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Money saving homemade mocha coffee

I’m so glad the school year is finally over! Why? Because I had two sons graduate and I am exhausted! One son graduated from high school and the other from middle school. For the past month, my days have been filled with graduation party planning, graduation crafting and house cleaning for out of town guests. There were lots of late nights to get everything done, which led to many tired mornings where I needed a Kraft McCafé Coffee pick-me-up.

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Since every penny counts when you’re planning multiple graduation parties, I saved money by skipping the local coffee shop and the high-cost coffee drinks. However, there were days that I really NEEDED to take a “me” moment and craved a coffee treat to help get me through the day. That’s when I decided to create my own Money Saving Homemade Mocha Coffee using the Breakfast Blend Kraft McCafé Coffee. Sounds good right?! Besides, who doesn’t like to save money and have a good cup of coffee!I had never heard of McCafé Coffee prior to last month, but I’m so glad I found it in the coffee aisle at Walmart. These premium coffees are harvested from the rich soils of the foremost coffee-growing areas of the world, are made with 100% Arabica Beans, come in 8 flavors and are so affordable! Sounds great right?!

Money saving homemade mocha coffee #McCafeMyWay

I picked up the lighter Breakfast Blend for me and the medium Premium Roast for my husband. My husband loves the slightly stronger flavor of the Premium Roast and he plans on trying the French Roast soon. I love that the Breakfast Blend has a less intense flavor and leaves no bitter aftertaste. It’s a great blend that I can drink anytime of the day and works great for making mixed coffee drinks.

If you like coffee house treats, but are looking to save money too, here’s an easy coffee treat recipe that you can make at home anytime you desire.

Money Saving Homemade Mocha Coffee Recipe:

  • 12 oz. hot Breakfast Blend Kraft McCafé Coffee
  • 1 T. cocoa powder or dutch cocoa (less acidic)
  • 1 1/2 T. raw/regular sugar to taste
  • 1 T. heavy cream or more to taste
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate sauce (optional)
  • mini mallow bits or mini marshmallows (optional)
Mixing ingredients

Place vanilla, sugar and cocoa powder into a cup.

Mixing in the cocoa for money saving homemade mocha coffee

Pour a small amount of hot coffee into the cup to dissolve the sugar and cocoa. Once dissolved, pour the remaining coffee into the cup and add in the cream.

Money saving homemade mocha coffee with whipped cream

Top off the coffee with whipped cream.

Dripping chocolate money saving homemade mocha coffee

This next step is optional, but if I’m making a coffee treat, why not go all the way and top it off with chocolate syrup and mini mallow bits?! Yum!

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Want to try making your own coffee creation for your own “me” time? Head down to Walmart and grab a bag or two of McCafé Coffee. If you’re lucky, you can even find McCafé Coffee demos in select Walmart stores to get a sneak taste of the Kraft premium coffees. Then tell me in the comments below what homemade coffee drink you would create.

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Homemade Mocha Coffee

Serves 1
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Misc Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Skip the high-cost of coffee shop drinks and make your own money saving homemade mocha coffee drink.


  • 12oz hot McCafé Breakfast Blend Coffee
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon raw sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream or creamer
  • whipped cream


  • chocolate syrup
  • mallow bits


The measurements are guidelines and the sugar, cream and cocoa can be adjusted to suite your own taste.


Step 1
Place vanilla, sugar and cocoa powder into a cup.
Step 2
Pour a small amount of hot coffee into the cup to dissolve the sugar and cocoa. Once dissolved, pour the remaining coffee into the cup and add in the cream.
Step 3
Top off the coffee with whipped cream.
Step 4
This next step is optional. Drizzle the top off whipped cream with chocolate syrup and mini mallow bits.

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  1. I love coffee just about any way it’s made. This is going on my must try list. It looks delicious and I love the money saving tips. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  2. Hi Erlene, just in time for my second cup of coffee! This looks seriously delicious! Thank you for sharing at the OhMyHeartsieGirlWW! Have a great week!

  3. I’m all about saving money when it comes to my coffee addiction! Lately I’ve been making a few too many trips to Starbucks, so I definitely need to try this. It sounds SO good. Thanks for sharing it with The Wednesday Showcase.

  4. I so want a cup of coffee right now. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Thanks for linking up at #HomeMattersParty this week hope you will come back next week to link up again.

  5. Your pictures are stunning! Pinning!! Thanks for linking to Tips & Tricks. Can’t wait to see what you link up next.

  6. Erlene thank you so much for bringing this wonderful treat to Fridays Blog Booster Party. I think you have made it better than a coffee shop makes it, and like you say far more economical. I have the feeling that you and your husband will be making many more coffees like this.

  7. McCafe is my husband’s favorite brand of coffee. We buy the pods, but I need to buy a bag so I can make your homemade mocha coffee. It sounds and looks delicious.

  8. School isn’t finished here yet. We have three more weeks to go. Your mocha coffee looks yummy. I pinned. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes, Darlene