The Best Ever Warm Spiced Mocha

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Ever since I was a little girl, my mom has been making her spiced mocha.

She brings it out in the early fall and it lasts us through the holiday season and beyond.

This spiced mocha has been by my side through pumpkin-carvings, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade-watchings, snowy days, Christmas mornings, and more. As an adult, I’ve learned that spiking it with a bit of Irish cream adds some extra warmth (if ya know what I mean 😉), and it’s become a staple in our household. This is one of those recipes that will be passed on through the generations. My sister makes it for her family, and come November – when I get married – I’ll be making it for mine!

 Once you’ve poured yourself a mug, you won’t be able to resist enjoying this mocha recipe for years to come. Thanks to my mom – fondly known as “Mama Donna” – I’m able to share this delicious beverage with you!

Mama Donna's Spiced Mocha

The Best Ever Warm Spiced Mocha


  • 1 cup of dry, non-dairy creamer
  • 1 cup of hot cocoa mix
  • 2/3 cup of instant coffee powder
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg


  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in a jar to re-use all fall and winter long.
  2. Scoop out 3-4 heaping teaspoons per 6oz mug of boiling water.
  3. Top with whipped cream and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon.
  4. Enjoy!

Happy spiced mocha-drinking! ❤️

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The Best Ever Warm Spiced Mocha



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    September 28, 2018 at 9:15 AM

    Sounds simple enough!! Love a good warm fall drink, especially a family recipe too!!

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    September 28, 2018 at 12:59 PM

    YUM! This looks delish! Definitely pinning this for later! I also love that it’s something I can make a big batch of ahead of time and easily take out when the craving hits… which will probably be every night 😉 Thanks so much for sharing this precious recipe and the story behind it!

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    September 28, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    STOP!! This sounds delicious! For sure want to try to make this drink!

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    September 28, 2018 at 3:51 PM

    This sounds so good and perfect for fall! I’ll need to try it, thanks for the recipe!


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    Lavenda Memory
    September 28, 2018 at 6:27 PM

    Wow babe! Now I’m over here craving one of these, ha!

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    September 28, 2018 at 11:25 PM

    This sounds absolutely amazing babe and perfect for Fall and Winter. Will definitely need to make this sometime, thanks for sharing!

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    September 29, 2018 at 12:19 AM

    This drink sounds so good!! Perfect for chilly fall nights! I’ll have to try the recipe soon!

    Xo, steph

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    Indya | The Small Adventurer
    September 29, 2018 at 1:07 AM

    Ooh, I am quite intrigued by the sounds of this! I love mocha, but I’ve hardly had anything “spiced”, so that should be a nice change. I am loving how creative everyone’s getting with these fall and Halloween-esque flavours!

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    September 29, 2018 at 6:55 AM

    This looks delicious! I love mocha-flavored drinks and I love drinks with spices in them, so this seems like it’d be right up my alley! Thank you for sharing! I am looking forward to trying this <3

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    September 29, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    This sounds so good and cozy! The perfect drink for Fall!

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    Alix Maza
    September 29, 2018 at 12:55 PM

    Ohh how easy! Totally pinned it for later.

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    Jasmine Vargas
    September 30, 2018 at 10:21 AM

    my fiance would love this! looks so good.

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    September 30, 2018 at 4:47 PM

    This sounds like the perfect fall drink!! Will definitely be trying it!

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    Taylor Mobley
    October 1, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    This sounds amazingly delicious.

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    Annie Fairfax
    October 1, 2018 at 10:35 AM

    My mother in law makes almost this same exact recipe, but she adds a little bit of vanilla and a dash of whiskey haha. It’s sooooo good, I’ll have to try your version too!

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    Laura Leigh
    October 1, 2018 at 10:44 AM

    Really wish I liked coffee because this sounds amazing!

    xo Laura Leigh
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    October 1, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    Yum yum yum! I love adding cinnamon to my coffee drinks but haven’t tried nutmeg in them before!

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    October 1, 2018 at 1:07 PM

    ok this sounds delicious – definitely trying it this fall!

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    Denise Kokinis
    October 1, 2018 at 5:26 PM

    OMG the perfect drink for fall! Count me in on some of this! I will be making this so soon and kudos to your mom for this recipe!

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    October 1, 2018 at 11:43 PM

    This sounds so yummy and perfect for fall! I need to make a batch of this on a cold day.

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    October 3, 2018 at 7:51 AM

    Oh my god this sounds amazing!!

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    October 5, 2018 at 5:54 PM

    Oooh this looks/sounds so yummy! I bet you could even give the mix as a gift in a cute jar or something!

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