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13 Easy Ways to Make Chocolate Flavored Coffee At Home

Updated: Dec 10, 2023

Options for chocolate coffee include hot coffee, iced brew, light, medium or dark roast, and classic or decaffeinated.

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Preparing Your Favorite Mug of Coffee

Creating your own chocolate coffee lets you choose your favorite roast or espresso, and saves money.

Start by brewing your favorite coffee. It can be a light, medium, or very dark roast, with caffeine or without.

Use K-Cups, ground, or whole bean for hot or iced coffee.

Is it better to use ground coffee or coffee beans for chocolate-flavored coffee? The good news is that you can use whichever you prefer.

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Ground Coffee: Ready-made ground coffee is easy to use and saves time, especially if you

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don't have a coffee grinder. It works well with different options for making a great brew, like using a drip machine, French press, or espresso maker. If you want to add a chocolate taste with things like cocoa powder or chocolate syrup, using ground chocolate coffee beans helps mix the flavors evenly.

Coffee Beans: Whole coffee beans keep their flavor better. It's fresher when you grind them just before making coffee. For a stronger chocolate taste, you can try mixing cocoa powder or chocolate bits with the beans before grinding. This might make the chocolate flavors stronger in your coffee.

For a hint of chocolate or to stick with low calories and low carbs, check out the various naturally chocolate-flavored coffee beans in the section below, 'Coffee Beans With Natural Chocolate Flavored Notes'.


13 Homemade Chocolate-Flavored Coffee Methods

1. Chocolate Syrup Method:

Add a tablespoon of chocolate syrup to your brew and stir well. You can adjust the amount based on your taste preference.

For those wanting a healthier option for chocolate, NuNaturals makes an absolutely delicious, guilt-free chocolate syrup.

NuNaturals Cocoa Syrup

NuNaturals Cocoa Syrup

2. Cocoa Powder Blend:

Mix a teaspoon of cocoa powder into your ground coffee before brewing. This will infuse the coffee's flavor with rich chocolate.

3. Mocha Coffee:

Brew a shot of espresso and mix it with an equal amount of hot chocolate. Top with whipped cream for a sweeter drink.

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4. Hot Chocolate Coffee:

Brew a cup of your favorite coffee and stir in a packet of instant hot chocolate mix, regular or sugar-free.

5. Chocolate Milk Infusion:

Mix equal parts of chocolate milk and brewed coffee for a creamy chocolatey coffee flavor.

6. Extract:

Add a few drops of chocolate extract to your brewed coffee for an intense kick and no added calories.

There are many great extracts to choose from, and Angel Bake makes an excellent one.

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7. Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans:

Drop a couple of chocolate-covered coffee beans into your cup for a double dose.

8. Mexican Spice:

Mix a pinch of ground cinnamon and a dash of cayenne pepper with your coffee grounds before brewing for a spicy chocolate twist.

9. Almond Milk Blend:

Blend equal parts of chocolate almond milk and brewed coffee for a nutty chocolate flavor.

10. Coconut Delight:

Add a teaspoon of coconut oil and a teaspoon of cocoa powder to your coffee and stir until well combined.

11. Hazelnut Elegance:

Use hazelnut-flavored coffee beans and add a touch of cocoa powder to enhance the rich chocolate notes.

12. Chocolate Whipped Cream Topping:

Top your coffee with homemade chocolate whipped cream made by whipping heavy cream with cocoa powder and powdered sugar (see full recipe below).

13. Iced Coffee:

Brew a strong cup of coffee, let it cool, and then pour it over ice. Add chocolate milk or chocolate syrup and give it a good stir.

The mixes above can be stirred or blended with a hand blender, traditional blender, or bullet for extra creaminess.

Chocolate Flavored Whipped Cream Recipe


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Chill a mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for about 15 minutes before you start.

  2. In the chilled mixing bowl, pour in the heavy whipping cream.

  3. Using an electric mixer or a whisk, beat the cream on medium speed until it starts to thicken. This usually takes a couple of minutes.

  4. Add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder to the partially whipped cream.

  5. Continue to beat on medium-high speed until the cream forms stiff peaks. This means the cream holds its shape when you lift the beaters.

  6. If desired, add vanilla extract for extra flavor and gently fold it in with a spatula.

  7. Once the whipped cream has reached the desired consistency, stop mixing.

  8. Your homemade chocolate-flavored whipped cream is ready! Use it as a topping for coffee, desserts, or anything you like.

  9. Store any leftover whipped cream in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a few days.

Delicious Flavors to Mix With Chocolate Coffee

There are several flavors that pair well with chocolate-flavored coffee, creating a delightful and complex taste experience. Here are some flavors that complement chocolate notes in coffee:

Flavors for chocolate coffee:

  • Vanilla: Creamy, sweet blend.

  • Caramel: Buttery sweetness that matches chocolate.

  • Hazelnut: Nutty, balanced.

  • Mint: Refreshing, cool contrast.

  • Toffee: Sweet, buttery complexity.

  • Coconut: Tropical twist.

  • Almond: Nutty, marzipan-like with chocolate.

  • Orange: Citrusy contrast.

  • Cinnamon: Warm and cozy spice.

  • Cherry: Fruity and tangy.

  • Peanut Butter: Nostalgic combo, like peanut cups.

  • Raspberry: Tart, berry-like balance.

  • Salted Caramel: Sweet and salty mix.

Explore and find your favorite combo!

Coffee Beans With Naturally Chocolate Flavored Notes

Several coffee bean varieties are known for their chocolatey flavor notes. These notes can range from very dark chocolate to light chocolate and even cocoa powder. Here are some coffee bean varieties that are often associated with chocolate notes:

Brazilian Coffee: Many Brazilian coffee beans have a natural chocolate undertone, along with nutty and caramel flavors.

Colombian Coffee: Colombian beans can exhibit chocolate notes, particularly in the Medellin region. They often have a well-balanced flavor profile with mild acidity.

Guatemalan Coffee: Guatemalan beans can offer a rich, dark chocolate flavor with hints of spice and sometimes even fruity undertones.

Sumatra Coffee: Sumatran beans often have a deep, earthy chocolate note accompanied by herbal and sometimes smoky flavors.

Honduran Coffee: Honduran coffee beans may showcase a smooth chocolate taste alongside nutty and fruity characteristics.

Nicaraguan Coffee: Nicaraguan beans can exhibit a sweet chocolate flavor that pairs well with their bright acidity.

Peruvian Coffee: Some Peruvian beans have chocolate notes, along with mild acidity and a nutty profile.

Mexican Coffee: Mexican beans can have a milk chocolate-like sweetness along with nutty and sometimes spicy undertones.

Ethiopian Coffee (Sidamo or Yirgacheffe): While known for their fruity and floral flavors, certain Ethiopian beans may also have subtle chocolate undertones.

It's important to note that the flavor profiles of coffee beans can vary based on factors such as the region, processing method, and roast level. When purchasing coffee, look for tasting notes provided by the roaster or supplier to get an idea of the flavor characteristics of the beans.

3 Brand-Name Ready-Flavored Chocolate Coffee


Intense flavor

Crazy Cup pods have 30% more coffee than the average flavored K-cup pod.

Sugar-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan, kosher, and pareve.

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Mellow coffee base with rich, double chocolate flavoring

Artisan roasted coffee is packed into one-way valve bags for freshness

100% dedicated to Organic Coffee, all Jim's coffee is USDA Certified Organic and Kosher

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Peet's Coffee Las Hermanas

100% women-produced, Fair Trade Certified

Medium roast with milk chocolate, caramel and toasted nut flavor

In addition to whole bean, Peet's Las Hermanas is available in 3 grinds: drip, press pot / percolator, and espresso

Q and A | FAQ | Common Questions About Chocolate-Flavored Coffee

Is there a coffee that has chocolate in it?

Yes, there are many options for coffees with natural cacao notes. See section Types of Coffee Beans With Naturally Chocolate Flavored Notes.

Which coffee is most chocolatey?

Certain Brazilian and Guatemalan coffees are often considered the most chocolatey and best coffee for flavor.

What gives coffee a chocolate flavor?

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The presence of certain compounds in coffee beans can give a chocolate flavor.

What is a coffee and chocolate combination called?

A coffee and chocolate combination is often called 'Café Mocha' or simply "Mocha."

What are chocolate-covered coffee beans called?

They are called "chocolate-covered coffee beans, chocolate coffee beans, or espresso beans." Kona makes wonderful chocolate-covered espresso beans if you want to try a gourmet brand.

Which cocoa is best for coffee?

Dark chocolate or cacao powder is often used.

Is there a coffee-flavored chocolate?

Yes, there are chocolates with coffee-infused flavors.

While there are many varieties to choose from, M&Ms offers a great option for the chocolate and coffee lover!

M&M cold brew caramel chocolate coffee candy

What Starbucks coffee has chocolate notes?

Starbucks' "Cafè Mocha" and "Mocha Frappuccino" are chocolate flavors.

Which coffee is most like hot chocolate?

A "Mocha" coffee, which combines coffee and chocolate flavors, is most like hot chocolate..

That's a Wrap for Chocolate Flavored Coffee! Check out some of our other flavored coffee suggestions..
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