Yield: 1 dark chocolate mocha // Total Time: 5 min. // Disclaimer: This post may include affiliate links. //
This post is sponsored by Papanicholas Coffee, all opinions are my own.

The perfect spooky Halloween coffee is here.

dark chocolate mocha with dark chocolate cold foam

This coffee is *so* rich and delicious. It starts with a dark chocolate mocha that’s made super easily with espresso, your favorite milk, chopped dark chocolate, and black cocoa powder. Then it’s all topped off with a dark chocolate cold foam. If you’re looking to make it extra spooky, top it all off with a dusting of powdered sugar through a Halloween cookie cutter!

papanicholas coffee

I’ve partnered again with my all-time favorite coffee brand: papanicholas coffee for this dark chocolate mocha. I use their coffee beans every day and am so happy to be able to partner with them to spread the love of their coffee. In this recipe I used their swiss chocolate espresso which has a mellow milk chocolate flavor with a mild and sweet finish. I definitely highly recommend trying some of their coffee, they have so many delicious flavors and are always the coffee I use in my recipes (and for my daily caffeine dose!). You can find their website by clicking here. Also, if you do end up purchasing their coffee be sure to use code FRESH20 for 20% off your coffee order!

ingredients and substituions

For the dark chocolate mocha:

Milk: use your favorite milk here!

Black cocoa powder: for flavor and for darkening the color of the mocha.

Dark chocolate: I recommend using a chopped baking bar for the best chocolate flavor, but chocolate chips will work in a pinch! Use your favorite % dark chocolate.

Espresso: I used Papanicholas Swiss Chocolate Espresso for the ultimate chocolate flavor. If you are not using their flavor, I’d recommend sticking to a neutral flavor or another chocolate coffee blend for the best flavor.

For the dark chocolate cold foam:

Milk: Whole milk, or any dairy milk will work the best here, or any barista blend non-dairy milk.

Heavy cream: essential for thickening up the cold foam.

Black cocoa powder: for flavor and color.

Granulated sugar: for a touch of sweetness.

how to make a dark chocolate mocha:

Brew the espresso over the dark chocolate and cocoa powder.
Pour in the milk.
Top with the dark chocolate cold foam.
Then (optional) top with a powdered sugar Halloween stencil and enjoy!

dark chocolate mocha q&a

can I use instant espresso?

Definitely! Simply combine 60mL of hot water with the amount of instant espresso needed as stated on the packaging.

can I use brewed coffee or cold brew?

Espresso is essentially just really strongly brewed coffee. You can use cold brew or brewed coffee, you will just need to play around with the ratios of coffee: milk to see what’s best for you, since 2 oz. of espresso makes a much bigger drink than 2 oz. of coffee or cold brew.

can I double this recipe?

Of course! You can double this recipe, triple it, or even quadruple it as needed! This is truly so easy to throw together and is so delicious. If you’re trying to make a large batch of the cold foam, it would probably be easiest to use a hand mixer to “froth” it.

why do you measure in grams?

My recipes are all written in grams because it is the most accurate way to bake. When you use a kitchen scale, you ensure that your baked goods turn out as close to the written recipe as possible. Plus, the cleanup is way easier when using a scale! I will provide standard cup measurements but please note that I have not tested the recipe using cup measurements and therefore can not guarantee your recipe will come out how mine did. Here is my favorite kitchen scale.

tools and ingredients

You can find all my favorite tools and ingredients that I use on my Amazon Storefront page, here!

did you make this dark chocolate mocha?

If you made this dark chocolate mocha with dark chocolate cold foam I would love to see it and know your thoughts! Please leave a comment and review down below, and tag me on Instagram @freshbeanbakery. If you have any questions about the recipe I will gladly do my best to answer them in the comments below!

Dark Chocolate Mocha

5 from 1 vote
Dark chocolate espresso with a dark chocolate cold foam.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings1 drink


Dark Chocolate Mocha

Dark Chocolate Cold Foam

  • 2 tbsp. whole milk
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. black cocoa powder


Dark Chocolate Mocha

  • Add the black cocoa powder and finely chopped chocolate to a coffee mug, and brew the espresso directly over it. Mix the chocolate and espresso together until the chocolate has melted.
  • Add in the milk and ice.
  • Make the dark chocolate cold foam. Add the milk, heavy cream, sugar, and cocoa powder to a medium sized cup or container. Froth or shake the mixture until it's thick and foamy.
  • Top the drink off with the dark chocolate cold foam.
  • (Optional) Use a Halloween stencil to create a design on top of the mocha. Dust first with cocoa powder, then powdered sugar. Serve and enjoy!

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