Recipes

Easy Mocha

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.

INGREDIENTS

  • 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
  1. Start by microwaving your milk in a glass measuring cup. Microwave for approximately 50 seconds so it becomes very warm.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Garnish with chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, or whipped cream. (whipped cream on foam! 😱)

Enjoy!
~ Amy and Esther ❤

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