Enjoy an upgrade to your WFH coffee break!

Launch at Royal Sonesta Houston features extensive coffee offerings on their to go menu from their location in the hotel’s lobby. For this one, you should have everything you need readily available at home. We’ve kept the recipe for 4 – so you can share a coffee break with whoever you’re sheltering with at home. (Or, hand off a glass to a neighbor!) iced_mocha PJs

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Iced Mocha with Cold Drip Ice Cubes


  • 1 ½ c. iced coffee concentrate*
  • ½ c. water
  • 12 oz. whole milk, warmed
  • 4 tbsp. chocolate syrup, divided

Yield: 4 Servings


In a 2-cup measuring cup, combine iced coffee concentrate and water. Pour into an ice cube tray (12 cubes) and freeze. Once frozen, add 2 tbsp. of chocolate syrup to the bottom of each glass. Warm the milk in the microwave or stovetop. Fill each glass with 6 cold-drip coffee ice cubes. Finally, add the warm milk to each glass and stir. The warm milk will slowly melt the coffee ice cubes.

Not up for an overnight project to make your own cold brew concentrate? You can order from PJs or others online for home delivery. Once you have your cold brew – here are a few other recipes on the blog that also work for an afternoon coffee break.

*You can make your own cold brew at home – the ratio ~1/3 cup coarsely ground coffee to every 1½  cups of cold water. Combine in a mason jar, stir & cover – leaving overnight. Strain liquid through fine coffee filter and refrigerate.

Coffee and cake pair perfectly together! Try this decadent chocolate option from Sonesta Hotel Guayaquil.