Homemade Mocha in Less Than 5 minutes
I don’t know about you, but I love mornings. I didn’t always.
But then I discovered coffee.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s still hard to get out of bed. Especially those mornings when
I wake up to a baby crying. I don’t even get time to brush my teeth before I’m making a bottle.
But once I’ve dragged myself out of bed, the rest of the morning could go by like a tornado
and I would survive… as long as I’ve had my coffee.
This morning, I decided to try something new. I love Starbucks Mochas but I don’t love all
the chemicals roaming around my innards. So I made one at home. Then I made one again at lunch.
And…. then again after dinner. I’m a little jumpy now, so I probably won’t do three tomorrow,
but I will definitely make another one in the morning!
You have to try this! It took me less than 5 minutes….
Make a shot of espresso. If you don’t have a machine you could also use really strong coffee.
While it’s brewing, mix a teaspoon of cocoa powder with a teaspoon of pure maple syrup in the
bottom of your mug. I had to play around with the ratio until it was to my taste. You may
choose to add more cocoa or more maple syrup depending on if you like a more bitter chocolate
taste or a sweeter taste. Surprisingly enough, you don’t really taste the maple syrup.
Make about a cup of hot foamy milk. I use Organic Whole Milk. (I know it’s not the healthiest milk.
But I only use one cup at a time so I justified it to myself.) My espresso machine has a steamer
attached to the side but I never use it. It makes a horrible noise and I tend to burn the milk.
(I really hope I’m not the only one to do that.) I use a much faster and simpler method.
I put about a cup of milk into a container that has a lid. I warm it up in the microwave, cover off.
Once hot, I put the cover on and shake it as hard as I can for about 30 seconds. It should foam up nicely.
Add the espresso to your syrup. Mix together. Then add your foamed milk. Pour the milk slowly so most
of the foam stays in the container. Then spoon the foam onto the top.
I almost can’t wait to wake up tomorrow.
1 shot of espresso or 2 ounces of strong coffee
1 tsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. pure maple syrup
1 cup foamed milk
Make a shot of espresso. Combine maple syrup and cocoa powder in your mug. Foam milk using a steamer.
If you don’t have a steamer, heat milk in microwave. Put in container with a tight lid.
Shake for about 30 seconds.
Mix the espresso with the syrup mixture. Slowly add the milk, leaving most of the foam in the container.
Add the foam to the top.