4 Ingredient Low Carb Iced Mocha: Comfort from My Kitchen

Hi there, Friends! Over the last month, I've purposed to become more intentional about healthier eating, which means my twice a day bottled coffee habit had to go! Whether you are a bottled coffee addict or are simply an iced coffee lover looking for a healthier (and less expensive!) alternative, this recipe is for you...

Low carb iced mocha recipe

To illustrate my point, here's the nutrition info from HEB's brand that is comparable to the Starbucks bottled frappuccino--note the calories, carbs, and sugar! My alternative recipe is approximately 50 calories, 4g fat, 5g carbs, and 1g sugar. 

healthy iced mocha recipe

After trying several copycat recipes on Pinterest that either weren't any healthier or just didn't have the desired taste, I came up with my own recipe. I finally achieved the rich chocolate taste I was craving. Want to know my secret? Wait for it...organic cocoa! In addition to satisfying my iced mocha craving, according to Web MD, cocoa "...contains antioxidants called flavonoids. It is not clear how these might work in the body, but they appear to cause relaxation of veins. This could lead to lower blood pressure. These compounds might also reduce the activity of chemicals in the body that promote inflammation or blockage of blood vessels."  You're welcome! 

healthy iced mocha recipe
TIP: You can find the organic cocoa pictured above at Walmart for $3.50. 

Whether you keep a pitcher of cold brew in the fridge or prepare a single serving, the key is to make sure you dissolve the cocoa in the coffee before adding the milk. (If you make an individual serving, I suggest adding the cocoa while the coffee is hot before chilling.)


1 cup almond milk
Serve chilled over ice! 

Be your own barista and craft your healthy indulgence according to your taste! Perhaps you prefer vanilla, a different kind of milk or sweetener. For instance, Youngest Daughter uses oat milk and vanilla Truvia, which also contains stevia. (Her preference is a little higher in calories and carbs but still only has 1g of sugar.) While I usually prefer monk fruit sweetener in cold beverages, I was pleasantly surprised by the chocolate Sweet Leaf stevia drops, and "one squeeze" is perfect for this recipe.

low carb iced mocha recipe
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  1. This sounded great! I have been putting a spoonful of cocoa into my hot instant coffee 1-2x/week and using leftover sugar free Peppermint syrup; sure jazzes up the old instant! Will have to try it iced!

  2. I'm not a coffee drinker but my daughters are and they love iced coffee. I'll have to share! xo Kathleen

  3. This sounds delicious. I drink iced lattes every morning so this would be right up my alley.


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