Homemade Mocha Latte
Monsoon is here!!! Cravings for steaming hot and strong coffee are full on these days thanks to the crazy rains. This is one of my favorite recipe to make for myself after a tiring day and its a perfect accompaniment while catching up on reading that long pending book.
Coffee and chocolate is a match made in heaven. Each one complements the other to increase and enhance the flavors. Mocha recipe is made by adding chocolate to an espresso shot. Adding marshmallows or whipped cream enhances its chocolaty taste. It basically means either adding chocolate to your coffee, or adding a shot of espresso coffee to your hot chocolate.
This is a treat for coffee and chocolate lovers, it combines the two under a layer of creamy foamed milk. Adding chocolate/ sweet cocoa powder makes this a luscious, liquid dessert. Some people even add chocolate syrup to this. I have made both with cocoa powder and plain milk chocolate and the results are equally fantastic.
Important tip is to use really good quality chocolate/cocoa powder and there are so many variations of making a good mocha by adding some extra flavors to this drink like cinnamon, cardamon or even some grated ginger.
You can whip up this simple at-home mocha in minutes with just a few easy pantry ingredients and adding a rich topping of whipped cream just enhances the taste!! Lets get started.
Water- 1 cup
Hot milk 2 cups
Cocoa Powder/Chocolate- 2 tsp (I use Hershey’s)
Coffee powder- 1 tsp (I use Nescafe)
Milk powder- 1tsp
Sugar- 2 tsp
Vanilla extract- 1/2 tsp
Whipped cream for topping
In a sauce pan add water, coffee powder, cocoa powder/chocolate, milk powder, vanilla essence, sugar and bring them to boil.
Add this in the serving cup/mug and pour hot milk.
Top up with whipped cream and garnish with a pinch of cocoa powder, if desired.