It’s really easy to cut the dependency with aiocache functionality:

import asyncio

from asynctest import MagicMock

from aiocache.base import BaseCache

async def async_main():
    mocked_cache = MagicMock(spec=BaseCache)
    mocked_cache.get.return_value = "world"
    print(await mocked_cache.get("hello"))

if __name__ == "__main__":
    loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()

Note that we are passing the BaseCache as the spec for the Mock (you need to install asynctest).

Also, for debuging purposes you can use AIOCACHE_DISABLE = 1 python myscript.py to disable caching.