It’s a hot summer day. The afternoon slump is setting in you feel like you need. coffee. now! Before you load up the kids to get your favourite iced coffee drink at the local coffee shop consider making it at home.
You may even have all the ingredients in your kitchen. That iced mocha can be ready in less time than it takes to wrangle the kids and get them buckled in. I’ve got you thinking right? 🙂
Turn on the sprinklers if you don’t live in California, send the kids out to play in the backyard, and take a few mommy moments. Even if you aren’t mom coffee breaks are lovely.
Prepare coffee in whatever system you use. I use this espresso percolator most of the time but I really like my french fresh as well. Grab a bottle of chocolate syrup (or make your own), your favourite milk, water and some ice. That’s it. If you like it a little sweeter maple syrup tastes great in this iced mocha.
If the kids come back in and want a treat too, you can whip them up a quick batch of raw chocolate milk, or just stir homemade syrup into a glass of milk.
This real food iced mocha fits perfectly in a 24 oz mason jar like the one I used in the photo. I like that it’s nice and portable. Plus it has a bit of that “coffee shop” feel. A dear friend made my cup for me but Traditional Cooking School has a tutorial on how to make one yourself.
Add in options:
- 2 cups ice
- 2 shots espresso (1/4 cup strong coffee)
- ¼ cup cream (or milk of choice)
- ¼ cup water
- 2 TSS dark chocolate syrup
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- Add everything but the ice to a 16 oz glass, stir until mixed. Add the ice and serve.