Okay, so I love a good Starbucks Mocha. I do. I buy them sometimes. In fact, I am sitting at Starbucks right now, drinking one, and writing about how to make your own at home. But… they are expensive and I’m not in town all the time. So, I created my own Mommy Mocha. This is not a mock Starbucks recipe. It is my own creation that tastes a bit different, but I think it’s awesome.
This is a very versatile recipe that you can easily switch up to your own liking. I am currently using decaf instant coffee… I know… don’t hate me. I am nursing my baby and I try to limit my caffeine intake. I am very busy mommy to 6 wonderful children and I don’t want to take the time to brew the coffee and this is working just fine for me right now. Please feel free to brew your own full of caffeine coffee and use it in this recipe!
This makes 2 mug fulls of mocha or one large latte mug full. This is not all that healthy for you. There is too much sugar in it! But, I like it anyway.
1 1/2 TB sugar
1 TB baking cocoa, dark or regular
1 tsp instant decaf coffee
2 dashes of sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp maple syrup
2 TB water
3 C milk
Additional stir-ins as desired*
Combine all dry ingredients. Add vanilla, additional add-ins, and water; stir well. Add milk and heat over medium heat, stirring so you don’t burn the milk.
These are the types of stir-ins I sometimes use: crushed peppermint candies, cinnamon, raspberry extract, caramel sauce, orange extract, mint extract, etc.
What kind of hot beverage do you enjoy?
- 1 1/2 TB sugar
- 1 TB baking cocoa, dark or regular
- 1 tsp instant decaf coffee
- 2 dashes of sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 2 TB water
- 3 C milk
- Combine all dry ingredients.
- Add vanilla, additional add-ins, and water; stir well.
- Add milk and heat over medium heat, stirring so you don’t burn the milk.
- Crushed peppermint candies, cinnamon, raspberry extract, caramel sauce, orange extract, mint extract, etc.