try this version out. Pinning.

  44. I love the spices in this! Comforting with a kick!

  45. Oh man I think I’m going to have to have this tomorrow — it looks great!

  46. Keeping this for my Christmas baskets, great idea Sommer!!

  47. Yes to all these spices… and I’m always into the kick, so I might even up the cayenne for my cup.

  48. Mmm.. i’m loving the spices in this mocha, Sommer. So comforting :)

  49. I need a big mug of this mocha! The mix is such a great gift idea!

  50. Mmmm! I could go for a cup or three of these! ;-)

  51. I am HOOKED on mochas and this would seriously rock my world!

  52. I’m Californian, and Mexican Mocha’s are hugely popular. I love heat with chocolate! And great idea for gifting

  53. I love keeping drink mixes like this on hand. Not only for a quick warm drink but as a last minute gift to give!

  54. What a great post! This will come in handy as a gift for my bro. for Christmas.

  55. This sounds amazing! Spicy chocolate is my fave!

  56. That would be perfect this weekend!

  57. This looks awesome!! I would love a big cozy mug in this chilly weather.

  58. This sounds superb! Especially now that the mornings are chilly. Beautiful photos!

  59. I love the idea of giving this as an edible gift, Sommer. Looks like we both had comforting drinks on the brain today. <3

  60. Nice! I always enjoy adding a hint of cinnamon and chili heat to chocolate!

  61. I love the spiciness of this; I usually use a disc of Mexican chocolate but this makes it much easier. No surprise if I could see this with a bit of tequila right?

  62. I have never added cayenne to any drink, but am thinking it is time! This sounds so cozy and comforting. Kind of perfect for today since it is snowing. Oh and I love the idea of gifting this. Fun!

  63. Is regular whipping cream the same as California cream??