I love mocha. It’s caffeine and chocolate. Together. How can it get any better? Well, for one thing, it could get a bit cheaper. A grande starbucks mocha is over 4 dollars. Seriously? Luckily, there is an easy method to creating the chocolate lovers’ favorite coffee at home. Simple enough to whip up at 5 in the morning., yet delicious enough to make for a friend, this mocha will have you praying for the colder weather. (Oh wait, it’s already here!). Time to get started.
- 2/3 cup milk (I recommend whole milk, but you can try any kind you’d like)
- 1 T chocolate syrup (Hershey’s works, or you can make your own)
- 1/2 T granulated sugar (or the equivalent of stevia or another sweetener)
- 1 tsp hot water
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup hot brewed coffee or 1 shot espresso
- 1 French Press or mason jar with lid
- Start by microwaving your milk in a glass measuring cup. Microwave for approximately 50 seconds so it becomes very warm.
- While the milk is in the microwave, in a small glass bowl, mix together the chocolate syrup, sugar, and hot water. This should turn into a smooth paste.
- Pour the milk into the french press if using and pump the handle up and down until the milk is frothy. If you don’t have a french press, pour the warm milk into a mason jar and screw the lid on tight. Shake until frothy. Swirl a few times around the french press or jar. This should pop any large air bubbles.
- Gently stir your chocolate mixture and your brewed coffee or espresso. Pour in your frothed milk, holding the foam back with a spoon and then topping with the foam.
- Garnish with chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, or whipped cream. (whipped cream on foam! 😱)
~ Amy and Esther ❤