This Starbucks Iced Skinny Mocha is as smooth, creamy, and decadent as the original — and with under 100 calories and only 1g sugar per glass, it’s totally guilt-free!
Starbucks Copycat Skinny Mocha
Starbucks coffee was my lifesaver in college. We had two locations on campus and I looked forward to my daily treat to break up the monotony of classes every day until 5pm. The skinny mocha was my go-to drink of choice — the combination of chocolate and espresso got me through the day…without the guilt of full-sugar drinks.
If you love Starbucks, and want to enjoy one of your favorite drinks with a lot fewer calories and less sugar, you are going to love this copycat Skinny Mocha!
With the delicious taste of coffee, rich flavors of chocolate (with a hint of hazelnut), this is an absolute indulgence in a glass! One sip and you may never go back to the drive through again!
With colder weather just around the corner, you might be thinking, why on earth would I get a cold drink this time of year? Well, here in Texas, it still feels like summer so I’m always on the lookout for a way to drink my coffee cold! BUT I will also show you how to make it hot too!
Starbucks Skinny Mocha Ingredients
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- Espresso — Or regular black coffee (for most authentic flavor, I recommend using brewed Starbucks espresso coffee)
- Sugar-free hazelnut creamer — Or vanilla flavored, if you prefer
- Almond Milk — Unsweetened
- Cocoa powder — Unsweetened cocoa powder for baking (not hot cocoa mix)
- Monk fruit sweetener — I highly recommend Lakanto brand monk fruit sweeteners and if you shop through my link and use code “SOCCERMOM” you can save 15% every time you purchase!
- Light Whipped cream
- Sugar-free chocolate syrup
How to Make Starbucks Copycat Skinny Mocha
The iced version is my favorite, and how the drink is pictured. However it’s super easy to make a hot skinny mocha too, so I’ll provide directions for both.
Brew espresso and allow to cool to room temperature. You can also place in the fridge to chill.
Add cooled espresso, hazelnut creamer, cocoa powder, and monk fruit sweetener to a cocktail shaker or shaker bottle. Shake vigorously until cocoa and sweetener have dissolved fully. You can also use a small blender for this step to ensure a smooth drink.
Pour in a glass over ice and top with sugar free whipped cream and sugar free chocolate syrup, for an extra flavorful treat!
To make a hot mocha, brew coffee and add to a saucepan with all of the other ingredients, over medium-low heat. Whisk until cocoa and sweetener dissolve. Pour into a mug and enjoy.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Calories are in Starbucks Iced Skinny Mocha?
A 16-ounce Grande Starbucks Iced Skinny Mocha contains 120 calories, according to the company website. It contains 1.5 grams of fat, 18 grams carbohydrates, and 9 grams of sugar. Compared to the regular Starbucks mocha, this is a much lighter option!
By contrast, our skinny Starbucks iced mocha contains only 94 calories, 10 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of sugar — for a similarly sized portion!
Not only is this copycat recipe easy to whip up at home, but it’s actually better!
Is this Skinny Mocha Keto Friendly?
Yes, but it depends on your daily carb allowance. This recipe contains 8 grams net carbs and only 1g sugar. If you’re in a strict keto phase, where you’re trying to stick to 20g or less carbs per day, this might be tough to fit in. However, it could easily be accommodated in a moderate or maintenance phase!
Can You Make it with Regular Sugar?
Absolutely! If you’re looking for the “regular” Starbucks iced mocha recipe and ended up on this page, don’t worry! Simply use regular sugar or and hazelnut coffee creamer in place of our sugar free ingredients.
You can also add a drizzle of regular chocolate syrup on top for extra chocolate-y flavor!
Can You Use Non-Fat Milk?
Sure! Starbucks uses skim milk in their skinny drinks, so that is an option if you’d rather.
Because I am lactose intolerant, I stick to non-dairy milks. Almond milk is actually lower in sugar than skim milk, so it’s a better choice if sugar is a concern.
For even creamier flavor, try using oat milk! It only adds about 30 calories and 2 grams of sugar when you use in place of the almond milk in this recipe. Coconut milk is another popular option for plant based milks (I love it in a cappuccino or latte!)
More Starbucks Copycat Recipes
- Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refresher
- Copycat Starbucks Chocolate Cold Brew
- Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte Recipe
- Better than Starbucks Pumpkin Loaf (Gluten Free)
- Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bread
- Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Starbucks Mango Dragonfruit Refresher
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Starbucks Skinny Iced Mocha Copycat Recipe
- 3/4 cup espresso hot or chilled
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk sugar free
- 1/4 cup sugar-free hazelnut creamer
- 4 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons Monk fruit sweetener
- Light Whipped cream
- Sugar-free chocolate syrup
- Add chilled espresso, creamer, almond milk, cocoa, and sweetener to a shaker bottle and shake vigorously until cocoa powder and sweetener have dissolved. You can also use a blender instead.
- Pour over ice and top with sugar free whipped cream and/or sugar free chocolate syrup.
- Add all ingredients to a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Whisk until cocoa and sweetener dissolve, then pour into a heat-safe mug.
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