Tired of waiting in lines to get your favorite cup of Joe? What would you say if I told you that you could make your own mocha in less time than it takes you to get in your car and start driving down the street your favorite coffee shop? Up it one more notch what if your drink was cheaper and healthier as well?
Yes, my friends it is possible. You can have a piping hot drink ready to minutes 24 hours a day. All you have to do is open your fridge and cupboard. My go to “fancy” drink when I am short on time is a simple yet delicious mocha. Better yet when I make a mocha I know exactly what I am putting into it. I tried drinking those extra special drinks at coffee shops over the years but with out fail almost every single one of them left me feeling sick from too much sugar, chemicals and highly pasteurized milk. The one exception to that would be Ritual Coffee Roasters at Oxbow in Napa, that my best friend since the wee age of two introduced me to over the New Year. They use organic ingredients, fair-trade coffee and milk from pastured cows.
I make my drinks with raw milk (or if I don’t have any on hand some homemade almond or coconut milk), maple syrup and organic fair-trade coffee and cocoa powder, I feel great afterwards because I have filled my body with healthy fats, minerals and nutrients that is needs to function.
I have a confession to make, my almost daily favorite coffee drink is an Americano. Another good friend my mine was dear and brought me an espresso percolator (similar to this one) the last time she visited. A couple shots of espresso, hot water and a few drops of vanilla stevia= liquid gold. It is that good! When I want something special I make this mocha. You can add peppermint for a peppermint mocha, salted caramel sauce or whipped cream or just drink it plain which is equally delightful!
Enjoy a mocha in minutes and nourish your body at the same time! 😉
Simple Make at Home Mocha
Yield 1 cup
- 1 cup raw milk
- 1/4 cup strong coffee (or two shots of espresso)
- 1 TBS cocoa powder
- 1-2 TBS maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch of sea salt
- Heat the raw milk over low heat. Don't allow the temperature to rise above 110 degrees F or you will kill all the good things in the milk.
- In a mug or small dish mix the cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract and sea salt until you make a thick paste.
- Add the cocoa paste and coffee/espresso to the milk. Whisk until smooth.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.