Thursday, November 25, 2010

Easy Mocha Latte

If you're a huge fan of espresso drinks like me, you realize how much of a money pit that can be. At four to six dollars a piece, it's easy to spend way too much on these comforting cups of deliciousness. If you want to save money or just stay in your pajamas on the couch while enjoying a hot mocha, it's easy to make them at home. With winter fast on our heels, it's good to have an arsenal of hot drink recipes at the ready for relaxed weekend mornings or harried weekday mornings. And if you want to turn this into an evening treat, add a bit of Bailey's Irish Cream or whiskey.

Easy Mocha Latte
serves 1

1 T. turbinado sugar
2 t. high quality cocoa powder (e.g. Ghiradelli)
2 shots hot espresso
8 oz. warm, frothed whole milk (or 1%, 2%, or skim, if you like)
1/4 t. pure vanilla extract
Whipped cream (optional)
Chocolate shavings (optional)

1. Add sugar and cocoa to a mug and stir to combine. Pour in hot espresso, stirring to dissolve the sugar and cocoa powder. Add the milk and vanilla extract, stirring thoroughly to combine. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired. Serve hot and enjoy a few minutes to yourself.

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