This nonalcoholic chocolate mocha martini recipe is a fun party drink with a twist. Any chocoholic with a sweet tooth will gladly sip this after-dinner drink and it's a decadent treat to end your holiday meal.
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Our nonalcoholic chocolate mocha martini recipe takes pantry staples. Let's talk about some of the key ingredients.
- Dairy: We used heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk.
- Chocolate: We used good quality 70% cacao dark chocolate that was chopped. We also used ¼ teaspoon of cocoa powder.
- Coffee: We used strong coffee that was chilled for the mocha flavor.
- Flavoring: We used vanilla extract. For the best flavor, use a good quality vanilla.
- Garnish: We used dark chocolate sauce and sprinkles to jazz up our nonalcoholic mocktail. You can also use a small scoop of coffee ice cream.
How to Make
Start by gathering all your ingredients to make nonalcoholic chocolate mocha martini mocktails. Make your strong coffee, and chop up the good quality chocolate.
- The first step is to make the ganache. Over medium heat, heat the heavy cream until it starts to steam and has a few bubbles on top. Remove from the heat.
- Dump in the chopped chocolate and whisk until well combined. Pour some on a small plate for rimming the glasses, and pour the rest in a mixing bowl. Allow it to cool for a few minutes so it can thicken.
3. To make the mocha flavored drink, pour the sweetened condensed milk on top of the slightly cooled ganache. Whisk together until mixed.
4. Pour in the vanilla. Whisk in the strong coffee. If necessary, adjust the vanilla or coffee to taste. If you feel it needs more chocolatey flavor, whisk in a heaping teaspoon of sifted cocoa powder. If making ahead, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
5. Decorate the insides of the glasses with sauce then dip the rims of the glasses into the ganache. Next, dip the rim into the sprinkles, and twirl it a bit so the sprinkles cover the sauce. Put the glasses in a freezer for 10 or 15 minutes to allow it to set.
6. Pour the nonalcoholic mocha mocktini into the prepared glasses. Serve immediately. Make this mocha nonalcoholic martini for your next dinner party and impress your guests. Cheers!
The drink is made using a homemade ganache, cocoa powder, condensed milk, vanilla and strong coffee. Add some fun delicious toppings such as chocolate drizzle or a sprinkle rimmed glass to make it even more decadent.
First off let's remind everyone that this is a dessert type drink, so expect the calories to be high. For one 12 fl. oz. glass, the calories are 1165. This drink is also high in calcium, iron and vitamin A. If you would like to cut the calories dramatically, serve this beverage in a 4 fl. oz. glass. For more nutritional information, scroll past the recipe card.
It's a sweet, dessert-like cocktail with rich dark chocolatey flavors and a creamy consistency. If made with alcohol, it will have a slight hint of alcohol flavor as well. In our nonalcoholic version, vanilla and strong coffee give the martini mocktail plenty of mocha flavor so it tastes delightful!
This rich, sweet dessert martini pairs best with salty, savory foods that balance out the sweetness. Consider serving up salty nuts and mild nutty cheeses on a platter.
- Make ahead: Make the strong coffee and ganache and allow them to cool completely. Decorate the rims of the glasses, cover and refrigerate. Then you can decorate the inside of the glasses and the rims with chocolate and place the glasses in the freezer so it can harden. Then mix up the mocha martini drink mixture and pour into a 4-cup carafe or glass measuring cup. Cover and place in the fridge. Just before serving, stir then pour into the prepared glasses and garnish as desired.
- Leftovers: If you have any leftovers, cover them so it's airtight and refrigerate.
- Freezer: Unfortunately, we don't recommend freezing this drink to get it to be slushy. It tastes best if consumed within 24 hours.
- Want to lower the calories? Leave out the sweetened condensed milk, but it won't be as thick.
- Want to change up the rim? Twirl the rim in crushed malt balls or crushed hazelnuts.
- Want to stretch this nonalcoholic mocha drink? Pour it into 4-ounce glasses. It will serve 6 people, and the calories will be cut by ⅓.
- Want to add a garnish? Try a small scoop of coffee ice cream for more mocha flavor, a speared Ferrero Rocher, or three fresh raspberries.
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Nonalcoholic Chocolate Mocha Martini
For the Ganache
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 4 ounces good quality dark chocolate, 70% cacao, chopped
For the Mocha Martini Garnish
- ¼ cup dark chocolate sauce
- Dark chocolate ganache, from above
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Small scoop of coffee ice cream, optional
For the Mocha Drink
- 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 7 tablespoons strong coffee, chilled
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon cocoa powder, sifted (optional)
Making the Ganache
- Finely chop the chocolate with a large, sharp knife.
- Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan until it barely starts to boil. You will see steam first, then small bubbles. Remove from heat immediately and pour in the chopped chocolate all at once. Whisk until well blended.
- Pour some ganache on a small plate to rim the martini glasses. Pour the rest in a bowl to allow it to cool.
Decorating the Martini Glass
- Pour some sprinkles on a small plate.
- Dip the rim of the martini glass into the ganache first, then dip and twirl it in the sprinkles.
- Squeeze some sauce in the corner of a plastic sandwich bag. Twist the top and snip off the tip to form a small piping bag.
- Starting at the bottom, squeeze the sauce into the martini glass and swirl upward until ½ inch from the rim. Place in the freezer until needed.
Assembling the Nonalcoholic Mocha Drink
- Pour the sweetened condensed milk into the bowl of ganache and whisk until well combined.
- Whisk in the coffee and vanilla extract, then taste and adjust flavors by adding more coffee or vanilla as desired. Whisk in the optional cocoa powder.
- Pour the mixture into a glass carafe or 4-cup jug with a spout to make it easier to pour into the decorated martini glasses. Take the glasses out of the freezer and pour into two glasses.
- If desired, place a small scoop of coffee ice cream in the drink. Serve immediately.
- Cut the calories by ⅓ and stretch the nonalcoholic mocha drink mixture by pouring it into six 4 ounce glasses.
- Pretty garnish ideas: scoop of coffee ice cream, three fresh raspberries, or a speared Ferrero Rocher,
Our nonalcoholic chocolate mocha martini recipe was originally published on Feb. 27, 2020.