Dutch Bros Coffee is known for its delicious coffee drinks, but one of my favorites is the Cocomo. It’s a creamy, delicious drink that coconut lovers will thoroughly enjoy!
In this blog post, I’ll give you the recipe I use so you can make your own Dutch Bros Cocomo at home.
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What is the Dutch Bros Cocomo?
The Dutch Bros Cocomo, a coconut mocha, is a chocolate and coconut-flavored coffee drink. This delectable Dutch Bros menu item comes hot, iced, or blended.
What does the Dutch Bros Cocomo taste like?
If you’re a fan of the Mounds candy bar, then you’ll love this Cocomo Dutch Bros drink! And if you’re a fan of Almond Joy candy bars, you can replicate the taste by using almond milk instead of dairy milk.
The Cocomo has a rich chocolate flavor with a hint of coconut and bold espresso undertones. The drink is creamy and sweet.
But not too sweet!
What’s in the Dutch Bros Cocomo?
The Cocomo recipe from this popular coffee chain includes espresso shots, chocolate milk, and coconut syrup. For an extra treat, top it off with their signature soft top!
Dutch Bros Cocomo Copycat Recipe
- 1/4 cup water omit if you're using store bought coconut syrup
- 1/4 cup sugar omit if you're using store bought coconut syrup
- 1 tablespoon coconut extract omit if you're using store bought coconut syrup
- 3/4 cup chocolate milk you can make it yourself or buy it pre-made
- 1 shot espresso
- 1/2 cup ice iced or blended version only
- whipped cream or soft top optional
- If you're making the coconut syrup rather than buying it, combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer until it reaches your preferred consistency.
- Add the coconut extract and allow the mixture to cool. You can store in the fridge for up to 1 month. Alternatively, you can add 1/4 teaspoon of the extract per 1/2 teaspoon of the simple syrup. Keeping the simple syrup flavorless allows you greater flexibility in flavor combinations.
- If you're making a hot drink, warm the milk in a small saucepan on the stove. Milk heats quickly, so keep a close eye on it to avoid burning it.
- If you want froth in the milk, use a frother or mixer. Full-fat dairy milk will froth the best; the less fat content in milk, the less foam it will hold.
- Pull a shot of espresso. You can also substitute cold brew coffee or strongly brewed coffee.
- Combine the milk and 1-2 teaspoons of the coconut syrup. Add the espresso and then stir to combine. Add more syrup if you want the drink to feature a more robust coconut flavor. I like more of the coffee flavor to shine through, so I add less flavoring.
- Finish with whipped cream or soft top.
- If you want the iced variety, combine the milk, flavor syrup, and espresso in a glass filled halfway with ice.
- Combine ice, milk, flavor syrup, and espresso in a blender for the blended version. Add 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum or chia seeds to give the drink a creamy texture. Blend and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you buy coconut syrup?
Yes. There are several brands on the market.
Why should you make your own coconut syrup?
Most of the flavor syrups available for purchase come in huge bottles. But I love to try all kinds of new and different coffee drinks, and I’ve found the bottle sometimes goes bad before I have a chance to use it.
By making smaller batches, nothing goes to waste, and I can still experiment with homemade versions of chain coffee shop drinks!
You can also have complete control over the ingredients in your homemade syrups. Packaged flavor syrups sometimes have preservatives and other ingredients I can’t pronounce, which is less than appealing.
Making it myself gives me complete control over the ingredients.
What kind of sugar should you use to make your own blend of coconut syrup?,
Cane sugar is a great option for making all simple syrup varieties. You can also use granulated sugar. If you’re searching for a sugar-free option, try using Stevia instead of sugar.
The ratio for syrups with regular sugar is typically 1:1. But when you use Stevia, you generally need to use much less Stevia because it’s much sweeter than sugar.
Can you use any kind of milk in the Dutch Bros Cocomo?
Absolutely. The only caveat is that you will have to add a little chocolate to make the “mocha.”
If you’re making a blended drink, you can reduce sugar by adding powdered cocoa instead of chocolate syrup. And by adding the sweetened coconut syrup, the drink will still be tasty enough to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth.
Try adding a little almond milk to replicate an Almond Joy. Soy milk will also add a bit of nutty flavor to the drink.
Whole milk or half-and-half will give the drink more body than skim or any of the nut kinds of milk.
If you opt for coconut milk, you may want to omit the coconut syrup. You could also add a splash of coconut milk to give the drink a sweet coconut flavor. But you will need to add cocoa powder or chocolate syrup to give it the “mocha” flavor.
Can you make the Dutch Bros Cocomo without espresso?
Yes. You can substitute cold brew or more strongly brewed regular coffee if you don’t have an espresso machine. A Moka pot is also an excellent option for a stronger brew that won’t break the bank.
If you want to limit caffeine intake, try making it with decaf espresso or coffee. And if you’re making the drink for your kids, try it without coffee.
What other drinks can be made with coconut syrup?
When it comes to coffee drink creativity, the sky is the limit! There are plenty of drinks that you can upgrade by adding a hint of coconut.
You can substitute white chocolate sauce for regular chocolate syrup and create a slightly sweeter white chocolate mocha with a twist of coconut.
Or try using dark chocolate syrup instead of milk chocolate for a bolder flavor. You can also buy chocolate macadamia nut syrup; adding coconut to that flavor combination sounds delectable!
This next one might be the ultimate drink partner for a hot summer day. Try adding coconut extract to a strawberry latte to get a strawberry coconut latte!
Adding vanilla syrup instead of chocolate and blending it with coconut is another winning flavor combo guaranteed to please your taste buds.
Coconut is also the perfect addition to an array of fruit smoothies. Strawberry, mango, and banana with a shot of coconut might be a fun combination to try on a hot day.
The possibilities are endless! So get creative and experiment until you find your perfect combination.
Where can you buy coconut syrup?
Amazon carries coconut syrup. You can also buy it from Walmart.
Can you buy sugar-free coconut syrup?
Yes! Both Amazon and Walmart also carry sugar-free versions of this popular drink flavor.
What is the nutritional value of a Dutch Bros Cocomo?
This will depend on the ingredients you use. But as a general rule, these drinks are high in calories and sugar. So, if you’re watching your weight or trying to eat healthily, it’s best to enjoy them in moderation.
When making these drinks at home, you have complete control over the sugar and fat content. Adding a little less flavor syrup often doesn’t hugely impact the flavor but helps you reduce your daily sugar intake.
As always, it’s essential to read the labels on any syrups or mix-ins you use to ensure you’re not adding unwanted ingredients to your drink.
Now that you know how to make your own Dutch Bros. Cocomo give it a try and let me know what you think! I love hearing from our readers.
And if you want to share any other flavor combinations, I’d love to hear about those too!
Until next time, keep on sipping! And if you loved this post, here are a few others that I think you will enjoy:
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