Mocha Monday and Coffee Recipes

Because it’s Monday and without Mocha [insert your favorite drink here] our/your morning wouldn’t be complete…

Two Mocha recipes to save to your recipe book.

Marc’s Starbucks Espresso Truffle

Boiling water 2/3 cup
Mocha powder or hot chocolate mix 2/3 cup
Dark-roasted coffee beans 2 tablespoons
Skim milk 1-2 cups
Whipped cream To taste
Espresso machine
Coffee grinder

 

  1.  Start boiling water. Grind your dark-roasted beans to a fine grind. Start the water heating cycle with your espresso machine, including enough water in the machine to run steam from the milk frother.
  2. Put the mocha powder in an oversized mug. When your water is boiling, pour it in the mug with the mocha powder. Stir until the powder is completely dissolved into a mocha syrup.
  3. With your espresso machine frother, begin to heat the milk. You will be heating the milk rather than frothing it so if your espresso machine frother comes with a rubber spout that frothes the milk, remove that rubber spout. Once the milk is very hot, let the espresso brewing cycle complete.
  4. As soon as the espresso is ready, pour it into the mug with the mocha syrup. Top up the mug with the heated milk, leaving enough room for the whipped cream that you will add at the end. Stir together. Top off with whipped cream as desired, and lightly sprinkle the top with mocha powder.
  5. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the Espresso Truffle that costs $5 at Starbucks. If you would like to use the same ingredients that Starbucks uses, never fear. They sell their Espresso Blend and Mocha Powder at most outlets.

Make a Cafe Mocha from Coffee

Mocha powder or hot chocolate mix 2/3 cup
Dark-roasted coffee beans 2 tablespoons
Skim milk 1-2 cups
Whipped cream To taste
Coffee grinder
  1. You want to time the coffee and mocha syrup being ready close together so that the mix of powder and milk isn’t too cold.
  2. Start preparing your coffee the same way you normally would. Heat the milk on the stove, but be careful not to let it burn. Pour the mocha powder or hot chocolate mix into an oversized mug. Pour the skim milk into the mug, and quickly stir until the powder dissolves into a mocha syrup.
  3. When the coffee is ready, pour it into the mug with the mocha syrup and stir them together. Add whipped cream to taste, and sprinkle some more powder on top of it.
  4. It’s as simple as that. Enjoy your own Cafe Mocha at home. Julie Curry, a regular guest to our site, suggests heating four squares of good quality, dark chocolate (70pc cocoa solids) with skim milk until melted and stir well in place of using a mocha powder.

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