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Arby's Jamocha Shake Copycat Recipe
Arby's Jamocha Shake
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Drink
Calories: 570
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.9 (35 reviews)

Okay, wash out the blender because this one's been begging to be cloned for years now. Arby's famous Jamocha Shake was one of the first frozen coffee drinks to gain popularity, even before Starbucks pummeled us with Frappuccinos. This thick drink is actually more milk shake than coffee drink, but if you like the original, you'll love this easy-to-make clone that serves two.

Source: Top Secret Recipes: Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits & Shakes by Todd Wilbur.

1 cup cold coffee
1 cup low-fat milk
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 cups vanilla ice cream
3 tablespoons chocolate syrup

1. Combine the coffee, milk, and sugar in a blender and mix on medium speed for 15 seconds to dissolve the sugar.

2. Add ice cream, and chocolate syrup, then blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. Stop blender and stir the mixture with a spoon if necessary to help blend ingredients.

3. Pour drink into two 16-ounce glasses.

Makes 2 large drinks.

Awesome Copycat
Submitted on: 11/27/16
This is delicious and tastes like the original but mine came out so thin.
Awesome tip...
Karla H.  
Submitted on: 10/01/15
For more of a frozen drink..shake consistency....put the coffee in a silicone cup..and freeze it. Afterwards, pop the frozen coffee into the ninja..with the other ingredients...use a few short pulses to break the coffee cube up...and then blend well..AWESOME!
Submitted on: 09/08/15
YUMMY DELICIOUS! I love this shake! Tastes just like the one at Arbys. I have tried in vain for years to duplicate this shake. THANK YOU so much for sharing this awesome recipe.
Submitted on: 02/07/15
This turned out great!!!!!
Sized it down for a cup blender
Submitted on: 09/27/14
I sized it down to fit my cup blender. I use 3-4 coffee ice cubes (depending on strength of coffee), float them in milk, give a good dose of chocolate syrup, and add vanilla ice cream to the Fill line. I skip the sugar, but that's my personal preference.
Arby's Jamocha Shake-The Original
Lauri Funk  
Submitted on: 06/14/12
Thank you Todd! The bean-counters over to Arby's Corp re-designed the Jamocha Shake and it's awful.
Submitted on: 07/31/09
This shake is awesome!!!! I was very impressed by how it turned out when I made it, it tasted just like Arby's Jamocha Shake:)
Submitted on: 02/09/09
Very good. No need to run to the drive through.
Submitted on: 06/20/08
This recipe works very well with Ovaltine powder (in place of the chocolate syrup) dissolved with the sugar. The taste is PHENOMENAL AND VERY CLOSE (can't taste the difference) to Arby's. It's easy to make and I have one frequently.
Submitted on: 02/18/08
Yum! This recipe is so good except I added a little more chocolate syrup, and wow, it tasted even better!
Submitted on: 06/26/07
Wow... All i can say is wow.
Irene Hirschman  
Submitted on: 06/20/07
Mari B  
Submitted on: 02/28/07
Delicious flavor, but almost more like chocolate milk with coffee than a shake. Next time I'll leave out the milk and I'm sure it will be great!
Andrew Bajorek  
Submitted on: 01/04/07
Great recipe! I halfed it and used a little less ice cream (watching the figure, right?) and it still turned out very tasty. When I drink the shake at Arby's, the back of my throat is irritated for some reason, but with this version that didn't happen! Give this a try!
Submitted on: 09/23/06
I loved this! It's so good. I added some powdered chocolate flavored protein in it and it came out wonderfully!
Submitted on: 08/10/06
Very very close to original from the late 60's
Submitted on: 03/16/06
I have loved this shake forever and am so thankful for the recipe. This a five star recipe, "Thanks so very much!"
Submitted on: 03/11/06
Great recipe A+++ and all i did was add a handful of ice cubes in the blender to help it thinken up.
Submitted on: 02/13/06
To dress this up, use a mixture of coffee and chocolate ice cream. It doesn't get much better.
Raymond Moore  
Submitted on: 01/22/06
Back in the 70's when I worked at Arby's, this was made with chocolate syrup and instant coffee. The use of instant coffee may help the "thin" problems.
Submitted on: 12/31/05
Wow this is yummy. It works great in the Majic Bullet blender Santa brought me, but I don't like chocolate so I replace it with caramel!
Submitted on: 12/26/05
I love this recipe. I have been getting this shake for so long and it's great to have the opportunity to have the recipe myself.
Submitted on: 11/12/05
Brill, love it!
Teri R  
Submitted on: 10/11/05
I try this recipe and it was great...a variation that I made was to use a chi tea mix instead of the coffee...excellant!
Submitted on: 10/10/05
GREAT - love it, but why is mine too thin?
Submitted on: 09/24/05
I've made this a few times and it's great the only problem is that it's not very thick. I'm not sure if it's the blender i'm using or if it's the ice cream.
Submitted on: 09/10/05
WOW!!! This recipe is great. Tastes exactly like the original.
Submitted on: 08/15/05
Thoughtful and generous of this site to provide such how to's on this coffee mix...coffee milkshake magnifico!
Submitted on: 08/11/05
OMG i have been waiting on this one for a long time.. my friend told me about your site and i am sooo indebted to her now lol.. thanks so very much for your services here :-)
Submitted on: 07/31/05
Just as good as the original
Submitted on: 07/20/05
We've been getting these at Arby's for a long time--thanks for giving us the opportunity to make at home. DELICIOUS!
Submitted on: 07/20/05
I have one word Delicious!
Submitted on: 07/19/05
awesome shake! thanks!
Submitted on: 07/18/05
This is excellent! A coffee milkshake!
Double H  
Submitted on: 07/18/05
Boy I love the jamocha shakes. It doesn't get any better than this baby!